Bianca Quade, a student in the doctoral program in physiology, has been elected to serve on a committee of the American Physiological Society.

Physiology Doctoral Student Elected to APS Committee

Published April 16, 2020

story by dirk hoffman

Bianca Quade, a student in the physiology doctoral program, has been elected to serve as the junior international trainee representative for the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Cell and Molecular Physiology Section.


She is a trainee in the laboratory of Mark D. Parker, PhD, associate professor of physiology and biophysics.

Fostering Next Generation of Trainees

“The American Physiological Society plays a crucial role in the careers of many physiologists, including my own, by fostering an international community of scholars that, in pursuit of our common interests, get together at annual meetings, collaborate with each other, and generally keep each other up to date with the latest scientific developments,” Parker says.

The APS does a great job of involving students, giving them access to resources and opportunities that enable them to make good career choices and to make sure that the field of physiology attracts and keeps the brightest stars, he notes.

“Bianca is one of those stars and she has a great track record of fostering community and organizing events within our own school’s biomedical sciences graduate program,” Parker says.

“I’m extremely proud that she’s been elected and the committee on which she will serve provides welcome, resources, training and recognition to APS trainees from around the world and this will be an excellent opportunity for Bianca to give back to the society, work with some wonderful people and foster the next generation of trainees as her own career develops,” he adds.

“I also have no doubt that she’ll be an excellent ambassador for our department, school and university,” Parker says.