About the BGSS

We are a collection of enthusiastic biology grad students who put on some pretty awesome events. Feel free to join us!

2019-2020 Co-Presidents: Greg Korfanty  and Sarah Sandor

Co-Secretaries: Meagan Archer & Emma Mulholland

Treasurer: Sam Long

VP Events: Man You

VP Fundraising: Victoria Restivo 

Grad Academic Representative: Sulayman Lyons

Undergrad Academic Representative: Natalie Belu

Intramural Sports Coordinator: Shane Taylor

Communications Coordinator: Noah Xiao

Promotions and Graphic Designer: Elise Millar

Seminar Co-ordinator: Shemar Williams

Committee Members: Shixin Cui, Jacob DeVries, Zachary Dickson, Jordan Donders, YuYing Fan, Xiaobing Li, Susan Marsh-Rollo, Ronak Moftakhari, Lauren Negrazis, Albert Wu

Interested in being a part of the BGSS? Contact us! (bgss@mcmaster.ca)


Recent Posts

Bio Seminar From Dr. S. Dudley – Determining the fitness consequences of plant kin recognition responses.

BIOLOGY SEMINAR – Thursday October 17, 2019

Dr. Susan Dudley

McMaster University Department of Biology

 Determining the fitness consequences of plant kin recognition responses.

Plant interactions with other plants, Dr. Susan Dudley’s research focuses on plant communication and behaviour, including plant kin recognition. Plants live in highly social environments, and they do behave, though very slowly. Plants sense the presence of other plants, and then respond, usually by producing a more competitive phenotype. Responses to cues of neighbours are thus important in competition.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Center Room 1A5

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 in HS-1A5

Please bring your own mug!

Hope to see everyone there!



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