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May 18, 2015: Congratulations to our new Ph.D. graduates!

Biology celebrates new PhDs

The following students were awarded their PhD hoods in a ceremony in the George Sherman Union on Friday, May 15th.

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. John Finnerty lab)
Derek Stefanik (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Allison TImmons (Dr. Kim McCall lab)
Aryn Wilder (Dr. Michael Sorenson, Dr. Tom Kunz lab)
Kellie Cotter (Dr. Gloria V. Callard lab)
Michelle (Toomey) Olsen (Dr. Horacio Frydman lab)
 

Apr 23, 2015: Grad students awarded Warren-McLeod Fellowships

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 & Les Kaufman
William Kearney / mentored by Sergio Fagherazzi
Timothy Maguire / mentored by Wally Fulweiler

Special thanks to the selection committee, which consisted of Mike Sorenson, Suchi Gopal, and Nathan Stewart. They reviewed the twelve applications, evaluated the student talks given by the four candidates for the 12-month award, and conducted careful deliberations to identify the winners.

Special thanks also to all of the students who applied. The quality of the applications was excellent, and the Warren-McLeod Fellowship Symposium was a well attended event that featured four excellent student talks.

Apr 14, 2015: The Coral Whisperer

Liz Burmester, biology graduate student, seeks to keep the world's coral reefs alive through her studies on northern star corals at the New England Aquarium. Learn more from BU's Research article, "The Coral Whisperer."

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Faculty News

May 01, 2015: Prof. Pamela Templer Wins Metcalf Award

During the senior breakfast (5/1/15), the winners of the University’s highest teaching honor were announced. One of the three winners, our very own, Prof. Pamela Templer (College of Arts & Sciences associate professor of biology) has received a Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching. Read more from BU Today's article, "Meredith Vieira Chose as 2015 Commencement Speaker." Congrats Prof. Templer!

Apr 23, 2015: Grad students awarded Warren-McLeod Fellowships

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 & Les Kaufman
William Kearney / mentored by Sergio Fagherazzi
Timothy Maguire / mentored by Wally Fulweiler

Special thanks to the selection committee, which consisted of Mike Sorenson, Suchi Gopal, and Nathan Stewart. They reviewed the twelve applications, evaluated the student talks given by the four candidates for the 12-month award, and conducted careful deliberations to identify the winners.

Special thanks also to all of the students who applied. The quality of the applications was excellent, and the Warren-McLeod Fellowship Symposium was a well attended event that featured four excellent student talks.

Apr 15, 2015: Truths and Half Truths of Climate Change

How do scientists know that ocean and coast waters are getting warm? Prof. Wally Fulweiler's work on Narragansett Bay has spawned an unlikely climate change controversy. Read more in BU Today's article, "Truths and Half Truths."

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Alumni News

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

 

May 18, 2015: Congratulations to our new Ph.D. graduates!

Biology celebrates new PhDs

The following students were awarded their PhD hoods in a ceremony in the George Sherman Union on Friday, May 15th.

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. John Finnerty lab)
Derek Stefanik (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Allison TImmons (Dr. Kim McCall lab)
Aryn Wilder (Dr. Michael Sorenson, Dr. Tom Kunz lab)
Kellie Cotter (Dr. Gloria V. Callard lab)
Michelle (Toomey) Olsen (Dr. Horacio Frydman lab)
 

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.

Read more on Dr. Custodia-Laura.

 

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