Emergency BU Alert Boston University's Charles River and Medical Center Campuses will be closed all day Tuesday, January 27, 2015. BU Medical Campus CLOSED Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 Boston University Medical Campus will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 27. All normal academic and administrative activities have been canceled. Employees in essential services should report as scheduled. Essential services include, but are not limited to Public Safety, Facilities Management, Emergency Patient Treatment, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Mail Service. Medical, PA and GMS students who are assigned to inpatient services or clinics are expected to be present, if possible. Students who are assigned to outpatient services should check with their course directors or the policy at the clinical site. For the very latest information, please go to BU Today at http://www.bu.edu/today and the Emergency Communications page at http://www.bu.edu/ehs/comm

Barbara M. Schreiber

Schreiber-Barbara-1Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Boston University School of Medicine
Silvio Conte Building, K207
72 E. Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-638-5094
Lab Phone:


BA, Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
PhD, Microbiology, Boston University, Boston, MA

BU Profile


Larry Pessolano
Graduate Student
Christopher Bishop
Undergraduate Student

Research Interests

Research focuses on studying aortic smooth muscle cells and their role in atherosclerosis. The development of the disease is clearly associated with a chronic inflammation and the laboratory studies the role of inflammation on aortic smooth muscle cell function. A major focus has been studying acute phase serum amyloid A and smooth muscle cell lipid metabolism. Most recently, efforts have been directed at evaluating the role of periodontal disease on the vasculature with an eye toward poor birth outcomes. The lab relies on in vitro approaches (cell culture, immunohistochemistry and molecular biology) and in vivo mouse models of restenosis/atherosclerosis and periodontal disease.

Research Themes

Inflammation & ECM
Obesity & Metabolism
Cell Fate & Development

Representative Publications

Pubmed Search