Graduate Bioinformatics Student Council

About Us

We are a non-profit student-run organization serving for the best interests of our students in the Department of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BISB) and the Division of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at UC San Diego. Our goals are to facilitate communication between students, administration, and faculty, to provide social and networking opportunities for graduate students, and to promote a sense of community within the department.

Board Members

Hannah Mummey
Steering Committee
Scarlett Qian
Director of Internal Affairs
Arya Massarat
Director of External Affairs
Steering Committee
Caitlin Guccione
Director of Community Events
Outreach Committee
Bhavya Harjai
Director of Community Events
Mike Cuoco
Director of Recruitment & Onboarding
Steering Committee
Lauryn Bruce
Director of Finance
Adam Klie
Director of Student Wellness
Jennifer Havens
GPSA Representative
Director of Outreach
Wilfredo Gonzalez Rivera
GPSA Representative
Alex Jambor
First-Year Representative

Featured Events


Bioinformatics Exchange (BEx)

We are planning a full day event that will include a poster session, keynote address, flash talks, lunch, a happy hour, and more. Current students and faculty only. See agenda below and RSVP through Scarlett Qian.
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Bioinformatics Exchange

This full day symposium brings together program faculty and BISB/BMI students, to discuss and present their work to the UCSD bioinformatics research community. BEx highlights include a keynote address, flash talks, a poster session, lunch, and happy hour. BEx offers a unique opportunity for students to get acquainted with the wide spectrum of research topics in the field, engage with leaders from both academia and industry, and facilitate collaborations with other researchers.

All Bioinformatics & Biomedical Informatics Students and Faculty are invited.

RSVP Required: Contact Scarlett Qian for information.


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