Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Student Organizations


American Society for Microbiology
We provide a forum for student networking and opportunity in the Texas Medical Center and strive to spread awareness of basic biological principles to the greater Houston area.
Contact: Tori Poplaski

Association for Graduate Student Diversity
The Association for Graduate Student Diversity is a student run organization committed to the development of professional scientists from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. AGSD strives to increase diversity, to promote retention and graduation of graduate students in the biomedical sciences and foster professional and career development of our members.
Contact: Marlyd Mejia

Association of Women in Science
The Association for Women in Science - Gulf Coast Houston Chapter is dedicated to supporting women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) in Texas’s Gulf Coast and Houston region by providing opportunities to participate in professional networking, mentoring, and leadership activities.
Contact: Triparna Sen

BCM Pride
We represent Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally trainees at Baylor College of Medicine who contribute to advances in biomedical sciences and provide a forum for discussing advances in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Contact: Christopher Grochowski

Black Scientist Collective
The Black Scientist Collective consists of Baylor trainees (students, post-doc, research technicians, etc.) who promote Black excellence in science. We aim to support the success and well-being of Black scientists through personal, professional, social, academic and community development.
Contact: Jacqunae Mays

Chinese Students & Scholars Association
BCSSA is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, voluntary organization whose members are mainly scholars and students from China. Our association aims at enhancing communication, unity and happiness among members; fostering interaction and cultural exchange between our members and other organizations at Houston area.
Contact: Ruizhi (Vince) Duan

Christians in Scientific Research (CriScR)
As CriScR, we seek to enhance our understanding of God and the world he created in our daily work as scientists. We meet weekly for an open bible study and discussion. Contact us per email for weekly reminders, a calendar invite and regulate updates. We welcome everyone (believer or non-believer) and are looking forward to meeting you.
Contact: Erik Stricker

Climbing Club
The Climbing Club at Baylor College of Medicine is a student group comprised of top, sport, trad climbers, and boulderers of all skill levels interested in pursuing both indoor and outdoor rock climbing.
Contact: Timothy Farinholt

Consulting Club
Our 250+ members are among the trainee pool from nearly every institution at the Texas Medical Center and include Ph.D.s, M.D.s, and J.D.s who are interested in learning about the management consulting career track, or applying to positions at consulting firms.

Docappella is an a cappella group consisting almost entirely of Baylor College of Medicine medical and graduate students. They perform yearlong throughout the Texas Medical Center and in the Houston area.

Enventure provides a bridge between academia and the biotech industry for educational, networking, and leadership opportunities.
Contact: team@enventure

Got Spoons?
Got Spoons? is a group for students and trainees with disabilities, chronic illness or those navigating accommodations. We formed in July 2020 to fill a gap in support of disabled students and trainees and work closely with the Association for Graduate Student Diversity (Instagram: @BCM_AGSD) and other underrepresented student-led groups. We visualize this as a space for individuals with every type of disability and path at Baylor to come together in community with opportunities to participate in outreach or education initiatives to destigmatize and increase awareness of disability. Participation in the club can look like virtually whatever you’d like and we are always looking for new and passionate members. 
Contact: Bethany Taylor

Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council is the medium between the students and the graduate school administration. We organize First Year Initiative groups, help with orientation, social activities, charity events including the annual Art Show, volunteering, and the members also serve on other Baylor and TMC committees. We are the students' voice.
Contact: Justine Liang

Hispanic Men in Science
Contact: Joshua Sepulveda

Hispanic Women in Science
We are an inclusive group of mostly Hispanic/Latina women across different institutions of the Texas Medical Center (TMC). We hold monthly meetings with invited speakers from the TMC and discuss different issues concerning gender differences and diversity in science, current diversity and outreach programs in Houston, and speakers' personal experiences during their scientific training. We also participate in outreach activities around the Houston area and collaborate with other groups in the TMC scientific community.
Contact: Jessica Felix

Indian Students and Scholars Association
The Indian Students and Scholars Association at Baylor aims to bring together people with diverse backgrounds and similar interests. The association will be comprised of students and postdocs from the Indian subcontinent and we would like to welcome anyone from Baylor who wants to be a part of the organization.
Contact: Sayantan Mitra

Med-Peds Interest Group
Graduate Students volunteering at Texas Children’s Hospital (Pals Place)
Contact: Zachary Pettigrew or Chinma Onyewuenyi

Postdoctoral Association
The Postdoctoral Association is an organization linking the postdoctoral scholars and the graduate school administration where members also serve on other BCM and TMC committees. In addition, we organize Career Development workshops, panels, and symposia for all GSBS trainees.
Contact: Abigail Moye

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) at BCM
SACNAS is dedicated to empowering and fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics, Native Americans, and other underrepresented minority students in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. The SACNAS chapter at Baylor College of Medicine (SACNAS at BCM) aims to cultivate a supportive, diverse, and inclusive community underrepresented students, post-docs, faculty, and staff at BCM, while celebrating the culture, science, and leadership of our underrepresented scientists.
Contact: Jacob Ortega

STEM Education Interest Group
The STEM Education Interest Group is comprised of graduate students and post-docs who are interested in exploring the "science of teaching science." We meet monthly where one member presents a selected article that specifically focuses on evidence-based teaching practices in undergraduate STEM education. We then discuss these teaching practices (in both the context of the article and our own previous experiences) and determine if/how we'd incorporate these practices into our own classes.
Contact: Elizabeth Hanson

Taekwondo Club
The Taekwondo club provides a forum for Baylor students interested in martial arts to network, share training opportunities, and organize seminars and other events of interest to martial artists. The club also offers weekly training sessions in Taekwondo and other martial arts here at Baylor.
Contact: Zer Vue

Taiwanese Student and Scholar Association
Taiwanese Student and Scholar Association is composed of Taiwanese graduate students and postdoctoral associates. Our goal is to establish tight connections among members and introduce Taiwanese culture to American society.
Contact: Ting Chang

Texas Taiwanese Biotechnology Association
We strive to build a network that will connect established successful professionals with early career professionals in order to foster exchange of ideas and practical experience. We further hope to promote new collaborations by bridging the gaps within academic fields and between academia and industry, and contribute to enterprise development.
Contact: Amy Ku or

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