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GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

 

Doctoral Students

 

Kanvaly Bamba

Advisor: Darin Croft

 

Nasmah Bastaki

Advisor: Chris Cullis

 

Angeline Catena

Advisor: Darin Croft

 

Juan Sebastian Chahda

Advisor: Claudia Mizutani

 

Shih-Wei Chou

Advisor: Brian McDermott

 

Colin Cope

Advisor: Jean Burns

 

Miranda Cullins

Advisor: Hillel Chiel

 

Kacey Dananay

Advisor: Mike Benard

 

James Ferguson

Advisor: Radhika Atit

 

Grace Fuller

Advisor: Kristen Lukas

 

Jeffrey Gill

Advisor: Hillel Chiel

 

Peiyuan Guo

Advisor: Roy Ritzmann

 

Emily Hamburg

Advisor: Radhika Atit

 

Phil Sang Hwang

Advisor: Brian McDermott

 

Kenji Ishida

Advisor: Emmitt Jolly

 

Janay Jones

Advisor: Emmitt Jolly

 

Nick Kathman

Advisor: Roy Ritzmann

 

Catherine Kehl

Advisor: Hillel Chiel

 

Kathy Krynak

Advisor: Mike Benard

 

Charles Leeds

Advisor: Kristen Lukas

 

Shuang Liang

Advisor: Emmitt Jolly

 

Haito Liu

Advisor: Firouz Daneshgari

 

Jacob Lockey

Advisor: Mark Willis

 

Hiu Lu

Advisor: Hillel Chiel

 

Anwar Jabour

Advisor: Scott Simpson

 

Jeff McManus

Advisor: Hillel Chiel

 

Maria Medellin

Advisor: Gavin Svenson

 

Jennifer Murphy

Advisor: Jean Burns

 

Anna Osvaldsson

Advisor: Jean Burns

 

Hilary Rollins

Advisor: Mike Benard

 

Nicholas Sarn

Advisor: Radhika Atit

 

Joseph Schinaman

Advisor: Claudia Mizutani

 

Kendrick Shaw

Advisor: Hillel Chiel

 

Kate Tylicki

Advisor: Mark Willis

 

Adrienn Varga

Advisor: Roy Ritzmann

 

Melissa Varrecchia

Advisor: Emmitt Jolly

 

Jason Wagman

Advisor: Kristen Lukas

 

Kuo-chen Wang

Advisor: H. Baskaran

 

Jason Wark

Advisor: Kristen Lukas

 

 

 

Plan A Master's Students

 

Ryan Allison

 

 

Bonnie Baird

 

Jacob Bosse

 

 

Qingquan Chen

 

Wenbo Chen

 

 

Xi Chen

 

 

Zongwei Chen

 

 

Anirudh Chowdhary

 

Isabelle Cless

 

Sean Copley

 

 

Yuheng Dai

 

 

Nicholas Drew

 

Chaitanya Gollakota

 

 

Disha Goswami

 

 

Kai Guo

 

Mengyu Guo

 

 

Nilay Gupta

 

 

Michael Hallen

Xu Han

 

Erich Heise

 

 

Jiaqi Hu

 

Muyang Hu

 

 

Oktay Ince

 

Justin Isaacs

 

 

JeShaune Jackson

 

 

Anida Karahodza

 

 

Dmitriy Kavyazin

 

 

Tara Kelloway

 

Sushma Krishnan

 

 

Li Liu

 

Wenzhu Liu

 

Yvonne McDermott

 

Colin Naples

 

 

Tenisha Phipps

 

Brandon Pochatila

 

 

Caitlin Rhodes

 

 

Utsav Sharma

 

 

Valentine Siba

Danni Song

 

 

Nathan Stopczynski

Valentine Volk

 

Heather Voss-Hoynes

 

 

Nicholas Webber

Barne Willie

Shaoyuan Zhu

 

 

 

Plan B Master's Students

 

David Bertsch

 

 

 

Jacob Brezinsky

 

Mohammed Dameri

 

Lyndsie Haefke

 

Yawen Hu
Deena Maher El-sayed Ibrahim

 

Peronne Joseph

 

 

Nia Martin

 

Jennifer Piechowski
Ismail Sayin

 

Kristen Shimmel

 

Pantea Taheri

 

Shang-Shen Yu

 

 

 

   

Biology Graduate Student Organization (BGSO)

 CLICK HERE FOR THE BGSO WEBSITE!

(accessible to current students only)

What is BGSO?

The Biology Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) is both a social and mentoring network of biology graduate students and an organization that promotes positive change in the Biology Department through graduate student leadership. There are two purposes of the organization: 1) to encourage community, support, and cohesiveness among students of the department, and 2) to organize activities that foster department unity and support for graduate student concerns.

How did it start?

BGSO evolved from an informal social organization developed by graduate students in 2003 when enrollment began to increase. As students met to socialize, they also talked about their concerns as graduate students. They realized that some issues couldn’t be solved within the group, but needed further discussion with the department as a whole, leading to our first Biology Department retreat. The group became an official student organization with a constitution in 2007 to define the responsibilities filled by graduate students within the department and to leave a template for future graduate students.

How do I join?

As a graduate student in the Department of Biology, you are automatically a member of the BGSO. All you have to do is show up and get involved. We know. Your first year can be pretty rough, but being involved in BGSO, even just a little bit, can actually make things easier. Think of us as your grad student support group.

Are there leadership opportunities?

YES! Each of the activities below is coordinated by one or more graduate students who’d probably love to have some help. There are also many other opportunities to be involved. For example, several students are on the seminar committee, others helped develop and maintain the website, still others help mentor graduate teaching assistants. Further, the Biology Department Senator represents the biology graduate students in the Graduate Student Senate.

What are these BGSO activities?

The main activities are described below. All of these are advertised via e-mail in advance, so check your inbox for announcements from our Department Assistant, Sue Kolenz, the Graduate Program Coordinator, Julia Brown, or one of your fellow grad students.

Social hour:  Not only is this a time to unwind while enjoying some free snacks and beverages, but this is when we plan upcoming activities, discuss issues, and get updates about what’s happening in the graduate student senate. Further, it’s a great time to ask other graduate students all of your questions, including What are quals like? How do I survive teaching? You name it, we’ve been there. Ask us about it. These meetings are held the first and third Friday during the school year and as needed during the summer months. Typically they are held in Clapp 405, start at 4:30 P.M., and last until everyone is gone.

Throughout the year, we also host several social hours to which faculty and staff are invited. This is a great opportunity to rub elbows with professors in a relaxed atmosphere.

Graduate student seminars:  This is a great venue for practicing your talk for the qualifier or that upcoming meeting in front of an audience of just other graduate students. We’ll cheer you on and provide constructive criticism. These are scheduled on an as needed basis. Further, this has also been used as a venue for outside speakers of general interest to the graduate students, including speakers from the career center as well as a panel on how grad students can reduce their carbon footprint.

PSST:  Pre-seminar seminar and treats (PSST) is a journal club organized around our department seminar series. Since the research interests of the department are so diverse, often the weekly seminar is on a topic far removed from your own research. To boost our knowledge before seminar, we discuss a paper recommended by the speaker and help each other understand the relevant background.

Speaker lunches:  These lunches provide an informal setting to talk with the departmental seminar series speaker. The speakers answer your questions and share insights into surviving grad school and establishing a successful academic career. These are held weekly in parallel with the seminar series, depending on speaker availability and funding.

Biology Department retreat:  Held annually during or after the spring semester, the retreat serves as a day of community building and problem solving among graduate students, faculty, and staff involved in graduate education.

 

 
 
 

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