GMS PhD Spotlight: Katie Babcock

Katie Babcock, PhD, is a January 2024 graduate of the PhD program in Anatomy & Neurobiology. Her dissertation research under Professor of Neurology & Pathology Ann McKee at the BU Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center focused on changes in astrocytes in the brains of deceased former American football players. Katharine defended her dissertation in November […]

GMS Alumna Chadene Tremaglio, PhD, Talks Careers in Science, Teaching, and Balancing with Parenthood

Boston University Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BU’s BEST) hosted GMS alumna Chadene Tremaglio, PhD, for a lunchtime Alumni Career Talk with Graduate Medical Sciences students. The event, hosted on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in L-403, filled the classroom with 36 registrants for Tremaglio’s visit. Tremaglio’s presentation, titled “My Adventures in Balancing a Career in Science […]

BU Alum Drew Weissman (CAMED’87, GRS’87, Hon’23) Wins 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine

BU Alum Drew Weissman Wins 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine for Breakthrough mRNA Technology that led to COVID Vaccines Bostonia; October 2, 2023 Drew Weissman (CAMED ’87, GRS ’87, Hon’23), alongside his research collaborator, Katalin Karikó, won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in pioneering the technology behind the Pfizer-BioNTech and […]

Alumni Spotlight: Alaina Geary (GMS ‘20)

Alaina Geary is a September 2020 graduate of the Health Professions Education program and a current surgical resident at Boston Medical Center. She recently won a McCahan Day award for her project: 3-Year Evaluation of a Resident-As-Teacher Program for General Surgery Residents.   Q: Can you talk a bit about how your background in medical […]

GMS Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Ann-Marie Richard

We sat down for a conversation with Dr. Ann-Marie Richard, who received her PhD in Pathology from GMS in 2003. She currently works in Pfizer’s Internal Medicine Division as a Patient Engagement Lead. Can you tell us a little about your role at Pfizer? I actually came from being a full-time scientist. I moved from […]

BU Alum Makes Gift To GMS BU’s BEST/Professional Life Program

Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle (GMS ’12) and her husband Colin Angle have donated a generous gift to the Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) Professional Life Office.  When asked about their motivation for the gift, Dr. Angle stated that “professional development of graduate students while in school greatly enhances the collegiate experience while also further preparing students […]

GMS Pathology Students Help With COVID-19 Research

During the 2020 SARS CoV-2 pandemic Pathology & Laboratory Sciences graduate students past and present stepped up to support the department in a major way. Manisha Cole (GMS 2021) and recent graduates Kyle de la Cena (GMS 2020), Carolina Lyon de Ana (MS 2017, PhD candidate) and Morgan Thompson (2017) were instrumental in setting up and supporting the BMC-BU Covid 19 biobank […]