BMB-GSA | Department of Biochemistry

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: Udit Dalwadi (Yip Lab)
Vice-president: Jasmine Li-Brubacher (Roberge and Jan Labs)
Treasurer – James Saville (Duong Lab)
Communications Director: Mackenzie Lawrence (Howe Lab)
Academic Coordinators: Lola Akinlaja (Foster Lab) and Peter Grin (Overall Lab)
Social Coordinators: Teesha Luehr (Foster Lab) and Daniel Andrews (Jan lab)

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


Upcoming Events

BMB Computational Workshop Series 2018:

October 24 – November 20 every Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in LSC 1510
Registration is now open for our weekly workshop sessions taught by senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on a variety of biochemistry topics:

Oct 24   Cloning strategies – Vinotheni Rajendran

Oct 31   Electron microscopy – Udit Dalwadi

Nov 7  Entrepreneurship in grad school – Michael Carlson

Nov 14  GraphPad – Roy van der Meel

Nov 20  ImageJ – Libin Abraham

For more information please contact John Young,

BMB Symposium

Thunder talks and poster sessions, Friday November 23, 2018. Symposium 1 flyer

Other Events
Nov 23 – BMB Symposium
Nov 30 – Year-End Pub Crawl
Dec 7 –  BMB Christmas Party
Feb 1 – BMB Symposium
Mar 22 – BMB Symposium
May 10 – BMB Symposium

Past Events



BMB Paintball: August 7th, 2014