Who We Are

QTABS is a trainee-led organization supported by the Inclusive Excellence Leadership Award from the UCI School of Biological Sciences Office of DEI.
We are a collective of LGBTQIA+ and allied graduate, post-doctoral, and staff researchers within the biological and biomedical fields at UC Irvine.
Our events are open to all trainees who wish to build an affirming research community spanning the many disciplines that interact with biology, health, and medicine.


TIME: 5:30PM
Biological Sciences 3
Room 1120
First Floor Conference Room

September 26

Welcome + Pizza Night*
(located outside BioSci Starbucks)

October 10

Celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Night

October 24

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Social

November 7

Discussing Transgender Day of Remembrance

December 5

Hot Beverage Winter Social

Check out our Posts page to learn more about our previous QTABS events, information on invited speakers, and downloadable presentations available for your reference!

Our Mission

QTABS event programming centers around the unique needs and interests of LGBTQIA+ trainees to establish a sense of belonging and community to provide necessary support for Queer researchers to succeed and thrive within Biological and Biomedical sciences.

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