Category: Student Spotlight

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 […]

Spotlight on Postdoctoral Fellows: Mohamed Jarraya

After growing up in Tunisia and moving to France to complete a Radiology internship, Mohamed Jarraya is no stranger to adventure.  A Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Radiology at Boston University Medical Center, Mohamed compares his transition to American life to walking in a jungle.  Navigating between cutting edge medical research and various opportunities […]

Spotlight on Students: Andrew Ferree

A challenging and rewarding program, the Boston University School of Medicine MD/PhD Combined Degree program produces exceptional physicians and researchers.  Though only halfway through his time here, Andrew Ferree is no exception.  An addict to research, Andrew has traveled internationally to present his scientific findings, and continues to investigate new ways to improve BUMC’s sustainability […]

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 […]