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Getting involved as a grad student or postdoc

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bioBUDS relies on graduate student and postdoc volunteers to run some of our sessions. Check out potential opportunities to get involved below and reach out if these interest you!


  • Sharing your research in Fall Quarter

Our goal in the fall is to prepare our students for research opportunities. We offer a variety of sessions to showcase the variety of research done on campus - from discussions of your own research with rotating groups of students to sessions on basic lab techniques and models even to lab tours! A low-stress way to share your research passions with interested students. Contact Ev at to inquire.


  • Teaching with bioBUDS in Winter Quarter

Our winter quarter is filled with one-time sessions taught by graduate students and postdocs on a topic of their choice! This gives you an opportunity to practice your teaching skills in a real classroom setting. There is also a comprehensive training via a new Winter and Summer mini-course BIOS  245 to guide you in planning your session - from topic selection to student engagement and beyond! After your session, we will provide you with feedback from students and the teaching team so that you can identify your strengths and areas for improvement. Contact Billie at for teaching opportunities. 


  • Mentoring student-scientists in Spring Quarter

In the spring, we offer paid in-lab research experiences to undergrads interested in starting research at Stanford. To do this successfully, we need mentors to work one-on-one with program participants for 10hr/week. To facilitate mentor growth, we provide resources and support to participating mentors to make sure you are having a valuable experience. If interested, chat with your PI, and contact Ev at to inquire.