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

Liz Burmester receives Outstanding Teaching Fellow in BU Marine Program (BUMP) for 2014/2015

Elizabeth Burmester of the John Finnerty lab was awarded Outstanding Teaching Fellow of the Year for Biology, academic year 2014/2015. Burmester's teaching experience was part of the rigorous BU Marine Program semester or "BUMP semester". Her performance in both “Coral Reef Dynamics” and “Tropical Marine Invertebrates” was exemplary. Both of... More

Grad students awarded Warren-McLeod Fellowships

By Charlie GuerreroApril 23rd, 2015in News, Student News

Congratulations to the following graduate students who were awarded Warren-McLeod Fellowships this year. Full year fellowship: Daphne Schatzberg / mentored by Cyndi Bradham Summer fellowships: Katelyn Mansfield / mentored by Tom Gilmore Rebecca Branconi / mentored by  Peter Buston Kathryn Lesneski / mentored by Les Kaufman & John Finnerty Elizabeth Burmester / mentored by John Finnerty &... More

Tracing Our Roots

By Charlie GuerreroApril 21st, 2015in News, Student News

Rose Abramoff, a BU biology doctoral student, digs deep underground to learn more about the air that we breathe overhead. Read more at the BU Research article, "Tracing Our Roots".

Graduate Student Attends Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering in Washington, DC

By Meredith J CanodeApril 15th, 2015in Student News

Graduate students Rebecca Sanders-DeMott of the Templer Lab participated in the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering workshop sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science on April 12 through 15. Students participated in a three-and-a-half day program consisting of a workshop portion, where participants learned about the structure and... More