Biomedical PhD Student Organization


BPSO Mission 

The Biomedical PhD Student Organization (BPSO) aims to build and strengthen the community among PhD programs at BUMC; to foster personal and professional relationships between students faculty, alumni , and administrators; to promote interdisciplinary research at BU; and to cultivate camaraderie among Biomedical Science PhD students.

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BPSO Officers 2022 – 2023

President: Elise Armstrong (PiBS) 

Vice President: Kate Alimenti (PiBS) 

Academic Liaison: Jason Weis (PiBS) 

Treasurer: Xavier Cambi (Pharmacology)

Administrative Coordinator: Scott Connelly (PiBS) 

BPSO Business Meeting – Dec 5th, 5-6pm

Come to the Monthly BPSO business meeting at K103 for to express your opinion about upcoming events and free food!



Upcoming Events – Dec 2023

Case Study Competition with Questrom Business School, Feb 2nd

There will be a case study competition in partnership with Questrom Business School. A biotechnology company will provide a prompt related to a medical device they are creating. Teams of 5 students composed with Questrom and medical campus students will develop a pitch and provide and summary of their strategy on February 2nd. Students will be provided the prompt 10 days in advance. This is a great opportunity to explore the biotechnology consulting space and meet other BU community members! See this google drive for videos of last year’s competition. Email if you are interested for the sign-up sheet.



Upcoming PhD Defence

Luis Ramirez

“How do attention and emotional arousal alter visual processing?”


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