WCBSUR Conference

PLNU science students present their research findings on the outside plaza of Lator Hall.

The West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research (WCBSUR) Conference is among the oldest, intercollegiate conferences of its kind in the nation.

Founded in 1976 by Dr. William Eisinger, professor of biology at Santa Clara University, the conference has been attended by students and faculty representing 171 institutions and 35 states over the last 40 years.

The goals of the WCBSUR conference are:

  • To provide a forum for undergraduate researchers to present original data they have generated in the fields of biology and biochemistry
  • To foster intercollegiate interactions among students and faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate research in the biological sciences