Prof. Esther Bullitt and Dr. Chelsea Epler featured in BU Today Article

April 28th, 2015

In it’s 4-part series, “Making Research Work”, BU Today turns to investigators Esther Bullit and Chelsea Epler in their article Too Many Postdocs, Too Little Funding to discuss alternatives to academic careers for post-doctoral researchers.  Please click on the link below for the full article.

Too Many Postdocs, Too Little Funding

Congratulations to the H. I. Russek Students Achievement Day Award Winners!

April 28th, 2015

The H. I. Russek Students Achievement Day committee has selected the 2015 award winners. As always, we were guided by demonstrated excellence in academics, research, and citizenship in the lab, department, GMS and beyond. This year’s competition was particularly tight. All applicants have a strong academic record, two or more publications resulting from their PhD research, and are active in teaching, peer mentoring and students’ life in GMS and beyond.

The committee’s unanimous vote for our 2015 Award Winners was:

1st place – Madhurima Das (Gursky lab)

2nd place – Andrew Bogorad (Matintchev lab)

3rd place – Justin Berry (Cornwell lab)

Congratulations to Prof. Andy Zoeller!

March 19th, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Andy Zoeller who has recently received an NIH RO1 grant to identify small molecule inhibitors of animal cell phospholipid biosynthesis for investigation as broad spectrum antiviral agents.

Congratulations to Madhurima Das!

March 2nd, 2015

Congratulations to Madhurima Das, a PhD Candidate from the Gursky lab, whose research with colleagues has been featured as an Invited Commentary on the Website of the International Atherosclerosis Society!  Full text available on line on line after login at the society website under E-literature / February 2015 / Featured Commentaries at

The commentary is based on the original article:

Das M., Jayaraman S., Mei X., Atkinson D., Gursky O. (2014) Amyloidogenic mutations in human apolipo-protein A-I are not necessarily destabilizing: A common mechanism of apoA-I misfolding in familial amyloid-osis and atherosclerosis. FEBS J. 281(11):2525-2542 (featured on the front cover of FEBS Journal).

This research also earned Madhurima Das Best Poster Award at the Gordon Research Conference on Biopolymers in June 2014.

Congratulations to Dr. Shobini Jayaraman!

January 23rd, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Shobini Jayaraman whose research, “Secretory Phospholipase A2, a New Function for an Old Player” has been highlighted in December 2014 on the website of the International Artherosclerosis Society as an invited commentary:

Full text available upon logon at (Commentaries, December 2014)

Congratulations to Prof. Gabel being named a Spivack Scholar!

January 8th, 2015

Congratulations are in order for Professor Chris Gabel who was just announced as a Spivack Scholar by the BU School of Medicine.

Congratulations to Prof. Esther Bullitt!

January 8th, 2015

Congratulations to Prof. Esther Bullitt who has been elected Director, Biological Sciences, of the Microscopy Society of America.

Celebrating Prof. Shipley’s Birthday!

December 18th, 2014

Happy Birthday to Prof. G. Graham Shipley


Ph.D. Thesis Defense Seminar for Evan Rossignol on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in room 107 (670 Albany St.)at 2:00.

September 5th, 2014

Oral Defense for Evan Rossignol, Candidate for Ph.D., entitled “Topology of Poliovirus RNA Replication Machinery”, on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Dr. Lorenzo Finci publishes on brain development in Neuron

August 12th, 2014

Former Allen Lab Student Dr. Lorenzo Finci has recently published a crystal structure advancing our understanding of how the brain is wired during development. In the journal Neuron, the manuscript is entitled “The Crystal Structure of Netrin-1 in Complex with DCC Reveals the Bifunctionality of Netrin-1 As a Guidance Cue”.

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April 28, 2015
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