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Matthew Evans '15, an undergraduate biology major in Dr. Laura Anne Lowery's lab, recently won a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate fellowship in the sciences.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maria Asdourian '15, an undergraduate biology major in Prof. Daniel Kirschner's lab, recently won a Goldwater Fellowship, the premiere fellowships in the sciences. Burlington Patch Coverage

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. 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. 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.

Professor of Biology, Marc A.T. Muskavitch is a co-author of a research report in Nature (December 2011)

 

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