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Biochemistry Graduate Student Association (BcGSA)

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The Biochemistry Graduate Student Association (BcGSA) at Virginia Tech was founded in 2017 and is affiliated with the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and the Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 

We strive to promote communication between graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members, and to foster academic freedom and professional development of biochemistry graduate students through sponsoring recruitment or orientation activities for new students, awarding travel grants for Biochemistry graduate students, directing the student journal club, maintaining the peer mentoring program, and creating a cohesive and fulfilling social experience for graduate students.

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Meet our Executive Board

Meet our Faculty Advisor

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    Brandon Jutras , bio

    Associate Professor and BcGSA Advisor: Molecular and Cellular Biology of Lyme Disease

BcGSA Mentoring Fellowship

The BcGSA Mentoring Fellowship award supports a deserving graduate student and promotes their development as a mentor. The goal is to empower the graduate student to develop a research project with an undergraduate researcher who is already doing research in the lab, and mentor this undergraduate student throughout the duration of their project.

BcGSA Travel Grant

The purpose of the BcGSA Travel Grant is to provide financial support for biochemistry graduate students to attend conferences or workshops where they will have the opportunity to present research, develop professional relationships, and gain knowledge from colleagues in their respective field.

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Stay connected with BcGSA on Twitter and Instagram for latest departmental news, graduate student updates, announcements about upcoming events and opportunities within the organization, and to form a network with other graduate students.