My name is Susannah and I am a first year Masters student in the Gelber lab. I am a Biology alumna (2012-2017) with a passion for student governance. I had served as the BSA VP of Finance and Councillor for two years (2015-2017), and was compelled to revive the BGSA with my peers after learning it had casually dissolved. As such, the BSGA – which first started in 1975 – is back! My academic interests include molecular biology and writing. I have recently published my 4th paper, and would like to pursue a career in research. I hope to encourage and promote students writing and share research experiences with the Concordia community.
VP Molecular & Genomic Science
I am a PhD student in Dr. Alisa Piekny's lab, where I study the molecular regulation of contractile proteins and their regulation by the Ran pathway in cytokinesis, the last step of mitosis. I joined the BGSA executives team in the hopes of fostering a new sense of community within our department. Despite studying the process of cell division, I realize the importance of feeling connected to one another, now more than ever. I hope we can share a few conversations as we navigate these uncertain times! Stay safe.
VP Synthetic Biology Applications
Hi grads! My name is Imge (pronounced like the 'im' in imagine and 'ge' like in get). I am a PhD candidate in the Piekny lab perpetually alternating between microscopes. I work with the nematode C. elegans to understand how cells divide, and to determine whether different cell types divide differently - something that is relevant for eye vs. liver cells, or healthy vs. cancer cells. My goal on the BGSA is to make the life of our grad student body easier and more fun, and put together for some (virtual) events that even the most drained students can enjoy!
Danielle Mac Rae
VP Ecological & Evolutionary Science
Hello fellow biology graduate students! My name is Danielle Mac Rae, and I’m a 1st year MSc candidate in the Pedersen lab. As VP of Ecological and Evolutionary Sciences I’m looking forward in trying to come up with fun networking opportunities, even in our new virtual based world. We are here to work within our department to provide useful and interesting events, tips, workshops, etc. for all peers. I am happy to be part of the team and hope my previous experience in the BSA is an asset to the BGSA and to whole of the Biology graduate department.