Introducing Our 2024 Commencement Speakers!

We’re about five weeks away from Spring 2024 Commencement, where the Graduate Medical Sciences community will come together to celebrate this year’s graduating students. With the date fast approaching, we’d like to take a moment to highlight the four students selected to speak at this year’s GMS Commencement exercises. Three students were chosen to speak […]

GMS PhD Spotlight: Gian Sepulveda

Gian Sepulveda is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Program in Genetics & Genomics (GPGG). His research in the lab of Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Cell Biology Alla Grishok focuses on the interaction between the sole H3K79 methyltransferase, DOT1L, and the proto-oncogene c-MYC. He is also a Community Catalyst Center mentor in the gPLUS […]

GMS PhD Spotlight: Táchira Pichardo

Táchira Pichardo is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Program in Molecular & Translational Medicine (MTM). Her research in the lab of Assistant Professor of Medicine Sarah Mazzilli, PhD, studies the progression of premalignancy in lung squamous cell carcinoma. Táchira defended her dissertation in March 2024 and will graduate in May 2024. Read more about […]

GMS PhD Spotlight: Todd Dowrey (MTM)

Todd Dowrey is a PhD candidate in the Molecular and Translational Medicine Department who matriculated into the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) in 2020. His current research in the lab of Associate Professor of Medicine George Murphy, PhD, studies healthy aging and longevity. As part of his work, Todd collaborates with aging-focused researchers on campus […]

PhD Student Spotlight: Kara Vasilew

In her four years in Graduate Medical Sciences, Kara Vasilew has used both her scientific acumen to perform novel research and her voice to advocate for wide-reaching change across the Medical Campus and beyond. Vasilew entered Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine in 2020 under the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS). Vasilew […]

Student Spotlight: Ciara Coger (MHCBM ’24)

Ciara Coger is a second-year student in the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine program at Graduate Medical Sciences. Ciara’s research studies lay beliefs and lay theories surrounding COVID-19 health disparities in the United States. She hopes to continue her pursuit of both clinical work and multicultural psychological research. Learn more […]

GMS Student Spotlight: Kelly Chen (MAMS ’24)

Kelly Chen is a second-year master’s student in the Graduate Medical Sciences MS in Medical Sciences (MAMS) program. She is currently completing her MAMS thesis at the Division of Digital Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, under the direction of John Torous, MD, MBI. Chen works with the division’s Digital Clinic, a program offering […]

GMS PhD Spotlight: Stamatios Liapis ‘24

Stamatios Liapis is a January 2024 Computational Neuroscience PhD graduate through the Graduate Program for Neuroscience at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. He is the co-founder of Enlaye, a cloud-based deep-collaboration contract platform that streamlines the writing, editing, negotiation, and collaboration phases of contracts. Liapis and his team won first place and […]