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MCDB Graduate Student Council


The MCDB Graduate Student Council aims to improve student life and education within MCDB through departmental events, research, recruitment, and student activities.

We provide an opportunity for graduate students to cultivate professional relationships, build leadership skills, and participate in community outreach to positively impact both the university and the broader public.



Admissions and Recruitment Committee

Introducing prospective students to our department and campus


Biology Week Committee

Multi-department celebration of international Biology Week


Community Committee

Maintaining a supportive research family


Health Committee

Encouraging healthy lifestyles in a research environment


Horticulture Committee

Helping the department bloom one plant at a time


Media Committee

Connecting MCDB to the public through science communication


Outreach Committee

Science is for everyone: Promoting science through outreach and fundraisers


Retreat Committee

Organizing the yearly departmental retreat


Sustainability Committee

Minimizing the environmental impact of our department

Biology Outreach Team

This group provides undergraduate and graduate students with outreach opportunities in the biosciences. We are a student-led organization aimed at building science communication skills and promoting science to the public.