International Research at BC
More than 35 research centers and institutes make significant contributions to scientific research, the exploration of the relationship between religion and society, and improved practice in education and corporate conduct. The list below provides an overview of the centers and institutes that incorporate a global dimension in their activities and work.
NSF CAREER award for recycling carbon dioxide
“In this field of study, fundamental chemical questions are closely coupled to broad and global questions about sustainability that touch almost every aspect of modern society.”-Matthias Waegele, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Boston College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Matthias Waegele, whose research explores potential routes to cleaner energy sources, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation that will provide $675,000 in research funding during the next five years.
BC chemist Jia Niu receives $2.3M New Innovator Award
Jia Niu, an assistant professor of chemistry at Boston College, has received a $2.3 million National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, which funds highly innovative biomedical or behavioral research proposed by extraordinarily creative scientists
Boston College professor has uncovered a drug and diet pairing that could fight a deadly brain cancer.
The international team combined a calorie-restricted diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates with a tumor-inhibiting antibiotic and found the combination destroys cancer stem cells and mesenchymal cells, the two major cells found in glioblastoma, a fast-moving brain cancer that resists traditional treatment protocols.