Rebecca Branconi Receives the Thomas H. Kunz Award

PhD candidate, Rebecca Branconi, of the Buston Lab was the recent recipient of the Thomas H. Kunz Award for 2018. Rebecca's research focuses on reassessing a classic question in evolutionary biology - why has sociality evolved? Her research combines descriptive and experimental work to test how different factors, ecological and social constraints... More

Graduate Students Awarded Warren-Mcleod Fellowships

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Warren-McLeod Graduate Fellowships! Recipient of the full year Warren-McLeod Fellowship: Tina Barbasch - Biology PhD candidate in the Buston lab | Negotiations Over Offspring Care: A Test of Alternative Hypothesis Using the Clown Anemonefish Recipients of the summer Warren-McLeod Fellowships: Emily Chua - Earth & Environment... More

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

Biology PhD Candidate Jesse Delia to Present Research at International Workshop

Biology PhD candidate Jesse Delia was selected to present his research at a specialized international workshop on the "Interplay Between Parental Care And Sexual Selection" in Fiskebäckskil, Sweden, 26 Feb – 3 Mar, 2018. Jesse's talk, entitled "Family dynamics influence parent and embryo co-evolution in Neotropical glassfrogs," describes research conducted... More

Professor Sorenson and Alumna Dr. Katie Stryjewski Featured in BU Research

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.