Cheryl Knott Receives US Fish and Wildlife Service Grant

By sprudhviMay 3rd, 2022in Faculty News, News

Congratulations to Cheryl Knott, Professor of Anthropology, Biology, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, for being awarded a five-year grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Service for her research on the conservation of wild orangutans on the island of Borneo. Dr. Knott and her team will be applying new... More

American Association of Anthropological Genetics Elects Christopher Schmitt as Vice President

By sprudhviMay 3rd, 2022in Faculty News, News

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Christopher Schmitt for being elected Vice President for the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG). As Vice President, Dr. Schmitt will organize a joint symposium for AAAG with the American Association of Biological Anthropologists for their 2023 annual meeting in Reno, after which he will transition... More

Sean Mullen Promoted to Professor of Biology

By sprudhviMay 3rd, 2022in Faculty News, News

Congratulations to Sean Mullen for his promotion to Professor of Biology. Dr. Mullen is an evolutionary biologist who utilizes genomic tools to investigate the origin and maintenance of the diversity of species. He has garnered significant attention in his field for seminal research on speciation genomics and the adaptive evolution... More

New Assistant Professor of Biology: Meg Younger

By sprudhviMarch 8th, 2022in Faculty News, News

Meg Younger is our new assistant professor at the BU Biology Department with expertise in neurobiology and behavior. Professor Younger received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California at San Francisco in 2013 and completed postdoctoral research at Rockefeller University. She has used the dengue and Zika vector... More

Congratulations to Les Kaufman for His Recent Feature in Science

By sprudhviMarch 8th, 2022in Faculty News, News

In 2020, Kaufman and his colleagues organized a diverse team of scientists, doctors, economists, and conservationists to address the issue of primary prevention of zoonotic pandemics. In this article, Dr. Ari Berstein of Harvard School of Public Health led the investigation of loss and advantages brought about by recent pandemics.  The... More

Congratulations to Ana Fiszbein For Her Feature in The Brink:

By sprudhviMarch 8th, 2022in Faculty News, News

Boston University biologist, Ana Fiszbein was featured in BU’s research publication, The Brink. Dr. Fiszbein has been investigating mRNA’s potential to treat and prevent cancer, a disease that impacts nearly 1.8 million Americans a year. The Fiszbein Lab investigates gene expression of mRNA transmitting genetic information from the DNA in the... More

Jerry Chen Featured in Science

By sprudhviJanuary 27th, 2022in Faculty News, News

Congratulations to Dr. Jerry Chen on his recent study published in Science. In this study, Dr. Chen highlights how the brain incorporates external stimulus and internal memory to create the sense of touch. By utilizing mice models, Dr. Chen and his team from BU and the Allen Institute of Brain... More