Graduate Student Society

Accessible here, The BGSS is established for the expressed purpose of developing professional and leadership skills as well as encouraging students to participate in public outreach. The BGSS will provide informational events, social activities and an outlet for student concerns. A goal of this organization is also to increase awareness in departmental research, as to foster a sense of community among department faculty members and students. Other areas of focus shall include helping the biology department to effectively recruit students of diverse backgrounds and to raise awareness of the importance and significance of biological research in today’s world.

Executive Officers

President: Andrew Van Kuren (Sanders Group)
Vice-President/Faculty-Student Liaison: Elizabeth Tucker (Tsieh Group)
Treasurer: Chris Carnivale (Sanders Group)
Secretary: Payton Phillips (Behm Group)

Committee Chairs

Social Chair: J.J. Smith (Spigler Group)
Webmaster: Timothy Swartz (Behm Group)
Fundraising Chair: Emily Kovach (Habas Group)
Professional Science Masters (PSM) Liaison: To be identified
International Student Liason: Mark Walker (Spigler Group)