GSI Workshop Competition Awards 2019

The 1st GSI Workshop Competition Award Recipients

The BUMC Genome Science Institute (GSI) has partnered with the BU Single Cell Sequencing Core to make the following awards that were selected following peer review of 12 proposals this academic year.  As genetics and genomics research evolves, the GSI recognizes the need to bring more BU/BUSM labs into using and generating the most cutting-edge genomics data for preliminary results in grant applications and publications. The GSI looks forward to seeing these winners present findings their findings the Annual Research Symposium in November.

  1. Digital Droplet PCR Award – “Quantitative measurement of intact HIV provirus in latent reservoir of aging HIV populations”
    Alex Olson, Carolyn Coote, and Andrew Henderson, Ph.D.
    BMC and BUSM Dept of Medicine and Microbiology

  2. scRNA-seq Award – “A transcriptomic analysis of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived conventional dendritic cells”
    Ian Rifkin, M.D. Ph.D. and Gustavo Mostoslavsky, M.D. Ph.D.
    BUSM Dept of Microbiology, Dept of Medicine, CREM

  3. scRNA-seq Award – “Role of microRNAs in channeling cell fate determination”
    Daniel Cifuentes, Ph.D.
    BUSM Dept of Biochemistry

  4. scRNA-seq Award – “Single Cell Analysis of Skull Formation”
    Shannon Fisher, M.D. Ph.D.
    BUSM Dept of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

  5. scRNA-seq Award – “Role of GPS2 in Adipose Tissue Adaptation to Metabolic Stress”
    Valentina Perissi, Ph.D.
    BUSM Dept of Biochemistry

A new GSI hybrid initiative between workshops and seed grants

The GSI Directors and the BU scRNA-seq core thank the applicants and external reviewer panel faculty who participated in this process and we look forward to continued growth in genetics and genomics research at Boston University. The BU research community also thank the generosity of the genomics companies of Biorad, Illumina and 10X Genomics for providing support for this workshop competition initiative.

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.