Biology Graduate Student Organization (BGSO)

Biology Graduate Student Organization

The BGSO is a chartered sub-organization of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) of Binghamton University. The objective of the BGSO is to promote the success of biology graduate students by hosting academic and social events throughout the year with the intent of enriching their personal and professional environments.

Executive Board:

  • President: Rebecca Pearce
  • Senator: Timothy Michaels
  • Treasurer: Cody Hastings
  • Grad/Undergrad Committee Representative: Carmela Buono
  • Event Coordinator: Grascen Shidemantle

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Annual Department of Biological Sciences Symposium

JANUARY 17TH & 18TH, 2020

Binghamton University
Center of Excellence Symposium Hall
Murray Hill Road, Vestal, NY

The Annual Department of Biological Sciences Symposium features oral and poster presentations of original biology research from Binghamton University and regional university graduate and undergraduate students. This event provides an excellent opportunity to learn about diverse biology research topics including global change threats to species fitness, host-parasite interactions, biofilms, lipid biology and behavioral biology, to name a few. The Department of Biological Sciences Symposium creates a small conference feel, perfect for practicing presentation skills, networking, and building collaborations with colleagues. In addition, this symposium provides professional development sessions that offers students a chance to learn about career opportunities following graduation and resources for meeting their professional goals.

Previously represented universities include; Binghamton University, University of Rochester, SUNY Oneonta, University of Pennsylvania, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Cornell University.