Recently, GPGG’s very own Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD, gave a seminar presentation titled “Histories and Futures of Genetic Essentialism: On Bias, Its Origins, and Its Harms”. Learn more about the seminar and Dr. Dasgupta by checking out this article!

Assistant Dean for Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD, Presents on Genetic Essentialism at Feb. 1 C3 Seminar

Congratulations to our 2024 graduates!

In greeting BU’s Chobanian & Avedisan School of Medicine Class of 2024 MD and PhD graduates at their May 16 convocation, Karen Antman, school dean and provost of the Medical Campus, noted that graduation is one of the most joyous annual events of academic life. She also reminded them that their doctorates in philosophy and medicine convey considerable public trust.

Citing the amount of unrest around the world, natural disasters, and medical challenges on a global scale, Antman said: “We hope that you will become leaders in solving these issues.”

Congratulations to our 2024 graduates - Dr. Dylan Steiner, Dr. Megan Snyder, Dr. Taylor Matte, and Dr. Gian Sepulveda!

We are very proud of all the hard work you did at BU and cannot wait to see where the future takes you.

GPGG Spring Social 2024

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The GPGG team got together to celebrate the end of the Spring semester. We had a nice, relaxing time enjoying food and designing and making our own terrariums!


A huge congratulations to Dylan, Gian, and Taylor for their upcoming graduation! So much hard work and so many accomplishments have led you to this point. We cannot wait to see the amazing things you do next!

Upcoming Thesis Defense

Join us in congratulating Taylor on his upcoming thesis defense! Great job on all your hard work in getting here.

Upcoming Thesis Defense

Congratulations, Gian on your upcoming thesis defense! Your hard work in getting here as not gone unnoticed. The GPGG team is proud of you!

Student Spotlight

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The first inaugural Boston University Questrom School of Business and Boston University Medical school case competition was held in February 2024. Students were asked to present their recommendations for marketing a novel Adhd medication to a panel of estimated local healthcare professionals, consultants, and biotechnology experts. Kate Alimenti, a second year GPGG PhD student participated in the competition alongside two other GMS students from the medical school and pathology program.

Summer Student Social

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On Wednesday a group of GPGG students got together at Muse Paintbar. We were joined by current students, new students, and a recent graduate. Everyone let their creativity flow and worked hard at their masterpieces while enjoying food and drinks! 

Student Spotlight

A big congratulations to Edward (Eddie) Ruiz who has been one of seven graduate students at BU chosen to be a 2023 Hariri Institute Fellow. The Hariri Institute aims to support graduate students and junior faculty by creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration to further develop computational research methods. Edward was granted this award due to his exemplary and innovative research pursuits in the Genetics and Genomics Program. Eddie's research primarily centers around the advancement of open-source computational techniques for spatial omics technologies, aiming to discover novel biomarkers or targeted therapies for cancer. As a Hariri Fellow, Eddie looks forward to fostering connections between researchers at BU who share an interest in computational research methods. Find out more here!