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The SEO programs are designed to prepare students from underrepresented groups including those with disabilities for biomedical PhD careers by providing academic support and stimulating research experiences.  See the SEO Fellowship flier (HERE) or contact the SEO Office for one. Please contact the SEO Office with questions.

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-20 year. Due date: March 15, 2019.


BRIDGES TO THE FUTURE; Celebrating 26 Years of Increasing Diversity in STEM - SEO hosted a celebration including alumni, current students, faculty and staff on September 26, 2018 in the Seven Hills Conference Center at SF State. Professor Bayliss was honored for starting the MS/PhD Bridges program at SF State 26 years ago. A good time was had by all.

To see photos of the celebration, follow the link HERE and click on the gallery called "Frank Bayliss Retirement Party SFSU 2018", and the password to the gallery is 92618. 


  • To honor the 25+ years since the SEO programs started, we made a brief video about the programs. See the video HERE.



 Student Michael Sanchez doing research