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, outreach 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.

View the BGSO Constitution here for details on policies and procedures.


March 28, 2022: The Lee Lab is happy to announce that Jessie passed her thesis defense earlier today. Way to go Dr. Ross!!

March 25, 2022: The Romero-Severson Lab is happy to announce that Robert passed his dissertation defense earlier today. Way to go Dr. Stanley!!

March 25, 2022: The Ferdig Lab is happy to announce that Kate passed her dissertation defense earlier today. Way to go Dr. Brenneman!!

March 21, 2022: The Champion Lab is happy to announce that Kevin passed his defense today. Way to go Dr. K!!






Upcoming Departmental Seminars (Spring 2022)


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