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Graduate Student Association (TGSA)

Welcome to the Toxicology Program’s Graduate Student Association web page. Students within our program come from all over the world, from many walks of life, to study at one of the oldest, most well respected Toxicology programs in the country. This diversity fits hand in hand with the strong collaborative spirit and camaraderie that exists among our students.

We make the effort to meet several times a year, at our Graduate Student Research Symposium and numerous local scientific meetings, as well as through our football games and parties, to interact both academically and socially. Most importantly, however, is our ability to share ideas and advice — to be supportive — in a setting free of competition.
In addition to the website, the Toxicology Graduate Student Handbook provides essential information for new students. The handbook, updated annually, provides information on course requirements, a chronology of steps for progressing through the degree program, graduate school and program policies and forms and details about campus life. For a print copy, download the PDF Version  (plus the cover) or request a copy from the  Graduate Services Coordinator.

Toxicology Graduate Student Association (TGSA) 2017-2018 Officers

  • President
    Stephanie McKnight

smstreet@ncsu.edu 

  • Vice President
    Adrian Green

ajgreen4@ncsu.edu

  • Treasurer
    Mark Ihrie

mark_ihrie@ncsu.edu

  • Secretary
    Marissa Kosnik

mbkosnik@ncsu.edu

  • Seminar Chair
    Alejandra Del Pilar Oyarzun Mejia

aoyarzu@ncsu.edu

  • Co-Seminar Chair
    Patricia Sorrow

pasorrow@ncsu.edu

 

For a complete list of Toxicology graduate students and their contact information visit the Student Directory.TGSA Goals and Activities

1) creating opportunities for department members to interact in a social atmosphere;Atrium Reception

2) communicating important department and university issues and policies to students;

3) fostering intellectual exchange between students and scientific community.

Toxicology Graduate Student Research Symposium

The TGSA hosts a bi-annual Toxicology Graduate Student Research Symposium, providing an opportunity for students to present their research accomplishments and meet with other scientists in the field.  Begun in the spring of 1998, the symposium features a keynote speech by a distinguished alumnus.  Throughout the day-long meeting, students deliver platform and poster presentations of their research, judged by faculty and scientists from throughout the Research Triangle community.  Awards are presented to the top fieve student presentations.

Journal Club

This monthly series gives graduate students a chance to share their research and discuss current issues and discoveries in the field of Toxicology.  Contact one of the TGSA officers for more information.

Social Events

The TGSA hosts three potluck events:  the fall picnic, winter holiday party, and the spring luau.  In addition, the group hosts a happy hour for students, faculty and staff every other Friday.  these and other events are posted on the TGSA calendar on the first floor in the research wing of the toxicology building and sent via email.

The University Graduate School Association and Graduate School Links

The TGSA participates as a chapter of the University Graduate Student Association (UGSA).  The UGSA meets monthly to discuss issues relevant to graduate students, from Graduate School actions to changes in support plans, health care policies, and so forth.  Also available through the UDSA are funds to cover travel to meetings, thesis preparation and general departmental events.  For more information, check out their web site!

 

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