Class of 1960 Scholars Program:

With funds generously provided by the Class of 1960, the BIMO Program invites prominent researchers from other institutions to campus to present a public seminar and then to meet privately in a discussion and dinner setting with a select group of students (chosen for the calendar year to be the BIMO Class of 1960 Scholars).

Upcoming Speakers


JohnRinnProf. John Rinn, PhD

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute

Date: November 20, 2015

Seminar Title: TBA

Our research program bridges the computational and experimental sciences to explore and discover new functional elements in the noncoding genome. We are particularly focused on the role of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA) in human health and disease.

See his website for more details concerning Prof. Rinn’s research.


debose-boyd-russell-fisProf. Russell Debose-Boyd, PhD

Professor, Department of Medical Genetics
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Date: February 12, 2016

Seminar Title: TBA

Russell DeBose-Boyd studies mechanisms through which the cholesterol biosynthetic enzyme HMG-CoA reductase is subject to sterol-induced, ER-associated degradation.

See his website for more details concerning Prof. Debose-Boyd’s research.

The BIMO Class of 1960 Scholars for 2014

Sam Avila
Chris Bravo
Cecilia Castellano
John Chae
Christina Chen
Achala Chittor
Abby Dalzell
Michelle Higgins
Carolina Jaramillo
Elizabeth Jacobsen
Gloria Joo
Grace Kim
Brian Leland
Brian Levine
Alex Meyer
Zaw Htut Naing
Luxi Qiao
Shazeen Rattansi
Penny Sun
Helen Tang
Hector Trujillo
Jacob Verter