Congratulations to BU Biology Professor Hengye Man on his promotion to Full Professor! Professor Man is one of eight faculty promoted to Full Professor on BU's Charles River Campus this academic year. To read more about Professor Man and his research, please see BU Today's profile of Professor Man.
Gilmore Lab PhD Students Publish a Trio of Papers on the Origins of Immunity and Disease in Marine Invertebrates
https://youtu.be/WHmk919T-sE video courtesy of Carl Facer In research supported by the National Science Foundation, Tom Gilmore’s lab recently published three papers that address the origins of immunity, as well as its possible role in disease in threatened marine invertebrates. In a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, More
Boston University's Research has published an article featuring BU Biology's Professor Sorenson and former Sorenson Lab member Dr. Katie Stryjewski. The article details Sorenson and Stryjewski's work on estrildid finches of New Guinea and what these birds can teach biologists about evolution. The article can be read on BU Research.
The Kaufman Lab is conducting comparative research in different parts of the world to better understand the system dynamics that occur between natural ecosystems and human society. Their newest study site is Biscayne Bay, front yard to the Miami metropolitan area’s 7 million people, and home to tropical forest, More
Assistant Professor Juan Fuxman Bass has published a review article in Frontiers in Genetics. This article outlines different computational strategies to predict functional cancer driver mutations located in noncoding regions of the genome, and the experimental approaches used to validate and characterize them. You can read the full... More
Boston University Professor of Biology Sir Hans Kornberg celebrated his 90th birthday with a special seminar given by colleague Dr. Alfred Goldberg. Dr. Goldberg's seminar, titled "Function of the Proteasome: from protein breakdown to disease therapy," was followed by a celebration in honor of Dr. Kornberg.
Dr. David J. Waxman, professor of cell and molecular biology in the department of biology at Boston University (BU) and professor of medicine, BU School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2018 Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism. The ASPET Division for Drug Metabolism and Disposition established... More
Boston University's research newsletter has published an article by BU Biology's Richard Primack and Pam Templer. The article, which focuses on the ecological debate over species diversity, can be read here.
A number of recent studies have found that at most sites the diversity of species has been stable or increasing over time, even as many species are faced with global extinction. These surprising results have large implications for conservation biology and the provision of ecosystem services. However, the results... More
Dr. David Sheprow of Woods Hole, Mass., died peacefully on January 5, 2018, age 93. David was a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Biology and Surgery at Boston University. Following the war, David returned to Clark University where he met the love of his life, Marilyn Aronson. The couple... More