The Evans Center IBR is a partner in graduate and post doctoral research training with various specialized foci.
“I have always believed in the power of trainees to serve as a bridge between departments and faculty, through exchange of concepts, technologies, and participation in common workshops,” – Katya Ravid, DSc, Founding Director, ECIBR, from BU Today
Biological Core Technologies ( MM730)
The major goal of the course “Biological Core Technologies” is to provide an overview of the principles and applications of modern techniques, which are regularly employed in academia and industry as tools for biomolecular and biomedical investigation. The course will become part of the core curriculum in the Molecular Medicine Graduate Program. The Evans Center developed this course also with intention of providing clinical researchers and clinicians with the opportunity to learn more about basic core technologies and common biological tools of research.
Graduate Medical Sciences Programs
An important mission of the Evans Center is to enhance training opportunities on campus. Faculty affiliated with the Evans Center have significant experience in training graduate students, including within the Graduate Program in Molecular and Translational Medicine, directed by Dr. Matthew Jones , and within the Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics, directed by Dr. Shoumita Dasgupta.
Nanomedicine: Principles and Applications (ENG BE/EC 745)
This Evans Center-initiated graduate course is directed by Drs. Mario Cabodi and Katya Ravid.
The use of nanoscience and technology for biomedical problems has spawned a field of applications ranging from nanoparticles for imaging and therapeutics, to biosensors for disease diagnostics. Nanomedicine is a rapidly growing field that exploits the novel properties of nanoscale materials and techniques to rapidly advance our understanding of human biology and the practice of medicine.
This course focuses on the fundamental properties, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, coupled with their applications in nanomedicine, including: micro- and nanoparticles for drug delivery and imaging, microfluidics for in vitro diagnostics, nanomaterials and platforms for biological applications. The biomedical applications include cancer, cardiovascular disease, and infectious diseases. Course prerequisites: BE 605, EC 481 or permission of instructor.
Faculty affiliated with the Evans Center have significant experience in training clinical and research post-doctoral fellows. Post doctoral training is supported via various grant mechanisms, including NIH-funded training grants, such as in Cardiovascular Biology, directed by Dr. Victoria Bolotina; in Hematology, Directed by Mark Sloan; in Pulmonary, Directed by Dr. Frederic Little; in Nephrology, Directed by Dr. David J. Salant; and more.