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Andrei E. RuckensteinWelcome to Research at Boston University 2008, an annual publication highlighting research, scholarship, and creative activity. It has been a year since I joined Boston University as the Associate Provost and Vice President for Research. My time here has coincided with a period of re-evaluation and change, led by President Robert A. Brown, that has engaged the vision and creativity of the entire BU community. As part of our ongoing planning efforts, we are making great strides toward developing a University-wide strategy for strengthening and focusing our research and scholarly activities. More...

Andrei E. Ruckenstein
Associate Provost and Vice President for Research

Robert A. Brown

Research and scholarship are at the heart of Boston University’s mission. The faculty and students highlighted in this magazine only begin to tell the story of the dynamic and exciting enterprise underway at our University.

Robert A. Brown
President

Karen H. Antman

Through interdisciplinary research and scholarly interaction among faculty and students, historically distinct yet interdependent disciplines are collaborating on a daily basis, stimulating innovative thinking and critical problem solving across a wide range of conventional fields.

David K. Campbell
University Provost

Andrei E. Ruckenstein

By improving our understanding of disease, BU’s health sciences research provides targets for therapeutic intervention today, and prediction of personal risk and disease prevention in the future. Our laboratory, clinical, and public health research is underway locally and around the world.

Karen H. Antman
Provost, Medical Campus