Biology Graduate Student Association


We are a non-profit, chartered organization with the aim of providing a unified presence for the graduate students of the TWU Biology Division. Our mission is to improve graduate students’ experience by promoting their development and advocating for their needs and concerns.


All enrolled graduate students of the TWU Biology Division are members of this organization.


  • To be the voice and pillar of support for biology graduate students and encourage diversity in all forms.
  • To make graduate students aware of the required rules and regulations for successful and timely completion of their degree.
  • To address queries of and support prospective and incoming graduate students of the TWU Biology Division.
  • To promote intra-divisional scientific and social discussions.
  • To assist in the organization of divisional events.
  • To establish a network between the Biology Division, Graduate School, International Office and Career Connection Center in order to promote the continual professional growth of biology graduate students.

Advisers and Executive Council

The work of the BGSA is adjudicated by two faculty advisers.

Current Advisers

Zane Lybrand, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Division of Biology

Lionel Faure, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Biology

Current Members of the Executive Council

The executive council is comprised of elected biology graduate students. Each officer of the executive council has a unique role in representing and ensuring the efficient functioning of the organization.

Erica Garcia 

Taylor Hickman 
Vice President 

Chelsea Kelly 
Financial Officer

Myles Gladen 
Communications Officer

Rumpa Mahabub 
Social Secretary

Contact Us

Our executive council is always available for any assistance. Email us at

You can also follow our Facebook page and our Instagram account for updates and event information.

Page last updated 4:15 PM, May 17, 2024