The GSO is organized and run by MCB graduate students,
acting as a liaison between the university-wide Graduate Assembly, MCB, and our grad students.

Our department is unique in that it encourages such extensive student participation.
GSO members actively participate in Recruitment, departmental seminars, faculty search committees, and policy decisions.
And of course, the GSO is here to serve student interests. We keep MCB students informed of department news and policies, help advise incoming first-years about classes, and organize information panels for advice on fellowship and qualifying exams.

Please take a look at our Constitution for specific offices and the GSO bylaws. To find out what’s been happening in your division, contact the appropriate officer. If you have any questions or would like to bring something to the attention of the department, division, or GSO, please contact the appropriate officer or the president.

Breakdown of the GSO

Executive Board
Admissions Committee
Careers for Life Sciences PhDs
Divisional Representatives
First Year Representatives
Graduate Affairs Committee
Graduate Assembly Delegates


Marian E. Koshland Lecture Series Committee
MCB Alumni Association-GSO Liaisons
MCB Grad Network-GSO Liaisons
Recruitment Representative
Safety Officer
Thesis Presentations

MCB GSO 2021-2022


Admissions Committee
BBS: Miriam Hood & Madison Lehmer
CDB: Tobey Colston
GGD: Vinson Fan
IMP: Victoria Chevee
NEU: Amanda Gonzáles-Segarra
DEI: To be filled after special election

Careers for Life Sciences PhDs
To be filled after special election

Divisional Representatives
BBS: Lisa Strong & Sophie Shoemaker
CDB: Max Ferrin
GGD: Anna Rogers
IMP: Victoria Rael
NEU: Amanda Gonzáles-Segarra


Executive Board
Miriam Hood & Lisa Strong

Graduate Affairs Committee
Vinson Fan* & Hannah Nilsson*

Graduate Assembly Delegates
Max Coyle*, Dan Fines*,
Sophia Friesen*, & Sam Smith

Koshland Lecture Series Committee
Julia Borden*, Molly Brothers*,
Yuri Iwamoto*, Santi Yori*,
Cyrus Ruediger, Sam Smith,
Miriam Hood, & Madeline Zoltek


Recruitment Representatives
Hector Torres Vera & Sophie Adler

Thesis Presentations
Natalie Dall & to be filled after special election.

Respect is Part of Research (PRP) Lead Facilitator
Natalie Dall

Communications Officer
Miriam Hood

*denotes officers serving second year of a 2-year term

Want to get involved in the MCB GSO?

Elections are held every Spring.
If you'd like to get involved sooner, just contact the co-chairs.
Just don't forget to nominate yourself in the Spring!