Bioscience Academy student Zainab Mahmod awarded the Paul Queenan Memorial Award for academic excellence

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June 5th, 2013

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Bioscience Academy student Zainab Mahmod has been awarded the Paul Queenan Memorial Award for academic excellence. Zainab completed her internship in the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology under the mentorship of Dr. Marcia Ratner and Dr. David Farb. Upon completion of the Bioscience Academy program requirements, Zainab will receive a Certificate in Applied Biotechnology.

According to the BioScience Academy website, “BioScience Academy is a BU-based federally funded program administered through Metropolitan College and the School of Medicine. The academy offers biotechnology training to unemployed and underemployed Boston area residents who already have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or math. The goal is that by their spring 2013 graduation from the two-semester program, these men and women will be headed to new and rewarding laboratory jobs in a healthy and growing Massachusetts job sector.  The city of Boston wrote the $1.4 million grant and picked BU as the main training vendor for the program.”

Zainab Mahmod is part of the inaugural class of the Bioscience Academy and is the first recipient of the Paul Queenan Memorial Award for academic excellence. We are so proud of Zainab’s accomplishments and wish her the best in the next phase of her scientific career!