Dr. Giselle Thibaudeau (Munn)

Dr. Giselle Thibaudeau (Munn)


  • Dean & Leadership
  • Research


  • Associate Dean for Research



Dr. Giselle Thibaudeau is the Associate Dean for Research for the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi State University. Previously, she has held the position of Director of the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies at MSU where she oversaw research, undergraduate education, and outreach efforts. 

After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Daemen College, Dr. Thibaudeau went on to get her master's degree in zoology from MSU, and her Ph.D. in cell developmental biology from the University of Kansas.

Dr. Thibaudeau completed a three-year postdoc at Princeton University before joining the faculty at MSU in the Department of Biological Sciences in 1994. Her research projects are numerous and span from embryonic development to the engineering of biological structures.

In 2009 she was selected as the Associate Director of MSU’s Shackouls Honors College, while still attending to her duties as the director for the Electron Microscope Center. In her role with the honors college, she coordinated the undergraduate research programs, including the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, student-travel awards, and the annual Undergraduate Research Forum.

She has received several honors including the 2009 MSU Research Award for University Centers and Institutes, in addition to being named a National Academy of Sciences Teaching Fellow for innovative approaches in undergraduate sciences.