Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Student Association



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The Graduate Student Association (GSA) of the Microbiology and Immunology Ph.D. program's primary goals are to:

  • improve communication between the student body and the graduate  education committee (GEC),
  • help prepare students for their Qualifying Exams (QE), and
  • foster communication and social interaction among our students.


GSA officers are elected annually, allowing all students the opportunity to hold an officer position during their time in the graduate program.  GSA officers meet with the GEC annually to provide feedback on course work, seminars and other important graduate program concerns.  


We provide students with the opportunity to hold a mock QE, during which senior graduate students act as committee members and ask both project specific and general knowledge questions in order to best prepare students for their official QE.  


We also sponsor happy hours for current students and rotation students at the end of each rotation.




   Current Officers


Kyle Becker

Vice President:

Mallori Burse

Event Planners:

Theresa Barke, Erin Breland, and Kyle Floyd


Brett Case and Jordan Anderson-Daniels

Student Invited speaker coordinators:

Lisa Lojek and Lillian Johnson

GSC Representative:

Lindsay Maxwell

Communications Directors (website):

Arwen Frick-Cheng and Brad Voss