Professor Jerry Chen Awarded Whitehall Foundation Grant

By Jennifer ScottMay 16th, 2017in Faculty News, News

BU Biology Assistant Professor Jerry Chen has been awarded the Whitehall Foundation Grant. The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, More

Professor Tim Gardner Recruited by Neuralink

By Jennifer ScottApril 21st, 2017in Faculty News, News

BU Biology's Tim Gardner has been recruited as part of the pioneering team to work on Elon Musk's new venture, Neuralink. As Neuralink's website states, "Neuralink is developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers." TechCrunch offers a brief overview of Musk's plan, and Wait But... More

Tom Gilmore Gives Plenary Lecture at BCI Symposium

By Jennifer ScottApril 12th, 2017in Faculty News, News

Tom Gilmore, Professor and Associate Chair of Biology, gave a plenary lecture at the 19th Annual Biomedical & Comparative Immunology Symposium in Miami, FL, on March 31, 2017. His talk, "A Billion Years of NF-kappaB," described his lab's work on a key protein involved in immune diseases from marine invertebrates to... More

Cynthia Bradham Awarded New NSF Grant

By Jennifer ScottMarch 28th, 2017in Faculty News, News

Biology Department Professor Cynthia Bradham has been awarded a three year National Science Foundation grant from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems. The title of the research abstract is “The Molecular Basis of Skeletal Patterning” and Professor Bradham is the sole P.I. on the grant.

Biology Faculty Awarded Learning Tech Development Grant

By Jennifer ScottMarch 23rd, 2017in Faculty News, News

BU Biology faculty members Liz Co, Kathryn Spilios and Uwe Beffert were awarded a Learning Technologies Development Grant from BU’s Center for Teaching and Learning to fund two years of implementation of a cloud-based digital exam platform, ExamSoft. This technology, allows for easy creation and secure distribution of digital... More

Daniel Segrè Research on Cover of Cell

By Jennifer ScottMarch 13th, 2017in Faculty News, News

In a study published on March 9 in the journal Cell, researchers used systems biology approaches to study the emergence of primordial metabolic networks, showing that early biochemistry could have arisen prior to the introduction of phosphate. The featured article can be viewed here for a short time and the full... More

Daniel Segrè Awarded Hariri Institute Research Award

By Jennifer ScottMarch 6th, 2017in Faculty News, News

With BU Physics Professor Kirill Korolev, BU Biology Professor Daniel Segrè has been granted a $20,000 research award from the Hariri Institute. The funded project aims to develop a computational tool that can use microbial genomes to predict microbial interactions and ultimately ecosystem dynamics. Beyond prediction, this computational tool... More