Biomedical Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

  • Pancreatic tumor cells stained for YFP (cyan), E - Cadherin (red), Cytokeratin-19 (green), with nuclei counterstained with DAPI (blue). Image credit: Amine Sahmoud, Stanger Lab, Penn Medicine.

  • Penn Science Diplomacy Group, AAAS Conference 2016

  • Penn Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (PGWISE) Career Panel & Outreach Event, 2016

  • Fun day apple picking at Linvilla Orchards for MVP students – Nadia, Steve, Courtney, and Mary. Image credit: John Paul Bisciotti.

Welcome to BGSA

The Biomedical Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is the coordinating student body charged with representing all students enrolled in the Biomedical Graduate Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. We monitor issues of importance to the biomedical graduate student community, represent the concerns of biomedical graduate students to the University administration, and advocate for changes to enhance the quality of biomedical graduate education. We also serve as a liaison among the student populations of the biomedical graduate programs and sponsor both academic and social events of interest to the biomedical graduate student community.

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Banner photo submission open!

BGSA is putting out a call for banner photo submissions for this website! The photos can depict anything about BGS student life – friends, work, organized events, student group gatherings, Penn life, etc. The dimensions should be 1098 pixels (width) x 340 pixels (length) and should be submitted in .jpg or .png format. Please email submissions to along with photographer name, caption of photograph [optional], & student group affiliation [optional]. 

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