GSI Seed Grant Awards 2013

Fifth 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 fifth annual GSI Seed Grant Award.

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

1. “RNA-seq to characterize the differential response of vaginal epithelial tissue to HIV under conditions of varying concentrations of endogenous and exogenous reproductive hormones

Deborah J. Anderson, PhD

Ayesha Islam, PhD

Trevor Siggers, PhD
Boston University
Department of Biology

2. “Effects of HDL on endothelial cell gene expression

Vassilis Zannis, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

David Atkinson,PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Physiology & Biophysics

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 with questions or with your ideas on how the GSI can better facilitate or develop genetics and genomics research at BU.