What We Do
Phoenix Biology offers a wide variety of events and programs that contribute to the University of Chicago's life of the mind and a sense of community among faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the sciences.
Phoenix Lecture Series
The University of Chicago's "life of the mind" emphasizes the pursuit of cutting edge ideas and creativity in both the humanities and the sciences.
The Phoenix Lecture series seeks to introduce the nation's leading scientific minds and ideas in the biological sciences to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Chicago.
First held in October 2014, the event was the first to celebrate undergraduate research from all science departments at the University of Chicago. Over 250 people were in attendance.
The 2015 Symposium took place at the new, state of the art Eckhardt Research Center in October. Internationally renowned breast cancer researcher Dr. Funmi Olopade gave the keynote address and over 60 students presented.
The 2016 Symposium was held in the Gordon Center for Integrative Sciencecs at the University of Chicago, drawing over 60 presenters and 300 attendees.
Undergraduates benefit greatly when they have an opportunity to closely interact with senior faculty members, even, and especially, outside the boundaries of the classroom.
Fireside Chats present an opportunity for undergraduates to interact with their professors in an informal setting and to get to know them on a more personal level.
There are plenty of opportunities to be found in the biological sciences, if one knows where to look for them.
The Phoenix Mentorship Program seeks to promote the academic and professional careers of students in the life sciences by pairing them with supportive upperclassmen, faculty, and alumni mentors who have walked a wide variety of career paths and had a host of different academic experiences.
You've memorized the structures of all the amino acids...now what?
Through career exposure and networking events, Phoenix Biology offers you the chance to explore careers beyond the ever popular fields of medicine and research. Do what you want to do with your life, and discover that journey through Phoenix Biology.
The classroom doesn't teach you everything there is about biology. Phoenix Biology seeks to constantly expand undergraduates' understanding of the enormous scale of biology through diverse programming.
Examples include: career exposure events, field trips, documentary screenings, journal clubs, mixers, and more.
A Big Thank You to Everyone Who Made
The 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Such a Success!
Spring Quarter 2019 Schedule
Fall Quarter 2019 Schedule
In 2015, Phoenix Biology launched an all-new, 3 day, campus-wide event: Sciencepalooza. Organized with many other science RSO's, Sciencepalooza is an interdisciplinary event that brings the University of Chicago campus together for a special week celebrating the wonders of science.
Sciencepalooza 2010 Lineup
Monday May 20th: Number Theory in Physics, A Talk by Dr. Jeff Harvey
Tuesday May 21st: Finding Your Inner Fish
Wednesday May 22nd: CRISPR Ethics and Legality Discussion
Thursday May 23rd: Students vs. Faculty Jeopardy!
Friday May 24th Main Quad: Fair on the Quad! with Science RSOs
For inquiries about collaboration, please contact our President, Rani Hassoun (email@example.com).
President: Rani Hassoun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President: Ananth Panchamukhi
Treasurer: Shriram Chennakesavalu
Public Relations Manager: Matteo Laspro
Secretary: Maria Lysandrou
Marketing: Yvette Nzutchi, Guillermo Pereda
General Board Members: Allen Lu, Christine Cao, Advait Ganapathy
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Biological Sciences Collegiate Division T-Shirts
In collaboration with the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division, we are proud to announce the new logo and T-Shirt for the BSCD, as shown below.
Phoenix Biology Research Database
Looking for research opportunities in the biological sciences/medicine? Check out Phoenix Biology's Research Opportunity Database! We have compiled a list of 70+ professors/researchers who are willing to take on undergraduates. Our database has field of study, positions available, and contact info for each principal investigator. We plan on updating this list annually with new PIs and labs. Check it out HERE!