University of California, Riverside

Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics

GGB Graduate Student Association

 GGB GSA officers

2015-2016 GGB GSA Officers, L-R, Eric Smith, Erin Sternburg, Michael Matson and Suhas Sureshchandra.

GGB GSA Mission Statement

The purpose(s) of this organization shall be:
1) To create an association that will allow students of the UCR graduate program in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics to participate in the administrative affairs of the program;
2) To foster an open atmosphere conducive towards the advancement of the student's higher education;
3) To provide a forum where members of the organization may voice their opinions and express their views; and
4) To hold events that will promote program identity and unity.

Standing GGB GSA Committees

1) The GGB Student Mentorship Committee shall be responsible for aiding students new to the GGB program as well as assigning specific GGB students to help mentor and guide the incoming class.
2) The GGB Seminar Committee shall be responsible for helping to choose guest speakers for the GGB seminar series, and for assisting the host for each guest speaker on the day of his or her seminar.
3) The Student Entertainment Committee shall be responsible for planning social events for the GGB program, as well as the set up and coordination of said events.
4) The Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium Committee shall be responsible helping plan the symposium including scheduling and choice of guest speaker (if any).
5) The Recruitment Committee shall be responsible for helping to plan and carry out the recruitment day events for visiting applicants.

2016-2017 Officers

President: Michael Matson
Vice President: Erin Sternburg
Secretary: Angela Reinert
GSA Representative: Eric Smith

Treasurer: Sawyer Masonjones

2016-2017 Committee Members

Chair: Erin Sternburg, Emre Aksoy, Mikkal Blick, Thanin Chantarachot, Albert Do, Yahui Li, Qihua Liang, Sawyer Masonjones, Angela Reinert, Patrick Schreiner, Jolly Shrivastava, Eric Smith, Tiantian Ye

Social: Chair: Elizabeth Deyett, Raissa Green, Emre Aksoy, Zhelin Li, Michael Matson, Zachary Piserchia, James Randolph, John Sharifi, Erin Sternburg, Tiantian ye 

Symposium: Chair: Michael Matson, Stephen Bolaris, Albert Do, Yahui Li, Jui-Yu Liao, Xueqing Lu, Sawyer Masonjones, James Randolph

Mock Oral:  Chair: Eric Smith, Raissa Green, Mikkal Blick, Thanin Chantarachot, Jonathan Deans, Ji Su Ha, Leonel Islas, Lichao Li, Ruidong Li, Zhelin Li, Xueqing Lu, Angela Reinert, Patrick Schreiner, Suhas Sureshchandra

Seminar:  Chair: Stephen Bolaris, Jonathan Deans, Ji Su Ha, Leonel Islas, Lichao Li, Ruidong Li, Qihua Liang, Jui-Yu Liao, Zachary Piserchia, Jolly Shrivastava, Suhas Sureshchandra

General duties and responsibilities of officers

1) Assist with GGB Annual Conferences
2) Help recruitment activities for prospective graduate students
3) Assist with maintenance of portions of the GGB website, including the maintenance of student web pages and current student photographs
4) Participate actively in the University's Graduate Student Association (GSA) and on associated campus committees.
5) Maintain liaison with the faculty assisting graduate students with any complaints of a department policy nature that would affect the majority of the graduate students
6) Assist Seminar Committee in finding suitable seminar speakers
7) Assist the Program Director and faculty with regard to holding annual "discussion & evaluation" sessions

GGB GSA Constitution

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