Have a scientific joke or riddle that you want to tell? Email us and it might appear on our home page.

One plant says to the other, "are you hungry?". The other replies, "I could use a light snack".


Why did the algae join with the fungus? They took a lichen to each other.


A couple of biologists had twins.

The one was named "John" and the other "control".


credit to /r/Biology

Getting involved!




BSSA is an organization dedicated to improving the education of UCSD’s biology undergraduate population by providing programs and opportunities that enrich personal, academic, and professional growth. 


To learn more or become a part of BSSA, register here or join our Facebook group!

General Body Meeting #1 (GBM)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2015 7PM-9PM

SSC Multipurpose Room


Join us for our first GBM and learn how being a member of   BSSA can enhance your undergraduate experience. Come     meet the officers and learn about our upcoming events.

We have Dr. Stephanie Mel and Hermila Torres speaking.

Free food will also be provided!

A little bit about BSSA:

With more than twenty percent of the University of California, San Diego’s undergraduate population declared as biology majors, the Biological Sciences Student Association (BSSA) plays a crucial role in expanding opportunities and enhancing the overall educational and social experiences of these students during their time here. In addition, BSSA assists in preparing students for a wide range of career opportunities. UCSD biology graduates go on to careers in many fields. Besides becoming scientists and physicians, they are teachers, administrators, health care professionals, business people, and lawyers.

BSSA, which complements our strong degree programs, is run by a board of officers and receives administrative support from the Dean’s Office.

The main goals of BSSA are to:

  1. Outreach to incoming and returning biology majors and minors on campus to promote both membership and event/program participation

  2. Provide a series of events and programs that support biology majors’ educational goals and broaden and enhance their overall experience at UCSD, thus serving as the first step in a lifelong relationship between the Division and our students

  3. Increase meaningful interaction between biology students, faculty and alumni through small group and one to one interactions

  4. Offer expanded programs and information on career options and advanced education opportunities for biology majors

  5. Provide valuable leadership opportunities for biology majors that will serve them well in their future endeavors

  6. Further develop BSSA’s visibility on and off campus with various constituencies including faculty, students, organizations, the administration, and area high schools