The Graduate Students in Genetics and Genomics participated in a photo scavenger hunt where they were asked to perform a series of tasks from twenty clues, taking them all over Boston’s South End neighborhood.
Clue: At this school you can arabesque, brise and cabriole, down Boylston and right on to Clarendon stroll. (right)
Clue: Dean Antman is our fearless leader, and maybe one day, she’ll be your thesis reader. (below)
Clue: Embrace your inner child, and pose with your team on a slide. (right)
Clue: In this intellectual town, advice and pearls of wisdom abound. What is today’s Flour’s quote of the day? (below)
Clue: On to Mass Avenue and right on to Newbury, past hipster and yuppie, here is a cafe called the Wired Puppy. (right)
Clue: You may be liberal or you may be conservative, but we all need breakfast, even President Bill Clinton! (below)
The Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics would like to recognize our students who participated in the 19th Annual Henry I Russek Student Achievement Day on May 10, 2013.
Russek Student Achievement Day, First Prize, Sarah Kleinsorge (Navarro Lab)
The mitochondrial protein cytochrome c heme lyase is necessary for cell polarity
Carly Garrison (Spira Lab)
MIR-4423 promotes ciliated cell fate during airway epithelium differentiation
Rebecca Kusko (Spira Lab)
Comprehensive genomic profiling of the lung transcriptome in emphysema and IPF using RNA-seq
GPGG graduate student Elyse Kozlowski (third year, Jones Lab) recently attended the Noncoding RNAs in Cancer and Development (Keystone Conference) in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pictured below is Elyse being introduced by Nobel Laureate Phil Sharp prior to presenting presenting a talk titled “Widespread uridylation of mature microRNAs by Zcchc11 governs murine growth and survival.” Picture taken from her Major Professor’s iPad.
GPGG graduate student, Rebecca Kusko’s (fourth year) research focuses on lung cancer in a nonsmoker population. She and her advisor, Dr. Avrum Spira were recently featured in a story in Health and Wellness in BU Today.
Students in the Graduate Program for Genetics and Genomics attended the 2012 Genome Science Research Symposium held on the Boston Medical School Campus in October.
Two students won awards for Oral Presentations:
Hila Milo Rasouly (W. Lu Lab) – Loss of Robo2 improves survival of ILK mutant mice
Kristen Ott (Navarro Lab) – Characterizing spindle-E, a protein involved in guarding the genome
Two students won awards for Poster Presentations:
Carly Garrison ( Spira Lab) - Mir-4423 promoted ciliated cell fate during airway epithelium differentiation
Rebecca Kusko (Spira Lab) - Comprehensive genomic profiling of the lung transcriptome in emphysema and IPF using RNA-Seq
The 2nd Annual GSI Research Symposium has come and gone this October. Hundreds of faculty, staff, and students stopped by the Heibert Lounge to support genetic and genomic research at Boston University.
The GPGG would like to congratulate our students who received awards:
Poster Award: Kristen Ott
Oral Presentations: Constantina Christodoulou, Rebecca Kusko, and Catalina Perdomo
The GSI Symposium Award Recipients: (top row) Elizabeth Tanner, Badri Vardarajan, Stephanie Correa, Rebecca Kusko, Constantina Christodoulou, Kristen Ott, Stephanie Schneider, Daniel Dworkis; (front row) Catalina Perdomo, Irene Degano, Stephanie van Veen, Cody MacDonald.