Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research during their time at Boston University. Each year, approximately 100 Biology students conduct research in both faculty labs and labs outside the BU Biology Department.

Other research opportunities include field-based programs like the Marine Semester and Tropical Ecology Program where students can gain valuable hands-on experience. There are also field courses like Dr. Schneider and Dr. Warkentin’s Herpetology (BI 416) which combines lectures, lab work, and field trips to give students firsthand experience in a natural setting.

Recent publications (undergraduates listed in bold):

Goss, H., Jaskiel, J., & Rotjan, R. (2018). Thalassia testudinum as a potential vector for incorporating microplastics into benthic marine food webs. Marine Pollution Bulletin135, 1085–1089.


Jiang L, Ash P, Maziuk BF, Ballance HI, Boudeau S, Abdullatif AA, Orlando M, Petrucelli L, Ikezu T, Wolozin B (2018) TIA1 regulates the generation and response to toxic tau oligomers. Acta Neuropathologica.

Song, W, Zhou, L, Liu-Kot, K, Fan, H, Han, J, and Yi J (2018). Measurement of flow-mediated dilation of mouse femoral artery in vivo by optical coherence tomography. Journal of Biophotonics, 11 (11)


Kamhi JF, Sandridge A, Walker C, Robson SKA, Traniello JFA (2017) Worker brain development and colony organization in ants: does division of labor reduce neuroplasticity? Developmental Neurobiology.

Lee, M, Chea, K, Pyda, R, Chua, M, & Dominguez, I (2017) Comparative Analysis of Non-viral Transfection Methods in Mouse Embryonic Fibroblast Cells. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques  28: 67–74.

Warkentin KM, Diaz JC, Guell B, Jung, J, Kim SJ, Cohen KC (2017) Developmental onset of escape-hatching responses in red-eyed treefrogs depend on cue type.  Animal Behaviour 129: 103-112.