Your Biology Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) was created by a group of graduate students and officially sanctioned by the Student Activities Office in 2003. All graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences are automatically members of the BGSO, and there are no membership fees. The BGSO board is currently comprised like a typical student organization, complete with president, vice president, treasurer, activities officers, recruitment officers, charity officer, etc.


Our Aim

  • To provide a forum of expression for student opinion.
  • To provide a mechanism for discussion and enactment of student decisions.
  • To provide for opportunities for social interaction among graduate students.
  • To foster social, intellectual, and institutional links with faculty.
  • To promote social, institutional, and intellectual links with graduate students in other departments.

 

News

November 11, 2017: Congratulations to Brianna Mullins, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

November 11, 2017: Congratulations to Brittney Hanrahan, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

October 3, 2017 - Congratulations to Laura Grieneisen, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

September 12, 2017 - Congratulations to Henry Vu, Ph.D., for successfully defending his dissertation!

August 24, 2017 - Congratulations to Diana LaTorre, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

August 3, 2017 - Congratulations to Joshua Mason, Ph.D., for successfully defending his dissertation!

July 13, 2017 - Congratulations to Michelle Ngai, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

July 7, 2017 - Congratulations to Brandon Gerig, Ph.D., for successfully defending his dissertation!

July 6, 2017: Congratulations to Jenifer Gifford, Ph.D., for successfully defending her dissertation!

Events


Defense of Ph.D. Dissertation - Nicole Scheidler

Olfactory Signals and Reception in a Pest Fly, Drosophila suzukii
Tuesday, November 14th at 2:00 PM in B01 McCourtney Hall


Defense of Ph.D. Dissertation - Jennifer Zupkosky

Analyzing ARF6 and Non-exosomal Extracellular Vesicles in the Context of Macrophages Infected with M. tuberculosis
Friday, November 17th at 10:00 AM in 214 DeBartolo Hall


Defense of Ph.D. Dissertation - Robert Habig

Social Dominance in Male Baboons and Other Vertebrates: Benefits, Costs, and Evolutionary Implications
Friday, November 17th at 2:00 PM in 283 Galvin Life Science Center


Links to Other Upcoming Seminars and Events