About Us

Mission statement: to provide for the professional development needs of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in science at UGA.

Specific Objectives

  • Facilitate career development for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Associates
  • Showcase interdisciplinary scientific research at UGA
  • Improve interdepartmental relationships by organizing events to facilitate networking
  • Serve as a liaison between Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Associates and the Office of the Vice-President of Research (OVPR)
  • Support the OVPR in recruitment of new graduate students and postdoctoral associates
  • Provide a mechanism for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Associates to enrich both the University and Athens communities alike

2016-2017 GSPS Executive Board:

Executive Chair – Sadie Nennig – Neuroscience
Associate Executive Chair – Hannah Fulenwider – Neuroscience
Co-Postdoc Chair – Liliam Martinez Bello – Crop and Soil
Co-Postdoc Chair – Britta Nelson – Physiology and Pharmacology
Fundraiding Chair – Nhat Quach – Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Social Chair – Meghan Logun – Integrated Life Sciences
Community Service Chair – Anna Nichenko – Kinesiology
Secretary – Sudeepti Kuppa – Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

2015-2016 GSPS Executive Board:

Executive Chair – Kristy Zera – Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Associate Executive Chair – Sadie Nennig – Neuroscience
Postdoc Chair – Liliam Martinez – Crop and Soil
Fundraising Chair – Surbhi Wagle – Kinesiology
Social Chair – Madison Grant – Cellular Biology
Community Service Chair – Nhat Quach – Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Teaching Chair – Tyler Carter – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Secretary – Antonio Matnica – Physics

2014-2015 GSPS Executive Board:

Executive Chair – Steven Foltz – Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Associate Executive Chair – Kristy Zera – Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Postdoc Chair/Web Developer – Evelina Basenko, PhD – Microbiology
Fundraising Chair – Brad Hounkpati – Entomology
Social Chair – Laura Wilt – Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Community Service Chair – Sadie Nennig – Neuroscience
Secretary – Madison Grant – Cellular Biology

2013-2014 GSPS Executive Board:

Executive Chair – Dylan Maixner – Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Associate Executive Chair – Adam Rosen – Kinesiology
Postdoc Chair – Evelina Basenko, PhD – Microbiology
Fundraising Co-Chair – Brad Hounkpati and Rumit Singh – Entomology and Kinesiology
Social Chair – Wei Kang – Food Sciences
Community Service Chair – Steven Foltz – Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Treasurer – Laura Hanold – Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Secretary – Naga Sirisha Parimi

2012-2013 GSPS Executive Board:

Executive Chair- Molly Altman
Associate Exec Chair – Dylan Maixner
Fundraising Chair- Laura Hanold
Community Service Chair- Justin Czerniawski
Networking Chair- Adam Rosen
Secretary- Yaa Klu

2011-2012 GSPS Executive Board:

Executive Chair – Bradley Tolar
Associate Executive Chair – Wai Hung
Fundraising Chair – Bryn Durham
Networking Chair – Mara Couto
Community Service Chair – Molly Altman
Secretary – Carrie Givens

2010-2011 GSPS Executive Board:

Executive Chair – Phillip Callihan
Associate Executive Chair – Bradley Tolar
Community Service Chair – Jason Mock
Postdoctoral Chair – Chuck Mobley, PhD
Fundraising Chair – Omkar Dhamale
Secretary – Leah Sheridan
Networking Chair – Wai Hung

January – May 2010 GSPS Executive Board:

Executive Chair – Alecia Septer
Associate Exec Chair – Varshika Kotu
Postdoctoral Chair – Amar Singh, PhD
Secretary – Natalie Stephens
Philanthropy Chair – Jay Avery
Networking Chair – Sethu Nair
Fundraising Chair – Omkar Dhamale

2009 Founding members:

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Executive Chair – Keriayn Smith, PhD
Associate Executive Chair – Alecia Septer
Postdoctoral Chair – Amar Singh, PhD
Secretary – Natalie Stephens
Fundraising Chair – Varshika Kotu
Philanthropy Chair – Jay Avery
Networking Chair – Sethu Nair