Major Events

Monthly GBS4

 GBS4 is the GBS Student Seminar Series, aimed at students preparing upcoming presentations. This year, we are introducing a new format based on your feedback!

Format: Have a one-hour talk coming up? Or a short chalk talk about your research? You choose the amount of time (15, 30, or 60 minutes with time for questions) and the modality (chalk talk, presentation, etc) that may be most beneficial for you. Are you writing a fellowship and want some feedback on your specific aims? Let us know, and we’ll make arrangements to accommodate you in advance.

FeedbackFor interested presenters, anonymous feedback forms will be filled out by the audience to provide feedback on presentation structure, flow, speaking style, and content. This feedback will be provided to presenters.

 We will be hosting GBS4 in smaller conference rooms to increase speaker comfort and encourage audience participation. Locations will be specified with each GBS4 announcement.

If you are interested in presenting this year, contact Ellen ( or Coley ( with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Date you would like to present
  3. Type of presentation (ex: Powerpoint, whiteboard/chalk talk)
  4. Amount of time you would like to present for (15, 30, 60 minutes)
  5. Would you like feedback? Yes or No

Spring Symposium – April 20th, 2017

Each year the Graduate Biosciences Society sponsors the annual Spring Research Symposium. It is an all day celebration of graduate research featuring oral presentations, career seminars, research posters, contests and a prominent keynote address.

A much anticipated event at the Symposium is the presentation of the Michael J. Peach Outstanding Graduate Student Award and Jill E. Hungerford Prize in Biomedical Sciences. This prestigious stipend award recognizes the accomplishments of our most talented and creative senior students, and has become increasingly competitive each year. (See your BIMS program chair for nomination procedures)

The Spring Research Symposium is a terrific way to share your current research with your colleagues and peers in the Biomedical Sciences.  Make sure to keep an eye on your email and our Facebook page for updates!