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Jun 18, 2015: BU Ant Team Study Ant Behaviors

Prof. James Traniello and his team of graduate students were featured in the Daily Free Press article, "BU ant team look to societies of six legs for more on societies of two." They are studying the behaviors of two species of ants to understand human social behavior and are primarily interested in the evolution of the social brain through their study of ants.

Jun 18, 2015: Undergraduate student, Akuah Kontor, awarded fellowship AHA

Ms. Akuah Kontor, a rising Senior in Professor Frank Naya’s lab was recently awarded a summer research fellowship from the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate. Ms. Kontor is majoring in Biology with Specialization in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics. Competition for this research fellowship is stringent. In 2014, 10 students were selected for the summer fellowship program from eight states of the Founders Affiliate Region which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

May 18, 2015: Congratulations to our new Ph.D. graduates!

Biology celebrates new PhDs

The following students were awarded their PhD hoods in a ceremony in the George Sherman Union on Friday, May 15th.

Valentina Di Santo (Dr. Philip Lobel lab)
Brett DiBenedictis  (Dr. Michael Baum lab)
Nelsa Estrella (Dr. Frank Naya lab)
Lauren Friedman (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Ysabel Giraldo (Dr. James Traniello lab)
Tristan Lubinski (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Derek Stefanik (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Allison TImmons (Dr. Kim McCall lab)
Aryn Wilder (Dr. Michael Sorenson, Dr. Tom Kunz lab)
Kellie Cotter (Dr. Gloria V. Callard lab)
Michelle (Toomey) Olsen (Dr. Horacio Frydman lab)
 

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Jul 24, 2015: Professor Emeritus Robert Hausman Remembered for His Resilience

From CAS News

Professor Emeritus Robert Hausman Remembered for His Resilience Robert Hausman, professor of biology emeritus, passed away this April after a 2010 accident that left him paralyzed. Despite this setback, he returned to BU in 2012 to teach two courses. ?I will always remember with great respect Rob?s enduring positive attitude following the accident?and his success in returning to the classroom despite what I?m sure were enormous challenges,? says Chair of Biology Michael Sorenson. A cell biologist, Hausman?s research contributed to our basic knowledge of the mechanisms by which cells combine to form neurological and muscle tissue during embryonic development. He will be remembered for his great passion and energy; his legacy lives on through the two interdisciplinary graduate programs he helped build at BU and all of the students he helped during his tenure.

Jul 08, 2015: Save The Date: Sept. 25th, 2015

The BU Biology Department will host its 3rd annual Alumni Weekend event! Stop by the main lobby of the Life Science and Engineering Building at 24 Cummington Mall on Friday evening, September 25, for a happy hour social from 5:00-7:00PM.

You will have a chance to learn about exciting current research presented in a few short talks, as well as to network with old classmates and professors.

Visit the Alumni Weekend 2015 website for more details as the date approaches and to register for this FREE event!

Jun 25, 2015: The 2015 Biology Faculty Luncheon

The Biology Faculty Luncheon was on Thursday, May 28th, 2015. Professor Robert Hausman was missed and remembered. Professor Gloria Callard was honored for her 30+ years of service to Boston University. The faculty shared a wonderful meal and memorable stories!

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Alumni News

Please visit the new Biology Alumni Newsletter, Summer 2013 edition.

 

Jul 08, 2015: Save The Date: Sept. 25th, 2015

The BU Biology Department will host its 3rd annual Alumni Weekend event! Stop by the main lobby of the Life Science and Engineering Building at 24 Cummington Mall on Friday evening, September 25, for a happy hour social from 5:00-7:00PM.

You will have a chance to learn about exciting current research presented in a few short talks, as well as to network with old classmates and professors.

Visit the Alumni Weekend 2015 website for more details as the date approaches and to register for this FREE event!

May 18, 2015: Congratulations to our new Ph.D. graduates!

Biology celebrates new PhDs

The following students were awarded their PhD hoods in a ceremony in the George Sherman Union on Friday, May 15th.

Valentina Di Santo (Dr. Philip Lobel lab)
Brett DiBenedictis  (Dr. Michael Baum lab)
Nelsa Estrella (Dr. Frank Naya lab)
Lauren Friedman (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Ysabel Giraldo (Dr. James Traniello lab)
Tristan Lubinski (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Derek Stefanik (Dr. John Finnerty lab)
Allison TImmons (Dr. Kim McCall lab)
Aryn Wilder (Dr. Michael Sorenson, Dr. Tom Kunz lab)
Kellie Cotter (Dr. Gloria V. Callard lab)
Michelle (Toomey) Olsen (Dr. Horacio Frydman lab)
 

Oct 06, 2014: Biology Department's 2nd Alumni Weekend Social

The Biology Department hosted its 2nd Biology Department Aumni Weekend Social on Friday, Sept. 19th from 5:00-7:00pm in the Life Science and Engineering Building. Biology alumni came out to this complimentary event to socialize and network with previous classmates and current Biology Faculty. They enjoyed appetizers and beverages, along with two short talks on current research.

Dr. Aruoriwo M. Oboh-Weilke, CAS ‘93, who worked with Professor Michael Baum as an undergraduate and is currently an ophthalmological surgeon and faculty member at Georgetown University Hospital. She presented, “From the Lab to the O.R.”

Dr. Frank Naya, CAS ’86, who worked with Professor Robert Hausman as an undergraduate and is currently an Associate Professor of Biology here at BU. He presented, “Genetic Pathways in Cardiovascular Health and Disease.”

If you were unable to this year, there's always next year. We hope to see you there!

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