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Cancer Biology Student Association

About Us!

The Cancer Biology Student Association (CBSA) is a service organization designed to aid students in the Department of Cancer Biology by fostering scientific interactions and enhancing career development. We strive to provide a network that allows graduate students to voice their opinions, while enjoying the company of peers.

Every year, the CBSA hosts various student organized events ,including: CBSA coffee hours with visiting speakers, the new student welcome picnic, happy hours, a cook-off and the Cancer Biology Departmental Retreat with a Silent Auction to benefit the Gilda’s Club of Nashville.

The CBSA also serves as a great source of information whether you’re a first year graduate student or in your “Nth” year of study. We organize a spring methodology course for second year students preparing for their qualifying exams, as well as mock exams with senior graduate students. Our coffee hours provide an intimate setting for students to meet Vanderbilt–Ingram Cancer Center sponsored speakers. These events are intended to stimulate thoughts about future careers, while making connections with faculty from other institutions.

Please contact Erik Beadle (erik.beadle@vanderbilt.edu) if you have any comments or questions.

 

 

2021-2022 CANCER BIOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

The Program in Cancer Biology Student Led Retreat is December 2, 2021.

The CBSA is planning the retreat this year and Dr. Padma Sharma from MD Anderson has agreed to be the guest speaker! We hope to have the event in person.
Let us welcome our 2021-2022 CBSA officers who are working hard for our program’s success. Top L-R: Bottom L-R:

Carlos Detres Roman, BS – Treasurer (Philip Lab)
Ebony Hargrove Wiley, BS – Academic Chair (Fingleton Lab)
Kara McNamara, BS – Social Chair (Wilson Lab)
Brandie Taylor, MS, BS – Communications Chair (Balko Lab)
Amanda Hesterberg, BS – Philanthropy Chair ( Hurley Lab)
Brad Davidson, BS – Executive Chair (Park Lab)
Wendy Bindeman, BA – Philanthropy Chair ( Fingleton Lab)

 

2020-2021 CANCER BIOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

L to R top row: Erik Beadle, MS, BS– Executive chair. Brad Davison, BS– Student Affairs. Carlos Detres Roman, BS – Financial chair. Natalie Bennett, BA – Social chair.
L to R bottom row: Wendy Bindeman, BA – Philanthropy. Adam Miranda, BS – Philanthropy.
Jess Roetman, BA – Communications chair. Demond Williams, BS – Academic chair.
Brandie Taylor, MS, BS – Academic chair.

 

2019-2020 CANCER BIOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

   Top L-R: Courtney Edwards, Ariana von Lersner, Jessica Roetman, Erik Beadle, Tolu Omokehinde Bottom L-R: Samantha Beik, Vera Todd (Mayhew), Wendy Bindeman, Demond Williams, Verra Ngwa

 

 

2018-2019 CANCER BIOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

  L-R: Carlos Detres Roman (Mentor: Mary Philip, MD, PhD) Wendy Bindeman (Mentor: Barbara Fingleton, PhD) Alexandar Silver (Mentor: Michael Savona, MD) Brad Davidson (Mentor: Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD) Logan Northcutt (Mentor: Marjan Rafat, PhD) Natalie Bennett (Mentor: Julie Sterling, PhD) Missing from photo: Adam Miranda (Mentor: Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD) and Melissa Wolf (Mentor: Kim Rathmell, MD, PhD)