The Faculty Affairs Office announced that Associate Professor of Biochemistry Barbara M. Schreiber, PhD, is September’s Distinguished Faculty of the Month.

Dr. Schreiber came to BUSM in 1975 as a graduate student in Microbiology and earned her PhD in Microbiology in 1981. She was a post-doctoral trainee in Clinical Microbiology at University Hospital from 1981-83 and a postdoctoral fellow in Biochemistry from 1983-87. Dr. Schreiber was appointed research assistant professor in 1987, research associate professor in 1997 and associate professor in 1999.

Dr. Schreiber currently serves as Director of Biochemistry graduate studies, Director of the Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS), and course manager of the biochemistry class taught to first-year BU dental students and Oral Health Sciences MS students. Dr. Schreiber is the PI on a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Guidance in Training award and was co-PI on the NIH-funded BU’s BEST award, dedicated to broadening experiences in biomedical science training for our PhD students and post-doctoral trainees. She also serves as Assistant Dean for GMS Alumni Affairs.

The nomination states, “Dr. Schreiber orchestrated voluntary, weekly video conferences/meet-ups among the first-year Biomedical PhD (PiBS) students that we all found to be engaging and intellectually stimulating throughout the COVID-19 adjustment period.”

“Dr. Schreiber provided us with some personal interaction during a time of government mandated social isolation and general ambiguity from the earliest stages of the pandemic.”


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