Imagine the state-of-the-art 21st-century life sciences and engineering lab. It would bring together forward-thinking researchers from the hottest fields in bioengineering. These scientists would combine genomic technologies like DNA sequencing and synthesis, 3-D printers, and robots to make new molecules, tissues, and entire organisms. They would tinker in pursuit of cutting-edge questions like these: How […]
A passionate, popular teacher as well as a highly respected researcher and author, Carrie Preston has been contemplating what she calls “the dash.” That’s the one hovering between scholar and teacher, roles that can be at odds as they battle for turf in the psyches of stretched-thin faculty at major research universities like BU. But […]
Tré Pina (CAS’15) knew from the moment he saw BU that this was the school for him. His week of service as a FYSOP volunteer freshman year introduced him to a group of people who would become close friends. It also influenced his choice of a minor.
The 808 Gallery’s expansive plate glass windows are attracting lots of spectators at the moment, thanks to the gallery’s eye-catching series of abstract sculptures. Jagged, translucent pieces of plexiglas and lucite perch one atop another in gravity-defying ways, creating a carefully constructed pile of geometric shapes that jut this way and that. Punctuated by pops of […]
Sarah Hokanson knows what it’s like to be a perpetually waiting postdoctoral researcher. “When I was a postdoc, I felt like I was always waiting for something to happen—for my experiment to work, for my principal investigator to talk to me, for someone to offer me a job,” she says, of her three-year fellowship in […]