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Attention Science Lovers!

The newest wave of articles from Boston College's Life Sciences Journal are now live! Head to our website to learn about how transmissible cancer in tasmanian devils could advance our knowledge of cancer in the human body, or about the aftermath of the ebola crisis. We also have a great feature on BC's own Professor Kenaley–exploring his career path and advice to aspiring scientists.

All of these articles are more can be found on our website:

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News Highlight

March 2017: The department received NSF funding to purchase a $1.1million super resolution Zeiss Microscope. 

October 2016: Graduate student Elizabeth Gray was recognized at 2016 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference for her presentation "The Effect of Phosphorylation on the Localization of Centrins in Toxoplasma Gondii." She was awarded a SACNAS Student Presentation Award for her exceptional work.

June 2016: Dr. Danielle Taghian was awarded the Phi Betta Kappa Award from the Honors Society for positively influencing her students both inside and outside the classroom. Dr. Taghian is an assistant professor of the practice in the department, teaching courses in Molecular Biology as well as the Honors Thesis Seminar. To read more about Dr. Taghian and her award read the Boston College Press Release.

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Science on Tap!

Are you interested in cool local research, great conversation, and free pizza? Come to the Science on Tap summer talks!

Topics: This is a list of the scheduled speakers and topics

Where? Higgins 310

When? Thursdays 4-6pm, June - August

RSVP? Yes please:

Questions? Please contact Derek Thibault at


Department Seminars 

Each semester the Biology department hosts a weekly seminar series, held each Tuesday in Higgins 310 at 3:00 p.m. See the 2016-2017 schedule for details.

Doctoral Dialogs
Seminars held by the Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences.



The department hosted its annual Scientific Retreat on August 22 and 23.