The 2015 Biology Faculty Luncheon

By Charlie GuerreroJune 25th, 2015in Faculty News, News

The Biology Faculty Luncheon was on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Professor Robert Hausman was missed and remembered. Professor Gloria Callard was honored for her 30+ years of service to Boston University. The faculty shared a wonderful meal and memorable stories!

Congratulations to our new PhD graduates!

By Charlie GuerreroJune 18th, 2015in News, Student News

Biology celebrates new PhDs

The following students were awarded their PhD hoods in a ceremony in the George Sherman Union on Friday, May 15.

Valentina Di Santo (Dr. Philip Lobel lab)
Brett DiBenedictis  (Dr. Michael Baum lab)
Nelsa Estrella (Dr. Frank Naya lab)
Lauren Friedman (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Ysabel Giraldo (Dr. James Traniello lab)
Tristan Lubinski (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Derek Stefanik (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Allison TImmons (Dr. Kim McCall lab)
Aryn Wilder (Dr. Michael Sorenson, Dr. Tom Kunz lab)
Kellie Cotter (Dr. Gloria V. Callard lab)
Michelle (Toomey) Olsen (Dr. Horacio Frydman lab)

Undergraduate student, Akuah Kontor, awarded AHA fellowship

By Charlie GuerreroJune 18th, 2015in News, Student News

Ms. Akuah Kontor, a rising Senior in Professor Frank Naya’s lab, was recently awarded a summer research fellowship from the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate. Ms. Kontor is majoring in Biology with Specialization in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology & Genetics. Competition for this research fellowship is stringent. In 2014, 10 students were selected for the summer fellowship program from eight states of the Founders Affiliate Region which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Congratulations to our new PhD graduates!

By Charlie GuerreroMay 18th, 2015in Alumni News, News

The following students were awarded their PhD hoods in a ceremony in the George Sherman Union on Friday, May 15.

Valentina Di Santo (Dr. Philip Lobel lab)
Brett DiBenedictis  (Dr. Michael Baum lab)
Nelsa Estrella (Dr. Frank Naya lab)
Lauren Friedman (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Ysabel Giraldo (Dr. James Traniello lab)
Tristan Lubinski (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Derek Stefanik (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Allison TImmons (Dr. Kim McCall lab)
Aryn Wilder (Dr. Michael Sorenson, Dr. Tom Kunz lab)
Kellie Cotter (Dr. Gloria V. Callard lab)
Michelle (Toomey) Olsen (Dr. Horacio Frydman lab)

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Prof. Pamela Templer Wins Metcalf Award

During the senior breakfast (5/1/15), the winners of the University’s highest teaching honor were announced. One of the three winners, our very own Prof. Pamela Templer (College of Arts & Sciences associate professor of biology) has received a Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching. Read more from BU Today‘s article, “Meredith Vieira Chose as 2015 Commencement Speaker.” Congrats Prof. Templer!

Cohen wins Kramer Scholarship

Kristina Cohen Awarded for Excellence in Research

Kristina Cohen of the Karen Warkentin Lab was awarded the Marion R. Kramer Award for excellence in research.

Kristina studies the evolution and development of hatching mechanisms and hatching performance. She divides her time between tropical and temperate fieldwork, molecular lab work, and histology.