BU Biology Department Postdoctoral Associate John Majoris has been awarded the inaugural Oboh-Weilke Postdoctoral Travel Award. This award has been started by BU Biology Alumna Dr. Aruoriwo Oboh-Weilke (CAS '93) to support Postdoctoral Associates. Dr. Majoris, a postdoc in the Buston Lab, has been instrumental in the success of the... 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.
Dr. John Majoris, a former PhD student of Dr. Peter Buston and Dr. Jelle Atema, has received the Junda Lin Memorial Award from the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America, supporting Open Access publication of his Ph.D. work in this month’s Aquaculture. The research was also featured online by Reef... 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
Dr. Kristina L. Cohen (2017 PhD from the Warkentin lab) will be starting a new position in January 2018 as an HHMI-STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University. She will develop novel course-based undergraduate research opportunities in introductory STEM... More
Mark Carroll (CLA '95), a Biology Department alumnus, is now a cinematographer working on nature documentaries with NASA, PBS, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel, among other companies. His most recent film, Super Hummingbirds, won an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary. For more of his work, see his website and... More
BU Biology Professor Jennifer Talbot has been awarded the Patricia McLellan Leavitt Research Fund in recognition of her ongoing and anticipated contributions in the area of microbial ecology and global change biology. This award is designed to support research of one or more non-tenured junior faculty members, or graduate students, in... More
Michelle Cilia, who received her BA in Biology from Boston University in 1999, has been named as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). About the award, President Obama said, “I congratulate these outstanding scientists and engineers on their impactful work,”... More
While conducting research for graduate school in neurobiology, Dana Simmons (CAS’11) noticed that the neurons she was observing looked very much like trees. She's started capturing images of neurons and dendrites that “have an artistic aesthetic.” You can see more of her science-art on her website.