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Welcome to the life sciences graduate program!

As a graduate student in the ASU School of Life Sciences, you are part of a large, engaged and supportive community of scientists. There are many ways to learn and grow as a scientist while you contribute to efforts that engage our local communities and promote use-inspired research.

Here are some ideas to help get you started:

  • Join a group-mentoring CIRCLE to get support from students who share your ethnic or cultural identities.
  • Practice your science communication skills with the GPSE , developing lesson plans and working with children in local after-school science clubs.
  • Attend a career-development activity, such as the Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars workshops or the Career Navigators sessions.
  • Learn to translate your research into innovative public policy and practical solutions through the Knowledge Mobilization Studio.
  • Strive for racial justice in academic biology by participating in a SABER discussion.  
  • Take a leadership role in a student organization such as the SOLS E-Board, GPSA, Graduate Women’s Association (GWA), the ASU SACNAS and AISES chapters, the Black Graduate Student Association, the Alliance of Indigenous Peoples, the American Indian Graduate Student Association or other ASU student organizations.

Doctoral Candidate: Jorge Ramos