The Graduate Division Alumni Association (GDAA) serves alumni of UCSF graduate and postdoctoral programs. It offers you an easy way to reconnect with friends and classmates, make contact with colleagues around the country, and meet today's students, postdocs and faculty. Our mission is to support a strong community among the researchers trained at UCSF. As part of that commitment, this alumni online community where you have access to the Alumni Directory, Class Notes, Membership and Benefits, and Upcoming Events, has been created for you.


UCSF Discovery Talks

UCSF Discovery Talks are short, TED-style talks by renowned UCSF innovators. The next Discovery Talks will take place during Alumni Weekend on April 8-9 2016. Visit for more information. To see past Discovery Talks, visit

Library Resources for Alumni

The UCSF Library has developed a website to facilitate access to these resources for our alumni. Read More

Graduate Division Alumni Association

The GDAA represents alumni, organizes events, develops programs to promote interaction between students, postdocs and alumni, and sponsors Alumni Weekend. The GDAA is expanding and welcomes your ideas and new volunteers.

To learn more about serving as an Alumni Association board member or officer, please contact:

Donna Barnes, PhD ’92 (Sociology)

President Elect
Luke Lightning, Postdoc Alumnus

Karen Ring, PhD '12 (Biomedical Sciences)

Alumni Relations
Angie Dalfen, Director of Alumni Relations 
Tel:  415-502-5820


Graduate Division Alumni Association
Campus Box 0970
745 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0970
Tel: 415/502-1887

Benefits and Dues

  • Pay your GDAA Membership Dues online now! Just click here.
  • Annual dues for the Graduate Division are $40.
  • To make an additional gift, simply select "Other Amount" and enter your total. You can also make a gift to the Graduate Division annual fund in support of programs for students, postdocs and alumni by clicking here.


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