BU Today's new video series, Office Hours, examines questions students bring to their instructors during their office hours. Their first installment features Senior Lecturer Liz Co, who explains the science of learning and how students can use this to their benefit during their time at BU.
Biology Department Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor Randi Rotjan has been awarded Boston University Supervisor of the Year for 2019! Dr. Rotjan is a prolific instructor and researcher, and has clearly taken the time to work intensively with the students in her lab as well. Hayley Goss, an undergraduate in... More
Professor Richard Primack and Professor Pamela Templer have received an NSF grant entitled "ADVANCE Partnership: From the Classroom to the Field: Intervention Training to Improve Workplace Climate.” The goal of this proposal is to empower academics to transform workplace climate in the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology and animal behavior... More
Professor of Biology (CAS) and Biochemistry (BUSM) Andrew Emili and Professor of Pharmacology (BUSM) Ben Wolozin have received a joint NIH/National Institute on Aging R01 grant ($3,945,190) entitled "Systems-level functional proteomics analysis assemblies in Alzheimer's disease and mouse models of tauopathy". The goal of this proposal is to comprehensively map... More
A big congratulations to Cymone Reed (CAS ’18), the lead author along with Ph.D. student Rebecca Branconi, Postdoctoral Fellow John Majoris, Research Associate Cara Johnson, and Associate Professor Pete Buston, who published the paper “Competitive growth in a social fish” in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters. The paper demonstrates that clownfish are able to increase their growth rate in response... More
Theresa Rueger, who will be joining Prof. Pete Buston’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission to work on Social Evolution in Coral Reef Fishes. Dr. Rueger obtained her PhD with Geoff Jones at James Cook University and she... More
Dr. Sarah Davies and lab members attended the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Conference in Tampa, Florida in early January. Students received financial support to attend the conference from the Biology Department Travel Awards and UROP. They had seven podium presentations and one poster presentation. In addition, Dr. Davies and her... More
In honor of the Caron Family and their generous gift to support the Ho/Beffert and Stern laboratories to study Alzheimer’s disease at Boston University, Boston University's Development Office created the following short film. The Caron Family created the Harold and Margaret Southerland Alzheimer’s Research Fund to honor Susan Caron’s late... More
Professor James Traniello has been selected as an AAAS fellow! James is one of 416 new fellows announced by the AAAS on November 27, 2018 and he will be honored in Washington, D.C. in February 2019. See the articles here and here.
Assistant Professor Juan Fuxman Bass, in collaboration with Drs. Marc Vidal (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and Martha Bulyk (Harvard Medical School), has received a 5-year $3.7 million U01 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study gene regulatory network rewiring in breast cancer by transcription factor isoforms. This grant is... More