Our Research

The research done at BU crosses disciplines, defies convention, and transcends borders. We’re not just making an impact, we’re transforming the world. For the better.

As a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an invitation-only group of 71 of North America’s most prestigious research universities, BU is committed to leading breakthroughs in everything from African studies to zebra fish genetics.

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Facts & Figures

The significant breadth and depth of our research capabilities. At a glance.

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1 of 71 members of the Association of American Universities

200 +

companies developing and selling products based on BU discoveries

67 %

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

$ 645.6 M

total research awards in FY23


publications in 2023

Featured Researchers

Many of our researchers have risen to the very pinnacle of their fields. You just have to meet them.

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    Steve Ramirez

    Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Emily Whiting Headshot

    Emily Whiting

    Associate Professor, Computer Science
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    James Uden

    Associate Professor, Classical Studies
  • Xin Zhang Headshot

    Xin Zhang

    Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Mark Grinstaff headshot

    Mark Grinstaff

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry
Lab assistant working on circuits

Student Research

We don’t just support student research, we fund it through our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). With the guidance of faculty advisors, students can get involved in groundbreaking research from their very first year at BU. See how.

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Annual Report

What do our researchers accomplish in 365 days? Even more than you may think.

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