Introducing the new BSDB Graduate Representative

We would like to thank our outgoing Graduate Representative Magdalena Stasiulewicz for her services on the BSDB committee. The incoming Graduate Representative is Alexandra Ashcroft who will soon be a PhD student in Anne Ferguson-Smith’s lab at the University of Cambridge, investigating the disease implications of manipulating the dosage of genes in the Dlk family. Read here about the plans she has for her term on the committee (autumn 2015-2017):

Alexandra-2I am delighted to be part of the BSDB committee. I hope to apply the skills I learnt as a student representative on an undergraduate student staff liaison committee to fully represent the needs of the society’s graduate members.

As graduate representative, I hope to be able to enhance the student experience of the society. The annual spring meeting – a high point in the societal calendar that I encourage all students to attend! – already offers opportunities to form meaningful collaborations, to broaden ones scientific horizons and meet potential (post-doc) supervisors in an informal setting. I would like to expand this repertoire and perhaps organise experimental master-class sessions run by expert post-docs or a “speed-dating” themed networking event to ensure all students have the opportunity to form new connections.

If anyone has any event that they would like to see run at the meetings or any other ideas or concerns that they would like to be addressed by the committee, please contact me. I am available through this email address, the BSDB graduate student facebook group, and the following social media platforms:

Note that the other four new committee members were recently introduced on a separate blog post and information about all committee members can be found here.

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