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: Scott Adams (Microbiology) 

Vice President: Kostas Kontodimas (PiBS) 

Academic Liaison: Jason Weis (PiBS) 

Treasurer: Xavier Cambi (Pharmacology)

Administrative Coordinator: Cheyanne Frosti (PiBS) 

BPSO Business Meeting – March 13, 5-6pm 

A BPSO business meeting will be held on Monday, March 13th from 5-6 PM in K103. We’ll be discussing upcoming events, Student Union updates, and other topics regarding student life. All PhDs are invited, so join us if you can! Pizza will be provided.

BPSO Newsletter – March 2023

Careers in Industry Panel Discussion – March 22nd, 10-11:50 AM

BU’s BEST has organized a panel discussion that will cover career opportunities in industry. Panelists include Alexander Barron, Elissa Everton, Andrew Hoss, and Claire Steppan. Join these panelists to learn more about careers in industry! Join via Zoom here.

Research on Tap – March 31st, 3-5 PM

BPSO will be hosting Research on Tap on March 31st from 3-5 pm in K103. 5 PhD students that have been nominated by peers will give short, 15 minute presentations about their research followed by a 5 minute Q&A session. The atmosphere will be informal and relaxed! All PhDs are invited, so join us as we learn about the exciting research our friends are doing! Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Trivia Night – March 31st, 6 PM

Food and drinks at JJ Foley’s Cafe with friends? Trivia hosted by Megan Snyder? Sounds like a good time to us! After Research on Tap, we’ll be heading over to JJ Foley’s at 6 pm for Trivia Night! Food will be catered at 6 pm, and trivia will start at 7 pm. All PhDs are invited to join us for food, drinks, trivia, and to catch up with friends! We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations, Doctor!

Keshia Pitt – Molecular and Translational Medicine. Aberrant ΔNp63α Splicing in the Accelerated Development of Epithelial Cancer.


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