Newly Endowed Chair in Human Genetics

Applications are now being accepted for  a new endowed professor position, the Aubrey Milunsky Professor of Human Genetics.  Please click here for more information on how to apply.

GSI Next Generation Sequencing Mini Symposium

The Next Generation Sequencing Mini-Symposium held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 was a huge success with a large turnout and quality presentations focusing on mRNA-seq, sncRNA-seq, and ChIP-seq.  The following is a list of presenters with a link to their presentation slides. 1:00 pm Rick Myers (GSI Director) – Introduction and Overview MYERS_NGS Symposium mRNA […]

GSI Research Symposium Winners

Click to Enlarge Standing: Rebecca Kusko, Zachary Hunter, Carly Garrison, Artie Lambert, Anna Lyubetskaya, Joshua CampbellSitting: Kahkeshan Hijazi and Hilo Milo Rasouly  Missing: Kristen Ott, Sarah Heerboth, and Ying Shen At the Genome Science 2012 Research Symposium awards were given to graduate students and post doctoral fellow for oral and poster presentations.  The following is a […]

GSI 2012 Research Symposium

The 2012 Annual Genome Science Institute Research Symposium held on Monday, October 22 was a resounding sucess with participation from both Boston University campuses and seven technology partners.

Seed Grant Recipients for 2012

The 2012 Seed Grant Recipients were: Matthew Jones, PhD, Pulmonary Collaborators:  Kenneth H. Albrecht, PhD, Medicine, Genetics and Genomic; Caryn L. Navarro, PhD, Medicine Aims: To determine whether ZCCHC11 deficiency affects the content level and uridylation of testicular sncRNAs using deep sequencing, mRNA expression using microarrays, and retrotransposon expression using qRT-PCR. To how and when […]

Next Gen Sequencing Working Group

The inaugural meeting of the Next Gen Sequencing working group took place on January 24th.  Over 30 individuals attended to discuss the needs of the university for next gen sequencing from library preparation to result analysis. For the next meeting Andi Broka will present on the LinGA High Performance Compute Cluster and its analytical capabilities […]

BUSM/BUSPH Study Links Genes to Puberty Timing and Body Fat in Women

“Scientists, including a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher, have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women. Notably, many of these genes also act on body weight regulation or biological pathways related to fat metabolism. The study, which appears in Nature Genetics, was co-authored by Kathryn Lunetta, […]

NRC Finds Flaws in Draft of NEIDL Risks

From Art Jahnke, BU Today~ “The National Research Council has raised concerns in a letter posted on its website yesterday about the methodology used in an ongoing study of the risks associated with the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) on the Boston University Medical Campus. The NRC found that the risk assessment, which is […]