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Welcome to the Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA). We represent the graduate students of the Utah State University Biology Department. The BGSA organizes social events, gatherings, and public outreach programs for the Biology graduate students and local community. These include weekly happy hours, end of year socials and officer elections, yearly yurt trips, fundraisers, and more.

The BGSA maintains a facebook page.

For more information, please contact:

  President: Jessica Murray - Waring Lab

  Vice-President: Akila Ram - Bobeck Lab BTEC 301

  Academic Committee Chair: Sam Chaturvedi - Gompert Lab BNR 356

  Outreach Committee Chair: Meg Licht - von Dohlen Lab BNR 20

  Social Committee Chair: Morgan Christman - Ramirez Lab VSB 317

  Fundraising Chair: Elizabeth Simpson - Pearse Lab BNR 132

The Department has established a Graduate Research Travel Award to help fund travel expenses for current students presenting their research at national and international conferences or conducting field research. If you'd like to contribute to this fund visit for details.