Department of BioMolecular Sciences
The University of Mississippi

August 2022

Congratulations and welcome to our new officers!

Graphic with photos of Ben Sawyer, Baharul Islam, Hoda Ahmed, Michael Neal, Alexis Wagner, Mario Djugovoski, Tzu-Yu Huang, Destinee Manning, text that says: ‘BioMolecular Sciences Student Advocates; Ben Sawyer, President; Baharul Islam, Vice President; Hoda Ahmed, Secretary; Michael Neal, Treasurer; Alexis Wagner, Skills Workshop Chair; Mario Djugovoski, Journal Club Chair; Tzu-Yu Huang, Social Media Chair; Destinee Manning, Community Outreach and Social Events Chair”

November 2021

Announcement for a "people Skills' workshop on November 17th, 2021

Announcement for Journal club held on Wednesday, November 10 at noon

A flyer announcing a tailgate event November 6th at 9am

October 2021

Flyer announcing a tailgate event on October 23rd at 11am

A big thanks to BSA for everything they have done over the past year!

An info graphic outlining events the student organization has held over the past year


September 2021


May 2021

Introducing the 2021 – 2022 BSA Officers!

BSA officers for the department. 7 people smiling in individual picture with their office title below their picture.


April 2021


Picture of 2 people holding t shirts, thanking the BSA organization for designing and arranging t shirts


3 photos showing donated items collected for the water relief campaign in Jackson, MS


March 2021

Multiple students sitting on grass while social distancing. This was a networking event for a student advocate group.


January 2021


December 2020

Congratulations on a year of accomplishments to our BSA officers! Thank you for all you do for all our graduate students!



BSA thanks all our donors on Giving Tuesday!!



October 2020



August 2020



Great to have BMS “together” again. Congrats to our 2020 award winners in Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, and MedicinalChemistry. Looking forward to a safe and successful semester!



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October 12, 2019

It was a wonderful day to give back to our community! Dr. Noa Valcárcel and her Spanish for Pharmacists class provided free health screenings at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, while our BMS graduate students volunteered their time preparing donations for local organizations, cleaning the pumpkin patch, and painting a Habitat for Humanity house.





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September 2019

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September 19, 2019

Dr. Jason Paris discussed “Job Search Skills” at the BSA Skills Workshop. What a great opportunity for the graduate students to have!



September 12, 2019

Journal Club had a great discussion about the effect of medical marijuana legalization on research and development. Thank you to BSA for organizing the journal clubs for BMS graduate students!



September 7, 2019

OXFORD, Miss. ­–The BSA Officers hosted the first tailgating tent of the season. It was a great time for students, faculty and staff to socialize and have some fun outside of the lab and classroom! To make it even better, Ole Miss won!!
















September 5, 2019

BSA started the skills workshop series with “The Basics Of A Good Presentation” by Dr.Charles Mobley. It was very well received by all who attended. Please come for our upcoming journal club next week!


August 2019

BSA Officers helped host a Welcome Back Orientation and Grad Student Awards Ceremony for the Department of BioMolecular Sciences. They welcomed 6 new graduate students this semester for a total of 39 graduate students! 5 graduate students received awards across each division. It was an opportunity to meet everyone and get to know the department faculty and staff. Thanks for all you do, BSA! 

See more pictures at the Facebook gallery: “BMS Welcome Back Orientation”

BMS Fall 2019 Graduate Students


July 2019

New 2019/2020 BSA Officers. Top row from left: Tomayo Berida, Niloofar Abolhasani Khaje, Hayley Prescott; Bottom row from left: Shukria Akbar, Thanh-Thanh Claire Tran, Alysia Gonzales.





















May 2019


May 14, 2019

BMS graduate students host Distinguished Guest Lecturer Dr. Allyn Howlett from Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dr. Howlett is a Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology. Her seminar was entitled “Studies on the Potholder: CB1 cannabinoid Receptor Signaling and its Associated Proteins”.





















April 2019

Graduate Students Enhance Skills with Scientific Writing Workshop

BMS Council with Josh Sharp for Skills WorkshopApril 23, 2019

OXFORD, Miss. ­– For graduate students, the ability to summarize the results of a laboratory experiment can be as important as the result themselves. 

To emphasize the skill of writing in science, the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy offered a Graduate Student Scientific Writing Workshop last month, sponsored by the school’s Graduate Student Program office, the BioMolecular Sciences department and Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery department.

Read more: “Graduate Students Enhance Skills with Scientific Writing Workshop”

March 2019

Please join the BMS department and Graduate School Council (GSC) in congratulating our BMS student winners of the 9th Annual GSC Research Symposium. The GSC hosts many events throughout the year, but Research Day is of paramount importance to our organization and the graduate school as a whole. These students will receive travel funds to present their research at conferences. Our 2019 BMS grant recipients are:

  • Erik Hodges – Division of Pharmacology
  • Niloofar Abolhasani Khaje – Division of Pharmacology
  • Hao Liu – Division of Pharmacology
  • Abidah Parveen – Division of Pharmacognosy

This is great news for our students.  A hearty congratulations to them!

BioMolecular Sciences graduate students participated in The Ole Miss Big Event community service project this past weekend. This event impacts the broader community and has historically been the largest community service project at the University of Mississippi! 



















October 2018

Happy Halloween from the Department of BioMolecular Sciences! The grad students hosted a pumpkin decorating party to get in the Halloween Spirit!








September 2018

Dr. Joshua Sharp was the guest speaker at the first BMS Graguate Students Professional Skills Workshop, hosted by GSAC.








GSAC kicks off the Fall semester with the first Journal Club meeting!








August 2018

BMS Welcomes Back Students at Orientation, Awards Luncheon

Award RecipientsAugust 17, 2018

The Department of BioMolecular Sciences kicked off the new school year with its Welcome Back Orientation on August 17. The day consisted of the Joseph Sam Distinguished Alumnus Lecture featuring 2018 recipient Randall Clark in the morning before the awards luncheon and department photo in the afternoon.

See more pictures at the Facebook gallery: “BMS Welcome Back Orientation”