Congratulations to the GMS Class of 2024!

Over 330 Graduate Medical Sciences students walked during the 2024 Master’s and MD & PhD Commencement exercises, held on Thursday, May 16, at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center. The day-long celebration began with the Master’s Convocation Ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by the MD & PhD Convocation Ceremony at... More

Dollar$ & $ense: May 2024

May 2024 News to Know Ongoing 2024-2025 FAFSA Delays There continues to be delays with schools receiving completed 2024-2025 FAFSA submissions. SFS will review student eligibility for Federal student loans once we receive FAFSA data and will continue to update students on changes. We appreciate students’ understanding while Federal Student Aid (FSA) resolves the... More

Congratulations to Our 2024 Outstanding Student Achievement Award Winners!

Graduate Medical Sciences is pleased to award four high-achieving, graduating students with Outstanding Student Achievement Awards in the categories “Outstanding Research” and “Community Service.” These students have made exceptional contributions to their departments and communities that have set them apart from their peers during their time at GMS. Meet each awardee... More

GMS PhD Spotlight: Guillermo Arroyo Ataz

Guillermo Arroyo Ataz is a Pathology PhD candidate in the lab of Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Dennis Jones, PhD. His research focuses on studying the developmental origin of cells of the lymphatic system. Guillermo defended his dissertation, “Characterization of Mesodermal Origins of Lymphatic Muscle Cells,” in March... More

GMS PhD Spotlight: Emily Lewkowicz

Emily Lewkowicz is a Biophysics PhD candidate in the lab of Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics Olga Gursky, PhD. Her dissertation research focused on the structural basis for the interactions of amyloids with their cofactors. Emily defended her dissertation, “Structural Basis for the Interactions of Amyloids with their Cofactors,”... More

GMS PhD Spotlight: Chelsea Webber

Chelsea Webber is a degree candidate in the GMS PhD Program in Biomolecular Pharmacology. Her dissertation research in the lab of Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD, focused on ways to decrease the overactivation of immune response in neurodegenerative diseases. Chelsea defended her dissertation in March... More

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... More

GMS Celebrates Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week with 5 Days of Events

Graduate Medical Sciences Student Affairs and the Community Catalyst Center celebrated our students during 2024 Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW), celebrated from April 1 to 5. Throughout the week, we hosted a variety of events that brought students together for community building, social interaction, academic enrichment, wellness, and professional... More

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... More

Dollar$ & $ense: April 2024

April 2024 News to Know Ongoing 2024-2025 FAFSA Delays There continues to be delays with schools receiving completed 2024-2025 FAFSA submissions. SFS will review student eligibility for Federal student loans once we receive FAFSA data and will continue to update students on changes. We appreciate students’ understanding while Federal Student Aid (FSA) resolves the... More

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... More

PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences Hosts Third-Annual Accepted Applicant Visit Day

On Friday, March 22, the Graduate Medical Sciences Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) hosted its third-annual Accepted Applicant Visit Day. The event brought close to 50 accepted applicants from across the country to the Medical Campus, where they learned more about the academic, research, and professional development opportunities offered by PiBS. Accepted... More

Dollar$ & $ense: March 2024

March 2024 News to Know BU Expects to Receive 24-25 FAFSA Starting Mid-March FAFSA filers were recently notified by the Department of Education that 2024-2025 FAFSA data would be sent to schools starting in mid-March with submitted records being sent throughout March & April. You can check your FAFSA status on MyBU Student as we... More

Four GMS Faculty Named Recipients of Edward Avedisian Professorships

  Four Graduate Medical Sciences faculty have been named recipients of Edward Avedisian Professorships, funded from the $100 million gift made in 2022 by the late Edward Avedisian (CFA'59,'61, Hon.'22) and his wife Pamela (Hon.'23). The four GMS faculty members are: Rachel Fearns, chair of virology, immunology, and microbiology. Dr. Fearns was named... More

Mark Your Calendars for Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week!

Graduate Medical Sciences and the Community Catalyst Center are thrilled to celebrate the invaluable contributions of our graduate and professional student community during this year’s Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation week!  We have planned a week full of social events, academic and professional development opportunities, food and swag pickups, and more... More