Undergraduate researchers Kelsey Maher '14 and Mark Soo '14 have been awarded research fellowships by the American Society for Microbiology. Maher works in Dr. Gubbels' lab, while Soo works with Dr. Meyer. The two were among 37 undergraduates chosen nationwide. BC Chronicle.
BC Biologists Play Major Part in 1000 Genomes Project. BC Chronicle
Assistant professor Laura Anne Lowery's lab has been awarded second place in the 2013 We Are Research photo competition hosted by the American Society for Cell Biology. Over 200 submissions were entered in total. The lab's winning photo can be found here.
BC's Marth Bioinformatics Lab and 1000 Genomes Project Report on Cancer Genomics. BC Press Release
Christine Denny, who did her undergraduate and graduate research with Professor Thomas Seyfried receives a 2013 NIH Director's Early Independence Award. NIH Press Release
Thomas Chiles, the Michael E. and Dr. Salvatore A. DeLuca Professor of Biology, has been named vice provost for research and academic planning, Interim Provost and Dean of Faculties Joseph Quinn has announced. BC Chronicle
Professor Michelle Meyer's lab is featured in the Spring issue of Boston College Magazine helping to highlight BC's Light the World Campaign with a "A Look Inside a BC Lab".
Undergraduate researchers, Kelsey Maher and Mark Soo, in Professors Marc-Jan Gubbels and Michelle Meyer's labs, have been selected to participate in the 2013 ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. The program is designed to assist students in their pursuit of a career in microbiological research.
BC Professor Thomas Seyfried's research buoyed by findings that nontoxic therapy combination may slow cancer's spread. BC News Release
Biology Professor Peter Clote has received the 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, awarded to professionals who demonstrate exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. BC Chronicle
Biology Professor Ken Williams has been awarded a five-year, $2.7 million NIH grant to probe potential drug therapies that would limit the role of immunological cells connected to several debilitating illnesses that strike people living with HIV. BC News Release | PhysOrg
Biology Associate Research Professor Tricia Burdo has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of the body’s immune response in a debilitating form of nerve damage suffered by people living with HIV. BC News Release | PhysOrg, News Medical
The American Cancer Society has awarded a four-year, $720,000 grant to Boston College Associate Professor of Biology Marc-Jan Gubbels for research into potential new drugs that can prevent the onset of toxoplasmosis in cancer patients with weakened immune systems.
A small molecule continues to speak volumes about the devastating impact of HIV infection on the health of patients living longer lives through successful use of antiretroviral drugs, according to new research from the lab of Biology Professor Ken Williams.
Biology Professor Ken Williams' lab discovery of a molecule that serves as a marker for HIV activity has been recognized as among the top biological and medical research projects in the world, according to the research library service the Faculty of 1000.
Biology Professor Thomas Chiles has been named the Dr. Michael E. and Dr. Salvatore A. DeLuca Professor of Biology, the university announced today.
Biology Professor Michelle Meyer has been named a recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowships for 2012. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.
Biology Professors Clare O'Connor and Laura Hake have been awarded a grant for 175K from the National Science Foundation for support of their project entitled, "Pathways over Time: A Research Project for the Introductory Biology Laboratory".
Biology Professors Marc-Jan Gubbels and Gabor Marth combine genome sequencing and laboratory testing to isolate a protein that plays a crucial role in parasites that spread the deadly diseases taoxoplasmosis and malaria. Isolating the protein could lead to therapies that block its function.
Marth Lab is lead data analysis unit for 1000 Genomes Project
The 1000 Genomes Project, launched in January 2008, is an international research effort to establish by far the most detailed catalogue of human genetic variation. Scientists plan to sequence the genomes of at least one thousand anonymous participants from a number of different ethnic groups within the next three years, using newly developed technologies which are faster and less expensive.
Biology majors receive Summer Research Fellowships.
New seminar on nanotechnology—team-taught by biology, chemistry and physics faculty—marks the first integrated science course.
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and long-term disability in the United States, but unfortunately there are no safe and effective treatments available to prevent the brain damage associated with the "brain attack". A collaboration between Biology faculty members Joseph Burdo and Charles Hoffman aims to identify novel bioactive compounds that may protect against the devastating effects of this disease.
Dr. Thirugnanam, a Research Associate in the Gubbels lab, received a $40,000 research grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. The Knights Templar Foundation, a charitable foundation founded in 1956 provides assistance to people who need eye treatment and also supports research on pediatric ophthalmology.
Video from @BC
Biology Professor Thomas Seyfried and a team of scientists take a fresh look at an 80-year-old theory on cancer.
Video from Front Row
Biologist Kenneth R. Miller recounts political battles over evolution and argues against the presumption that evolution is inherently anti-religious.
Video from Front Row
MIT Biology Professor Susan Lindquist discusses her research into how proteins fold.
BC Biology Majors in the "Investigations in Molecular Cell Biology Lab" (BI 204) get in the holiday spirit as they present posters as their final lab project.
Biology Undergraduate Research Day -
Program from May 3, 2013