The Biology Department at Boston College is committed to educating and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students within a research-intensive environment. Our faculty is skilled in teaching and advising students as well as advancing cutting-edge research. As a result, students enjoy a unique atmosphere in both the laboratory and the classroom that is defined by a mixture of academic rigor and personal relationships. Current areas of faculty scholarship and expertise include cell and developmental biology, microbiology and immunobiology, and bioinformatics. The Biology Department also offers state-of-the-art research laboratories and core-research support facilities, including confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and FACS facilities.
RECENT NEWS AND EVENTS
Dr. Welkin Johnson Promotion 02/27/14
Dr. Welkin Johnson has been promoted to Full Professor with tenure. The Biology Department congratulates Dr. Johnson on his new promotion!
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.