Graduate Student Association

Academic Programming

The GSA is proud to uphold several annual traditions, designed to foster the academic and intellectual growth of our members. GSA provides the opportunity for Presentations and Conversations in Research (PCRs) and Science and Technology Information Resources (STIRs). These events are available by request and provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere during which students can practice presenting their research or science in general to an audience of their peers.

As part of the Welcome Month events, GSA also hosts an annual seminar designed to help both PhD and Master’s students think about how to choose research labs for their rotations and eventual thesis work.

In the spring, we host a Women in Science seminar and a Bridging the Gaps seminar, each of which are designed to allow students to hear directly from scientists about their paths to their current positions. The Bridging the Gaps seminar also allows students to hear directly from scientists who are taking research from the bench to the bedside.

Resources for Incoming Students

Student Liaisons

Grad school is hard and sometimes it’s not clear what to do or who to ask for help. PhD and Masters Student Liaisons are a group of student volunteers who are here to help incoming students as they navigate their first year in JCLS. Student liaisons can help you decide what classes you need to take, how to pick the right lab rotation and how to join a lab, demystify the program requirements, help you figure out what to do with their life, etc. You can also reach out to a liaison with any general concerns or suggestions and they will relay them to the Graduate Student Association where they will be heard and addressed.

Neuroscience

4th Year Liaisons

Katelyn Russell

Katelyn Russell   
kar025@jefferson.edu

Nicolette Heinsinger

Nicolette Heinsinger
nmh011@jefferson.edu

3rd Year Liaison

Michael Aimino

Michael Aimino
maa031@jefferson.edu

2nd Year Liaison

Gabrielle Spagnuolo

Gabrielle Spagnuolo
gxs087@jefferson.edu

Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology (BMP)

4th Year Liaison

Tyler Florio

Tyler Florio
tjf010@jefferson.edu

3rd Year Liaison

Benjamin Barnhart

Benjamin Barnhart
bkb005@jefferson.edu

2nd Year Liaison

Gina Buchel

Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine (CBRM)

4th Year Liaison

Alexus Kolb

3rd Year Liaison

Stanley Conaway

Stanley Conaway
sxc063@jefferson.edu

2nd Year Liaison

Grace Tartaglia

Grace Tartaglia
gxt031@jefferson.edu

Genetics, Genomics & Cancer Biology (GGCB)

4th Year Liaison

Alison Shupp

Alison Shupp
abs009@jefferson.edu

Tyler Fenstermaker

Tyler Fenstermaker
Tkf001@jefferson.edu

2nd Year Liaison

Kaitlyn Uhrick

Kaitlyn Uhrick
kmu002@jefferson.edu

Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis (IMP)

4th Year Liaison

3rd Year Liaisons

Brian Montoya

Brian Montoya
bxm094@jefferson.edu

Gabrielle Scher

Gabrielle Scher
ges014@jefferson.edu

2nd Year Liaison

Lauren Springer

Lauren Springer
les024@jefferson.edu

Cell Biology

Sonya Selvaraj

Sonya Selvaraj
sxs736@jefferson.edu

Christopher (Chris) Mansi

Christopher (Chris) Mansi
cxm176@jefferson.edu

Microbiology & Immunology

Rachael (Rae) Lambert

Rachael (Rae) Lambert
rel017@jefferson.edu

Catherine Khoo

Catherine Khoo
cjk009@jefferson.edu

Clinical Research

Kanayo Okwuasaba

Kanayo Okwuasaba
kdo002@jefferson.edu