Student Opportunities

The Biophysical Society welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to the 56th Annual Meeting in San Diego! In addition to regularly scheduled scientific sessions, BPS provides multi-level, student-specific programming so students can get the most out of their meeting experience. These activities provide opportunities to network with faculty members from around the world, discuss future career goals, and see what research other students are conducting.

Undergraduate Student Symposium

Sunday, February 26, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM

Undergraduate and high school students looking for an introduction to the field of biophysics should look no further than this symposium, where student speakers will provide tips and advice to attendees pursuing an academic path in biophysics, and a panel of postdoctoral fellows will engage the audience in discussion on the exciting future of biophysics research. The 2012 Emily M. Gray Awardees, Ken Dill and Sarina Bromberg; will also speak at this event, which is sponsored by the Education Committee.

Graduate & Postdoc Institution Fair

Sunday, February 26, 1:00–3:00 PM

Thinking about applying to a graduate program, or looking for a research or fellowship opportunity? Check out over 40 different institutions atthis Grad & Postdoc Fair! Representatives from colleges and universities with graduate programs in biophysics will be on hand to answer questions, distribute literature, and talk about the different opportunities they have available forstudents and postdocs.

Graduate Student Breakfast

Supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Monday, February 27, 7:30–8:30 AM

Kick off your morning with the Early Careers Committee! Committee members will be available to answer questions about anything from transitioning to a postdoc to using your degree in government or industry. They’ll also be on hand to tell you about the resources available to you as a Student Member of the Society. This popular breakfast is limited to the first 100 attendees, so be sure to arrive early!

Undergraduate Student Breakfast at Noon

Monday, February 27, 12:00–1:00 PM

Join the Education Committee for a student-friendly “breakfast” at noon! At this unique networking event, get your questions answered about pursuing a graduate program, meet other undergraduates interested in biophysics, and listen to an industry representative discuss different career paths, all over a few slices of pizza! Space is limited to the fi rst 100 attendees.

Student Housing

The Biophysical Society has reserved space at 500 West in San Diego solely for undergraduate and graduate stdent members attending the Annual Meeting. Rooms are limited, so secure your reservations today to ensure the best rate possible. Go to for complete information.






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