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

June 22, 2017: Congratulations to Erin Franks, PhD, for a successful defense of her dissertation!

June 16, 2017: Congratulations to Katrina Button-Simmons, PhD, for a successful defense of her dissertation!

June 13, 2017: Congratulations to Patricia Schnepp, PhD, for a successful defense of her dissertation!

May 25, 2017: Congratulations to Jacob Zwart, PhD, for a successful defense of his dissertation!

May 10, 2017: Congratulations to Benjamin Mayala, PhD, for a successful defense of his dissertation!

May 8, 2017: Congratulations to Trevor Kane, PhD, for a successful defense of his dissertation!

April 11, 2017: Niraja Suresh, Biology PhD student, is elected as President of Notre Dame's Graduate Student Union

April 5, 2017: Congratulations to Audra White, MS,  for a successful defense of her thesis!

March 30, 2017: Congratulations to Jeffrey Kurkewich, PhD, for a successful defense of his dissertation!

Events

 

Defense of PhD Dissertation: Jenifer Gifford

"CRP78 Associated Chemoresistance Affects Drug Response in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma"
Thursday, July 6th at 1:00 PM in 102 DeBartolo Hall


Defense of PhD Dissertation: Brandon Gerig

"Context Dependent Controls of Pacific Salmon Contaminant Biotransport to Great Lakes Tributaries"
Friday, July 7th at 9:00 AM in 117 DeBartolo Hall


Loosely-Based-on-Science Movies

Join fellow grad students to watch films with varying degrees of both science and fiction. Snacks and beverages provided.
Every other Thursday (alternating with Game Night) in 190 Galvin at 6:00 PM.
Next up: June 22 - "The Martian"


BGSO Game Night

Try out some tabletop games with your fellow grad students - no experience necessary! Snacks and beverages provided.
Every other Thursday (alternating with Loosely-Based-on-Science Movies) in 190 Galvin at 6:00 PM.
Next up: June 29


Links to Other Upcoming Seminars and Events