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 2019-2020


Admissions Committee
BBS: Josh Cofsky & Natalie Dall
CDB: Andrea Higdon
GGD: Molly Brothers
IMP: Erik Van Dis
NEU: Madeline Arnold

Careers for Life Sciences PhDs
Maiko Kitaoka & Chris Hoel

Divisional Representatives
BBS: Julia Borden & Rachel Baum
CDB: Nora Kostow
GGD: Tess Linden
IMP: Shally Margolis
NEU: Mathew Summers


Executive Board
President: Ashley Albright
Vice President: Molly Brothers

Graduate Affairs Committee
Helen Vander Wende & Dennis Sun

Graduate Assembly Delegates
Alec Uebersohn*, Natalie Dall,
Davis Goodnight, Maya Emmons-Bell,
Michelle Reid, & Chris Hoel

Koshland Lecture Series Committee
Ashley Albright*, Arik Shams*,
Jenna Haines*, Mathew Summers*,
Danielle Spitzer, Grant King,
Max Coyle, & Ellie Bondra


Recruitment Representatives
Vinson Fan & Lisa Strong

Thesis Presentations
Helen Vander Wende & Mathew Summers

Communications Officer
Dennis Sun

*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 president.
Just don't forget to nominate yourself in the Spring!