Author: Gerard Lavoie

Spotlight on Students: Maria Vasilakos

Choosing a career is not always an easy task.  A graduate from the M.A. in Medical Sciences – Oral Health Sciences track and a first year dental student at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGDM), Maria Vasilakos provides some insight on her unique path into the dental field. What made […]

Spotlight on Students: Geunwon Kim

Not many people can say they enjoy waking up and going to work every day.  Geunwon Kim may be an exception.  A current MD/PhD student in her fourth PhD year, she mixes research with passion as she attends conferences and prepares for her MD years at Boston University School of Medicine. Welcome back to Boston!  […]

Spotlight on Students: Flavien Leclere

Balancing graduate school and all that comes with it—classes, research, exams—is not easy.  We sat down with Flavien Leclere, President of the Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization (GMSSO) and the recent recipient of the   Robert F. Troxler Award in Biochemistry, to hear how he maintains a busy schedule, and has fun doing it. Can you […]

Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. Joseph Zaia

Among the many great researchers at BUSM, Dr. Joseph Zaia, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, is here to offer some insight on the trials and rewards of being an advisor, educator, and scientist in the modern world. Q. What is the best part of being a professor and scientist at BUSM? As for […]

Spotlight on Faculty: Judith Saide

Winner of the 2011 GMS Educator of the Year Award, Dr. Judith Saide continually inspires students with her passion for graduate education. The award is based on student recommendations from all of the GMS programs. Dr. Saide has been nominated for several years during her career at BUMC, consistently meeting and surpassing the GMS standards […]

Spotlight on Students: Stephanie Seidl

Completing a graduate degree requires hard work, dedication, motivation, and the sacrifice of free time.  Even when it seems that there is no end in sight, the final degree does pay off.  Stephanie is one of the many GMS students that will be graduating this May and entering the work force. One of GMS’s involved […]

Spotlight on Faculty: Dr. Joseph Zaia

Among the many great researchers at BUSM, Dr. Joseph Zaia, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, is here to offer some insight on the trials and rewards of being an advisor, educator, and scientist in the modern world. Q. What is the best part of being a professor and scientist at BUSM? As for […]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Andrew Henderson

Many of us imagine our professors growing up playing with chemistry sets in the garage or assuming that they have no social skills unless you want to talk about their research. Dr. Andrew Henderson thinks these stereotypes are not fair and not only did he not have a chemistry set, he would argue the social […]

Spotlight on Students: Crystal Oechsle

Fighting crime can start from GMS!  Often, the most influential information in a court case is built from the evidence obtained at the crime scene and processed in the lab. With all the terrible crimes that can be committed, it is comforting to know there are individuals like Crystal working to gather and analyze essential […]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tara Moore

Establishing a graduate program is not a simple or easy task. It requires a leader who can organize, plan, and, even more, motivate others. Dr. Tara Moore is such a leader who established not one but two graduate programs: M.S. in Biomedical Forensic Science and M.S. in Forensic Anthropology. It is credit to Dr. Moore’s […]