Welcome New Graduate Students!

By Meredith J CanodeSeptember 2nd, 2015in News, Student News

The Department of Biology welcomed the incoming Fall 2015 graduate class during the First Year Orientation, held September 1st. A total of 16 graduate students were admitted for the Fall semester, 6 Master's students and 10 PhD students. With students from as close as Boston and as far away as China, More

John Majoris Awarded NSF DDIG

By Meredith J CanodeAugust 7th, 2015in News, Student News

John Majoris of the Atema and  Buston Labs has been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for his project entitled "Testing alternative hypotheses for the goal of orientation by reef fish larvae throughout development". John will use the funds to support his ongoing field research on the behavior of... More

Ysabel Giraldo awarded Belamarich

By Meredith J CanodeAugust 7th, 2015in News, Student News

Ysabel Giraldo of the James Traniello Lab was selected as the winner of the 2015 Belamarich Award for outstanding doctoral dissertation in Biology for her thesis “Neuroanatomical and Neurochemical Correlates of Senescene and Social Role in the Ant Pheidole Dentata" Post-defense, Giraldo is currently working as a NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow... More

Biology-Hosted SURF Students Give Annual Presentations

By Meredith J CanodeAugust 6th, 2015in News, Student News

Students in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at Boston University gave presentations in the program's annual event on Thursday, August 6, 2015. The SURF Program is funded by a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate (NSF-REU) with Dr. Tom Gilmore as lead Principal Investigator and Director of the... More

Rama Simhadri’s Research Highlighted

By Meredith J CanodeJune 26th, 2015in News, Student News

Rama Simhadri of the Dr. Horacio Frydman lab  was one of 4 graduate students selected from a field of 110 to be highlighted at the Gordon Research Conference on Animal-Microbe Symbioses in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire from June 21-26. Rama's poster was titled  "Wolbachia modulate Drosophila microbiome".

BU Ant Team Studies Ant Behaviors

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

Prof. James Traniello and his team of graduate students were featured in the Daily Free Press article, "BU ant team look to societies of six legs for more on societies of two." They are studying the behaviors of two species of ants to understand human social behavior and are primarily... More

Congratulations to our new PhD graduates!

By Charlie GuerreroMay 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. More