Category: Student Spotlight

Spotlight on MD/PhD Student: Chad Mayer

Chad Mayer MD/PhD Candidate Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine What brought you to BU? I decided in college that I wanted to pursue medicine as a career as a way to bring together my love of science and desire to help people in life-altering ways.  While in college I had the chance to get […]

Spotlight on PhD Student: Kathleen Goodmon

Kathleen Goodmon PhD Candidate, Molecular & Translational Medicine What brought you to BU? I applied to BU because of its unique location in the biomedical hub of Boston. My research background as an undergraduate was rooted in the clinic and my goal as a Ph.D. student was to have my lab bench be as close […]

Spotlight on Postdoc: Juliane Hirnet

Juliane Hirnet Postdoctoral Fellow Viglianti Lab, Department of Microbiology What brought you to BU? I did my PhD work in Germany in a Russian-German collaboration project, during which I spent some time in a Russian lab. After finishing the PhD I wanted to do a postdoc in an English-speaking country. I was very open regarding […]

Spotlight on Student: Fadie Coleman

Fadie Coleman, PhD Candidate Department of Microbiology Not all people are lucky enough to find a career they are passionate about, but Fadie Coleman, PhD candidate in the Department of Microbiology, has found two. A researcher and a teacher, she pursued a doctorate degree to combine both her career interests into one. Actively involved in […]

Spotlight on MS Student: Rebekah Gould

What drove you to pursue a career in science? Science was always secondary to dentistry. From as far back as I can remember I have wanted to be a dentist, and naturally, I found myself interested in science. Growing up, I had a strong relationship with my own pediatric dentist and orthodontist, and I really […]

Student Spotlight: Shahar Castel

Shahar Castel Masters Student, Medical Sciences Did you like the new design for the GMSSO tee-shirt?  If so, keep reading!  Shahar Castel, the designer, is not only an artist, but a young scientist interested in pursuing a medical career.  Born in Israel and raised in Boston, Shahar loves pursuing her many passions close to home. […]

Spotlight on Students: Ridda Hasnain

Medicine is not only about healing—it is about prevention.  Ridda Hasnain, a Ph.D. student in the Medical Nutrition Program, understands this concept and hopes to use her BUSM education to establish preventative health measures around the globe. When did you first know you wanted to pursue science? From a very young age, I was interested […]

Spotlight on Students: Whitney Thomas

Graduating on Friday, May 18th at the GMS M.A./M.S. Commencement Ceremony, Whitney Thomas reflects on her two years as a MAMS student. When did you first know you wanted to pursue science? When I was in grade school, I remember telling my parents that I wanted to be an ambulance driver when I grew up.  […]

Madeline Brisotti and Tanaya Kunnenkeri

Student Spotlight Balancing a job and a earning a Master’s degree can be a daunting task.  Madeline Brisotti and Tanaya Kunnenkeri, both in the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine program, make it look easy.  Working in the GMS Division Office a little every week, they find numerous ways to help their graduate and Boston […]