History and Purpose

The Graduate Biosciences Society (GBS) was founded in 1989 to act as the organizing body and faculty liaison for graduate students in those departments and interdisciplinary programs affiliated with the UVA School of Medicine. Today, we have over 380 members!

Meet the GBS Council

Executive Committee


President – Becky Stanhope (rls9an@virginia.edu)

Vice President – Allie Palmer (ap7ta@virginia.edu)

Secretary – Faith Karanja (fwk3bu@virginia.edu)

Treasurer – Brittany Martinez (bam2cg@virginia.edu)

Committee Chairs


Jamie Null (jln5me@virginia.edu)
Clayton Bishop (rcb9aa@virginia.edu)



Cassie Robertson (ccr5ju@virginia.edu)
Erin Weddle (eaw6g@virginia.edu)



Rachel Ende (rje5tp@virginia.edu)
Katelyn Ahern (kwa7mc@virginia.edu)


Department Representatives