Richard Primack and Alum Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie Receive ESA’s George Mercer Award

By Jen CorreiaApril 27th, 2020in Alumni News, Faculty News

Dr. Richard Primack and his former PhD student, Dr. Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie (GRS '17), received this year's Ecological Society of America's George Mercer Award for their paper “Phenological mismatch with trees reduces wildflower carbon budgets.” The Mercer Award recognizes an outstanding, recently-published, ecological research paper by young scientists. Congratulations, Richard and Caitlin!

Remembering Professor Emeritus Thomas H. Kunz

By Jennifer ScottApril 17th, 2020in Faculty News, News

The Department of Biology is saddened to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Tom Kunz, our beloved “Bat Man.” After working as a high school biology teacher and football coach, Tom completed graduate studies at the University of Kansas. Tom joined the BU faculty in 1971, the same year he... More

Remembering Sir Hans Kornberg

By Jennifer ScottFebruary 26th, 2020in Alumni News, Faculty News, News

The Department of Biology will be hosting a memorial service for Sir Hans Kornberg on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. All are welcome to attend and RSVPs are kindly requested. The Department of Biology at Boston University mourns the loss of Sir Hans Kornberg, Professor of Biology and a beloved member of... More

Professors Gilmore and Davies Awarded NSF Grant for Interdisciplinary Research

By Ben Bradbury-KosterFebruary 20th, 2020in Faculty News, News

Professor Tom Gilmore and Assistant Professor Sarah Davies in Biology have received a four-year National Science Foundation research grant to investigate Transcription Factors in Cnidarian Immunity, Symbiosis, and Bleaching. This interdisciplinary research combines molecular pathway analyses with marine ecology and genomics to better understand immunity and stress responses, which are... More

Ashley Comer, Dr. Tushare Jinadasa, & Dr. Alberto Cruz-Martín Published in PLOS Biology

GPN PhD student Ashley Comer and Biology Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Tushare Jinadasa in Alberto Cruz-Martín's Lab recently co-authored an article published in PLOS Biology, "Increased expression of schizophrenia-associated gene C4 leads to hypoconnectivity of prefrontal cortex and reduced social interaction." The article was featured on the January 2020 cover. Schizophrenia is a debilitating psychiatric disorder... More

Remembering Sir Hans Kornberg

By Jennifer ScottDecember 18th, 2019in Faculty News, News

The Department of Biology at Boston University mourns the loss of Sir Hans Kornberg, Professor of Biology and a beloved member of the BU Biology Department for 24 years. Born in 1928, Hans Kornberg fled to the UK from Nazi Germany at the age of 11. After finding an interest in... More

BU URBAN Program Featured in BU Today

By Jen CorreiaSeptember 24th, 2019in Faculty News, Grad Student News, News

Photo from BU today: [Biology's] Tara Miller gathered data on wildlife health this summer as an intern in the Adirondacks. Portrait by Jackie Ricciardi. Photo of the Adirondack mountains by Robert Cicchetti/iStock The BU Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience and Environmental Health was featured in BU Today. BU URBAN is an NSF-funded... More