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Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Student Association (MIGSA)

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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)

·   Foster communication and social interaction among 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. They 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 and rotation students at the end of each rotation.


Have you recently received an award or published a paper? Please share your latest accomplishments with us by filling out a survey here.



Current Officers

 Amber Beckett


Amber Beckett


Vice President

Stephanie Carnes


Journal Club Coordinator

Lorena Harvey


Journal Club Coordinator

Austin Featherstone


Student Invited Speaker

Aimee Wilde


Student Invited Speaker

Zach Lonergan


Communications Officer

Ly Pham


Social Committee Chair

Allison Eberly


Social Committee Chair

Jordan Anderson-Daniels


Social Committee Chair

Lauren Williamson



Hunter Gibbons



Kevin Childress


GSA Representative

Rhonda Caston