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Mar 02, 2015: The New Camouflage - You Are What You Eat

If we told you fish disguise themselves by the coral that they eat would you believe us? Well you better because that is the truth! Learn more about this new discover in filefish's camouflage technique in BU's marine biologist, Prof. Jelle Atema's research featured in National Geographic, Fish Smell Like the Coral They Eat-Disguise is New to Science.

 

Mar 02, 2015: Climate change research in partnership with Thoreau

Learn more about climate change and its affects on species diversity and seasonal biological changes as Prof. Richard Primack's lab studies climate change with new posts specifically about the autumn migration of North American landbirds.

Mar 02, 2015: Five Thousand Heads Are Better Than One

Prof. James Traniello's 40 years of devotion to the study of ants and their social lives is highlighted in Barbara Moron's article in BU's Research, Five Thousand Heads Are Better Than One. The article discusses the striking similarities we share with ants and the complex social lifestyle involved in an ant's life.

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Faculty News

Mar 02, 2015: What a Snark's Nose Knows!

Join BU's marine biologist, Prof. Jelle Atema, and his research on sharks' odor detection and navigation featured in BU Today's article, What a Shark's Nose Knows. Discover just how much a shark's nose knows!

Mar 02, 2015: The New Camouflage - You Are What You Eat

If we told you fish disguise themselves by the coral that they eat would you believe us? Well you better because that is the truth! Learn more about this new discover in filefish's camouflage technique in BU's marine biologist, Prof. Jelle Atema's research featured in National Geographic, Fish Smell Like the Coral They Eat-Disguise is New to Science.

 

Mar 02, 2015: Prof. Thomas Gilmore's "Magic Moments" Wins Him Teacher Of the Year

Prof. Thomas Gilmore wins the Teacher of the Year award, as highlighted in Bostonia's latest article, CAS Biologist Gilmore Is United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year. Prof. Gilmore refers to each moment in his teaching career as a "magic moment". And it must be magic, for each lab experiment that he designs for his graduate students is fresh and even he does not know the outcome!

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Alumni News

Please visit the new Biology Alumni Newsletter, Summer 2013 edition.

 

Oct 06, 2014: Biology Department's 2nd Alumni Weekend Social

The Biology Department hosted its 2nd Biology Department Aumni Weekend Social on Friday, Sept. 19th from 5:00-7:00pm in the Life Science and Engineering Building. Biology alumni came out to this complimentary event to socialize and network with previous classmates and current Biology Faculty. They enjoyed appetizers and beverages, along with two short talks on current research.

Dr. Aruoriwo M. Oboh-Weilke, CAS ‘93, who worked with Professor Michael Baum as an undergraduate and is currently an ophthalmological surgeon and faculty member at Georgetown University Hospital. She presented, “From the Lab to the O.R.”

Dr. Frank Naya, CAS ’86, who worked with Professor Robert Hausman as an undergraduate and is currently an Associate Professor of Biology here at BU. He presented, “Genetic Pathways in Cardiovascular Health and Disease.”

If you were unable to this year, there's always next year. We hope to see you there!

Jul 28, 2014: BU PhD Alum Named Executive Director

Dr. Noemi Custodia-Lora excells at Northern Essex Community College

Dr. Noemi Custodia-Lora, a former doctoral student of Dr. Ian Callard, will be the new face of Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence.

Custodia-Lora has been appointed executive director of Northern Essex Community College’s Lawrence campus and community relation.

She has been a member of the faculty in the Natural Sciences Department since 2003.

She was appointed assistant dean of Foundational Studies and Liberal Arts & Sciences in 2011.

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Mar 24, 2014: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow Award

Eva Fast, a recent Ph.D. graduate (September 2013) who worked with Professor Horacio Frydman, has been selected for a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society FELLOW Award for a three year period. She is currently a postdoc in Professor Leonard Zon's lab at the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. In her project she will elucidate novel pathways controlling self-renewal in hematopoietic stem cells.

In addition, Dr. Fast will be honored at the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony by giving the student speech at the annual event to be held on May 16, 2014 this year.

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