BSP is currently supported by generous gifts from The McKenzie Family Charitable Trust and from the Biogen Idec Foundation. These funds support the outreach efforts of many HMS graduate students and medical students that work with middle school children in our local communities each year, as well as several on campus programs, including our high school and undergraduate BSP Fellows research internships and our Curriculum Development Fellowships for K-12 teachers. Since 1996, previous donations have also come from a variety of sources including the HMS Department of Cell Biology and many of its senior faculty members, The McKenzie Family Charitable Trust, VWR Scientific Products, Carl Zeiss, Inc. and Schleicher & Schuell, as well as a generous one-time grant from the William Townsend Porter Foundation. These early contributions were essential for founding BSP and initiating many of its current programs.
Executive and Founding Director of BSP
David Van Vactor, Ph.D. - Professor of Cell Biology, HMS
Associate Director of BSP
Emily Gleason, Ph.D., Curriculum Fellow, HMS
Ms. Kerry Mojica, Administrative Assistant in Cell Biology
Gintaras Sekmokas, Web developer, HMS.
We thank previous HMS faculty, students, interns and staff:
Antoine van Oijen
Saskia Van Vactor
Nicholas Van Vactor