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200 +

companies developing and selling products based on BU discoveries

$ 645.6 M

total research awards in FY23


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Permanently Expanding the Child Tax Credit Can Make Generational Change

BU researchers argue a permanent expansion would protect families against economic shocks

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Featured Researchers

Meet the brilliant minds behind our groundbreaking research.

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    Lucy Hutyra

    Professor, Earth & Environment
  • Image of Ji-Xin Cheng

    Ji-Xin Cheng

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Headshot of Jessica Simes

    Jessica Simes

    Assistant Professor, Sociology
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    James Uden

    Associate Professor, Classical Studies
  • Image of Malika Jeffries-EL

    Malika Jeffries-EL

    Associate Dean of the Graduate School of the Arts & Sciences, Chemistry
  • Headshot of Hank Fien

    Hank Fien

    Director, Wheelock Institute for the Science of Education
  • Xin Zhang Headshot

    Xin Zhang

    Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Steve Ramirez headshot

    Steve Ramirez

    Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Mark Grinstaff headshot

    Mark Grinstaff

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry
  • Emily Whiting Headshot

    Emily Whiting

    Associate Professor, Computer Science
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The Complex Lives of Clownfish

BU biologist Peter Buston studies the behavior and habits of clownfish, the fish made famous by Disney's "Finding Nemo"

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