Department of Biomolecular Sciences

The University of Mississippi

BSA Officer Directory

 

President – Cody Cissom

Research Assistant – Pharmacology

Preside over BSA meetings, coordinate subcommittee chairs of BSA and serves as a student liaison of the BioMolecular Sciences department  involving issues with other departments (Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Administration) within the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi. Serve as the interface between graduate students and faculty by reporting collective student opinions. Aids in the coordination and management of BSA events (Journal Clubs, Skills Workshops, Social Events, Community Outreach Events) with the respective officers. Works with all BSA officers to ensure the success of BSA.

cwcissom@go.olemiss.edu

 


Vice President – Niloofar Abolhasani Khaje

Research Assistant – Pharmacology

Aids in the coordination and management of BSA events (Journal Clubs, Skills Workshops, Social Events, Community Outreach Events) with the respective officers on the day of the event. Responsible for the recruitment and coordination of the Big Event during the Spring academic Semester. Propose  new community outreach events (in collaboration with BSA Student Events Chair). Assumes the recruitment and coordination of all new community outreach events. All newly proposed community outreach events must be discussed with the faculty advisor after being discussed with BSA president. President and VP/Social chair  should both be present when new proposal presented to faculty advisor to discuss justification and coordination of the event.

nabolhas@go.olemiss.edu

 


 

Secretary – Alysia Gonzales

Research Assistant – Pharmacognosy

Record BSA meeting notes and report at Committee meetings, assist the President and Subcommittee Chairs with disseminating BSA information to department administrators and students through the use and management of the BSA Google Drive. Prepare and coordinate student elections including nominations and results. Prepare current BSA projects for end-of-the year transition to newly elected officers (Article VII, Section 3).

agonzal6@go.olemiss.edu

 


 

Treasurer – Thanh-Thanh Claire Tran

Research Assistant – Pharmacognosy

Documents all financial matters of BSA and the subcommittees, orders and coordinates food service at student events, journal clubs, skills workshops, etc..

ttran5@go.olemiss.edu

 

 

 


 

Journal Club Chair – Tomayo Berida

Research Assistant – Pharmacognosy

Manages all affairs of the journal club including: scheduling, reserving rooms, selecting papers to review, and recruiting one faculty moderator for each journal club session. Enlists the help of 2-3 BSA volunteers. Works with the treasurer to ensure proper food ordering/service.

tberida@go.olemiss.edu

 

 


 

Skills Workshop Chair  – Shukria Akbar

Research Assistant – Pharmacognosy

Manages all affairs of the Skills Workshops including: polling students for appropriate workshop topics, ensuring minimal overlap with the Graduate Student Survival curriculum, contacting and coordinating intramural and extramural speakers, scheduling, reserving room. Enlists the help of 2-3 BSA volunteers. Works with the treasurer to ensure proper food ordering/service.

sakbar@go.olemiss.edu

 


 

Student Events Chair – Hayley Prescott

Research Assistant – Pharmacognosy

Coordinate student events such as outings and field trips. Oversee transportation if necessary. Provide a list of current events in and around the Oxford area such as concerts, festivals, etc.. Enlist the help of 2-3 BSA volunteers. Work with the treasurer to secure funding. Responsible for the recruitment and coordination of the Big Event during the Spring academic Semester. Propose  new community outreach events (in collaboration with BSA Vice President). Assumes the recruitment and coordination of all new community outreach events. All newly proposed community outreach events must be discussed with the faculty advisor after being discussed with BSA president. President and VP/Student Events chair should both be present when new proposal presented to faculty advisor to discuss justification and  coordination of the event.

hprescot@go.olemiss.edu