Biology Journal Club

The BURST Biology Journal Club focuses on exposing members to the incredible world of living things. Needless to say, this is a really broad subject area and so each meeting is different, with a new focus, new content, and new discussion. Members are encouraged to participate in discussions and article selection as much as possible so that the materials covered are relevant and interesting. We’ve covered things from fossils to bluebirds to nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathways, and we haven’t even scratched the surface yet!

2020-2021 Leader: Andrew Munoz

Year: Senior

Major: Biology, Pre-Med track

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Fun Fact: I am a transfer student from George Fox University in Oregon with hopes of pursuing more opportunities in research here at Baylor. After I graduate I plan to pursue a MD PhD program and become a physician-scientist. I play violin, skateboard, and travel often. Ask me where the best ice cream places are between the east and west coast.


The Biology Journal club covers topics from the environment and evolution, to the cellular components of our bodies. There is room for conversation of personal opinions on these topics, as well as the discussion of new scientific facts and innovation.

NIAID 2011. Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria (mustard color), surrounded by cellular debris (orange).
For more information on Biology Research at Baylor, see here.