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".
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... More
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
Professor Robert Hausman was missed and remembered at a Faculty Luncheon on May 28, 2015. Dr. Robert Hausman was a member of the Department of Biology for over 30 years, joining Boston University in 1978. Hausman was a cell biologist, performing research on basic mechanisms of cell adhesion. His findings contributed fundamental knowledge... More
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
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
Kristina Cohen of the Karen Warkentin lab was awarded Outstanding Teaching Fellow of the Year for Biology, academic year 2014/2015. Cohen was nominated by 3 professors in Biology for her outstanding contributions to all areas of teaching in the Department of Biology over the last five years. Kristina entered BU... More
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
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 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