Research Magazine 2010

Research at Boston University is published annually by the Office of the Provost to highlight research, scholarship, and creative activity in and across disciplines at Boston University, which received more than $407 million in sponsored program awards in FY2010. Opinions expressed do not represent the official view of Boston University. Use of trade names implies no endorsement by Boston University. For permission to reprint text from Research at Boston University, contact the Office of the Provost at 617-353-2230,, or One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215.

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Vice President and Associate Provost for Research

Andrei E. Ruckenstein


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Katherine Calver Hawkins

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