Undergraduate Departmental Representatives
The Biology Undergraduate Department Representatives (UDR) can be consulted for information about biology courses, the major and research opportunities.
Meet the 2023-24 Biology UDRs
Susana Bulnes Rodriguez is a senior majoring in biology and chemical biology on the premed track. She is very interested in the intersection between biology and chemistry and is happy to help any students navigate between different courses. Susana is a part of the cardiovascular department at Massachusetts General Hospital where she studied the effects of a heart attack and detection of heart failure under Dr. Eman Akam. Susana is also president of the Brandeis LatinX Student Organization, an EMERGE alumni, and scoops ice cream at Lizzy’s (come say hi!).
Vaishnavi Bulusu is a junior majoring in biology and neuroscience on the premed track. She is very excited to be a part of the Biology UDR team and happy to help students navigate the biology major and department at Brandeis! Outside of being a Biology UDR, Vaish is a co-events coordinator for the South Asian Students Association, an admissions ambassador, and a member of the Women of Color Alliance. She also studies circadian rhythms in drosophila at the Kadener lab on campus. In her free time, she likes to listen to music, spend time outside and hang with her friends.
Samra Khalid is a junior majoring in Biology and Neuroscience with a minor in South Asian Studies. She is very excited to help students navigate the major and learn about all the unique opportunities the department has to offer! Aside from being a UDR, Samra is a General Chemistry Course Assistant, a part of the Waltham Group E-Board, and a Research Assistant at the Goode Lab on campus where she works with proteins in yeast! In her free time, she likes to crochet, hang out with her friends, listen to music, and snack. Feel free to reach out to her with any questions!