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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: Michael Stemkovski - Pearse Lab LSB 312

  Vice-President: Helen Pylar - Savitzky Lab BNR 303

  Academic Committee Chair: Akila Ram - Bobeck Lab BTEC 301

  Outreach Committee Chair: Zach Schumm - Alston Lab BNR 210

  Social Committee Chair: Mal Hagadorn - Kapheim Lab LSB 412

  Fundraising Chair: Kaitlin Rim - Ramirez Lab VSB 317

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.