The UBC Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Student Association (BMB-GSA) represents the voice of graduate students in the Biochemistry Department at UBC. Our main goal is to foster a strong sense of community among graduate students in our department in order to establish an engaging learning and working environment. To this end, we organize a number of social, recreational and academic events all through the year.

All BMB graduate students are encouraged to attend the BMB-GSA monthly meetings. These meetings are designed to plan, delegate and organize the work for upcoming events. If you would like to participate and become more involved with the BMB-GSA or would like more information about upcoming events please contact any members of the committee via e-mail or through the BMB-GSA Facebook page.


Current Executive Members:

President: Fabian Garces

Vice-president: Karlton Scheu

Secretary: Olivia Wong

Treasurer – Udit Dalwadi

Communications Director: Dorothy Majewski

Academic Coordinators: John Young and Chloe Gerak

Social Coordinator: Harveer Dhupar

Executive Member: Shawn Whitfield and Vinotheni Rajendran

Fabian Garces

Karlton Scheu

Olivia Wong

John Young

Chloe Gerak

Harveer Dhupar

Shawn Whitfield

Vinotheni Rajendran


Academic Events

BMB Poster Sessions (October – May): Happening on Friday of each month, this event allows laboratories in  the department to showcase their current research in an informal and friendly setting.

For more information please contact Fabian Garces


BMB Computational Workshop Series 2017:

October 4 – November 8 every Wednesday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in LSC 1416
Registration is now open for our weekly workshop sessions taught by senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on a variety of biochemistry topics:

Oct 4   John Young:   Cloning software

Oct 11   Jordan Shimell:   ImageJ

Oct 18  Roy Van der Meel:   GraphPad

Oct 25   Karlton Scheu:    Citations and Database Searching

Nov 11  Omid Haji-Ghassemi:  Pymol

Nov 8  Udit Dalwadi: EM image Analysis

For more information please contact John Young,

Upcoming Events


Past Events



BMB Paintball: August 7th, 2014