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

March 27, 2017: Congratulations to Christina Cheng, PhD, for a successful defense of her dissertation!

March 24, 2017: Congratulations to Jevin Poureetezadi, PhD, for a successful defense of his dissertation!

March 20, 2017: Congratulations to Rachel Bosserman, PhD, for a successful defense of her dissertation!

March 10, 2017: Congratulations to Victoria Zellmer, PhD, for a successful defense of her dissertation!

February 27, 2017: New officers have been elected - check out the officers page for more info.

February 27, 2017: Congratulations to Rachel Love, PhD, for a successful defense of her dissertation!

February 13, 2017: Congratulations to Jingling Li, PhD, for a successful defense of her dissertation!

January 26, 2017: Congratulations to Elizabeth Miller, PhD, for a successful defense of her dissertation!

January 17, 2017: Congratulations to Quirine Ten Bosch, PhD for a successful defense of her dissertation!

December 19, 2016: Congratulations to Lainey Bristow, MS for a successful defense of her thesis!

Events

 

Professional Development - Entrepeneurship Lunch Seminar

“From Bench to Business: Exploring Careers in Start-ups and Industry" with BenchSci
RSVP here - pizza will be served!

Wednesday, March 29 at 12:00 PM in 115B Galvin Life Sciences


Biophysic Journal Club - Dr. William Bialek

Professor of Physics at Princeton, Dr. Bialek will be leading a discussion about the fundamental physical limits on biological processes, specifically brain coding and function, from a theoretical physics perspective.
Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 PM in B01 McCourtney Hall


Jeffrey Kurkewich- Defense of PhD Dissertation

"The Role of mirn23A/mirn23B MicroRNA Clusters and Transcription Factor ARID3B in Hematopoietic Development"
Thursday, March 30 at 1:00 PM in 102 DeBartolo Hall


Monthly BGSO Meeting

Join us for pizza and a discussion of upcoming events and policies - all grad students working in Biological Sciences are welcome!
Tuesday, April 4 from 12:30-1:30 PM in 355 Galvin Life Sciences


Audra White - Defense of MS Thesis

"Genetic Analysis of Retinoic Acid Signaling in Pronephros Development"
Wednesday, April 5 at 1:00 PM in 115 Galvin Life Sciences

 


Links to Other Upcoming Seminars and Events