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Graduate Student Resources

We are committed to your success.

Below are a few resources that may be helpful. Also, please contact your professors and mentors for anything you need.

Biochemistry Graduate Student Association

The Biochemistry Graduate Student Association (GSA) creates opportunities for graduate students to network with each other, department members, other graduate students at NC State, and scholars outside of the university.


  • Serve as a connection to University Graduate Student Association (UGSA)
  • Organize networking activities such as lunch with external seminar speakers
  • Develop scientific outreach activities
  • Coordinate social activities such as graduate student recruitment weekends
Ash Utz

Graduate Peer Mentors

Graduate Peer Mentors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provide support, encouragement and information to help graduate students adjust to and excel in our department. Our current Graduate Peer Mentor is Ash Utz, a 4th-year PhD student. Feel free to reach out to Ash for a call or in-person meeting. 

Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar is held in the Tove Seminar Room, 128A Polk Hall, on Fridays from 12:00-1:00 PM (unless otherwise noted). Current graduate students moderate discussions that alternate between ongoing research projects in biochemistry laboratories and recent topics from scientific literature.

All members of the biochemistry program are welcome to attend. Please check the departmental calendar for complete schedule.