Graduate Student Community (BGA)

Biochemistry Graduate Association (BGA)

The Biochemistry Graduate Association is a community of graduate students dedicated to supporting your journey to scientific independence.

Established in 1992, the Biochemistry Graduate Association (BGA) seeks to improve the welfare and educational experience of BCBP graduate students. As a graduate student, you are automatically granted BGA membership. Start taking advantage of the opportunities offered now!

The BGA provides four main areas of support for all students in the graduate program including:

  • Representation in the affairs of the Graduate Program
  • Professional development
  • Fostering community
  • Outreach


The BGA has elected representatives on the BCBP Admissions and Outreach & Recruiting committees to enhance communication between faculty, program administrators, and students.

All BGA members are encouraged to attend biannual Town Hall meetings where students have the opportunity to shape future directions of the Graduate Program.

Professional development

The BGA strives to support the career aspirations of all members through regular networking and professional development events. Are you ready to share your science at a conference? The BGA offers travel awards for both domestic and international meetings. Other BGA activities include:

  • Student seminars
  • Annual Research Competition
  • Career talks & webinars

Fostering community

A supportive community is critical to your success in any PhD program. The BGA hosts a variety of events to promote respect and congeniality among students.

  • Seasonal parties
  • Football tailgates
  • Annual 5K
  • International pot-luck dinners
  • Much more!


We love the BCS community! From K–12 demonstrations to supporting local events, public outreach is an important goal of the BGA. Past events include:

  • Volunteering at the BCS Marathon
  • The Big Event
  • STEAM & STEM education at local elementary schools

No better place to live!

With the amenities of a big city but the feel of a small town, Bryan–College Station is a great place to do your graduate studies. Discover more about life as a student at TAMU.

Dedicated advising & tailored support

Our Advisory and Thesis Committees are here to help guide you through your graduate career.

Cutting-edge research

BCBP is home to a highly collaborative and diverse research community. Be a part of the research enterprise at one of the largest universities in the world!