Dr. Brown and the Provost’s cabinet recently announced that Daniel Cifuentes was awarded the Peter Paul Developmental Professorship. The awards highlight the caliber, potential, and continued vitality of Boston University’s diverse faculty and include a three-year, non-renewable stipend designed to support scholarly or creative work, as well as a portion of the recipients’ salaries. Peter Paul Career Development Professorships are awarded University-wide. 

A biochemist and developmental biologist, Daniel Cifuentes’ laboratory examines the early stages of embryo formation and the role of RNA during this period, using research on zebrafish to yield new insights into basic mechanisms of development. He is a graduate of the University of Barcelona (Spain), where he also received his doctorate in Biochemistry. He completed his postdoctoral training at Yale University.