GSI Seed Grant Awards 2014

Sixth Annual Genome Science Institute Seed Grant Award Recipients

The BUMC Genome Science Institute (GSI), established in 2008, fosters collaboration and serves as a resource for Boston University investigators engaged in genetics and genomics research and education. The GSI is pleased to announce the recipients of the sixth annual GSI Seed Grant Award.

Of nine applications, the following recipients were selected following peer review of the proposals.

 

1. “Epigenetic Variation in Opioid-Exposed Mother-Infant Dyads”

Elisha Wachman, PhD

Boston University School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

 

Alice M. Wang, PhD

Boston University School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

 

Kelley Saia, PhD

Boston University School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

2. “Epigenetic Prediction of Insulin Resistance”

Barbara S. Nikolajczyk, PhD

Boston University School of Medicine

Departments of Medicine and Microbiology

 

Maria I. Ramirez, PhD

Boston University School of Medicine

Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology and Laboratory

 

3. “Role of the NCoR corepressor complex in the development of insulin resistance”

Valentina Perissi, PhD

Boston University

Department of Biochemistry

 

Stefano Monti, PhD

Boston University

School of Public Health

Department of Biostatistics

 

GSI Seed grants are intended to support:

The expansion of research at Boston University by supporting new collaborations between groups with diverse expertise to address an important scientific question in genetics and genomics research.

Development of new and emerging areas of genetics and genomics research.

The GSI Seed Grant Committee and GSI Directors thank the applicants and reviewers who participated in this process and look forward to continued growth in genetics and genomics research at Boston University.

Please contact the GSI at gsi@bu.edu with questions or with your ideas on how the GSI can better facilitate or develop genetics and genomics research at BU.