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of federal funding is from the National Institutes of Health (FY23)


publications in 2022

200 +

companies developing and selling products based on BU discoveries

$ 645.6 M

total research awards in FY23


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Researchers Find Potential Way to Tweak Immune System to Help It Fight Tuberculosis

TB is the world’s second-deadliest infectious disease, behind COVID-19. A new BU-led study shows how to turn TB-susceptible immune cells into TB-resistant ones

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Featured Researchers

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    Steve Ramirez

    Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
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    Xin Zhang

    Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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    Stephanie Curenton

    Associate Professor, Education Leadership & Policy Studies
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    Ibram Kendi

    Professor, History
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    Ksenia Bravaya

    Assistant Professor, Chemistry
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    Joyce Wong

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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    Cara Stepp

    Associate Professor, Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences; Director, Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering Lab
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    Mark Grinstaff

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry
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    Emily Whiting

    Associate Professor, Computer Science
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    Jerry Chen

    Assistant Professor, Biology
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    Ann McKee

    Professor, Neurology & Pathology
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Young Amateur Athletes at Risk of CTE, BU Study Finds

After studying the brains of more than 150 contact sports participants—mostly football, soccer, and ice hockey—who had died under age 30, more than 40 percent of them showed signs of the degenerative brain disease, including the first American woman soccer player to be diagnosed

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