9th Annual GSPS Career Symposium Speakers

This Monday, October 30th from 11AM-3PM in the Coverdell Center the following speakers will be presenting at the 9th Annual GSPS Career Symposium*:

Bill Edens PhD, MBA
VP Operations
RayBiotech, Inc.

Clifford Michaels PhD, CLP, RTTP
Assistant Director, Licensing
Emory University, Office of Technology Transfer

C. Taylor Gilliland PhD
Health Science Policy Analyst
Office of Policy, Communications and Education
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Steven Stice PhD
Co-Founder, ArunA Biomedical
D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor, University of Georgia

Brian Giles PhD, JD
Biotechnology Patent Attorney
Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP

Michelle Foulke
Career Consultant, UGA Career Center

*Don’t forget! Boxed lunches will be provided to those who have registered for this event.

Register for the 9th Annual Career Symposium

Registration for our 9th Annual Career Symposium, which will be held on Monday, October 30th from 11am-3PM is now open! This event will have 5 PhDs representing various fields talking about what they do in their current position and how they got to where they are today. The finalized list of speakers will be sent out on the GSPS Listerv. There will also be a panel discussion where you can ask questions to the speakers about their career paths.

Please register by 10/24 if you would like to have lunch on us during the event. Coffee and light snacks will also be provided.

Questions regarding the event can be directed to the GSPS email.

Link to register:

9th Annual Career Symposium

GSPS Announces its 2017-18 Exec Board

Board members for this academic year:

Executive Chair – Sadie Nennig – Neuroscience
Associate Executive Chair – Rachel Earls – Neuroscience
Treasurer – Madelaine Wednzik – Neuroscience
Secretary – Anna Nichenko – Kinesiology
Fundraising Chair – Christian Anderson – Toxicology
Community Service Chair – Brian Jurgielewicz – Neuroscience
Social Chair – Meghan Logun – Neuroscience

Congratulations to all! For more information about GSPS, be sure to check out our “about us” page.

First GSPS Social of the Year

Welcome to our new members & welcome back to our returning members!

We will be having our first social of the year at Terrapin this Friday (8/25) starting at 5pm. Come have a beer, meet the exec board and other GSPS members, and talk about all things GSPS! We have some open executive board positions this year as well so if you’re interested please stop by and introduce yourself!

Unfortunately, GSPS will not be providing alcohol, however the event is free to those who do not drink!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to shoot us an email!

Annual GSPS Research Day Announced

Click here to register and submit your abstract.


Registration for 8th Annual Career Symposium

We are opening up registration for our 8th Annual Career Symposium on November 2nd, 2016 from 8am-1pm. This will be a great event co-sponsored by GSPS and the UGA Career Center, and will have speakers from various areas of science including industry, academia, and government. Breakfast and snacks will be provided, but please register in advance!

Let us know if you have any questions regarding the event. Once we have the speakers finalized, we will send an additional registration email with the speakers listed. While it is scheduled from 8am-1pm, you’re more than welcomed to come and go between talks in order to attend class/other obligations.

Link to register:

8th Annual Career Symposium Registration

GSPS to attend Graduate School Info Fair – Aug 8th

Welcome to UGA, incoming graduate students!

GSPS will be at the Graduate School Information Fair on Monday, August 8th from 9-11:30am to talk about what we are all about, upcoming events for the year, and open executive board positions! Come check us out!

Join GSPS at Relay for Life on April 15

Please join GSPS at our next event, Relay for Life on 4/15/16.  We will be selling henna tattoos all night to raise money for the American Cancer Society, so please join our team to help raise awareness!

Donations can be made at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?team_id=2023481&pg=team&fr_id=71293

We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you for attending Research Day

Thank you to those who attended Research Day, and everyone who contributed to make it successful!  The GSPS board would like to thank all students and postdocs for their participation, the faculty who volunteered their time and expertise as judges, and Dr. Todd McDevitt for joining us from California as our keynote speaker.  For those that missed the awards ceremony at the end of the day, the winners were:

Poster winners: Anat Florentin and Phillip Knutson

Poster runner-ups: Kawanda Foster, Anna Nichenko, and Ruchi Yadav

Talk winner: Caitlin Conn

Talk runner-up: Bijoyaa Mohapatra


Research Day Registration Now Open

Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science (GSPS) at UGA will be hosting its 6th Annual Research Day on Monday, March 28th, 2016, from 9:30 AM to 5PM at the Coverdell Center. Attendance is not mandatory for the full day, although it is encouraged. Thanks to our sponsors across campus, registration to the event is FREE for all students, postdocs, and faculty to attend. Registration will be open until March 11th and the highlight will be a keynote address from Dr. Todd McDevitt, a prominent scientist in the engineering technologies of stem cell research.

If you have any questions please feel free to email gsps.uga@gmail.com.

To register: complete the form 6th Annual GSPS Research Day 2016.