Boston University School of Medicine
Partner Since 2020
Toffler Scholar Program
Boston University School of Medicine is dedicated to the development of a diverse group of exceptional students, trainees, and faculty who are deeply committed to the study and practice of medicine, to biomedical research, and to public health.
The Toffler Scholar Program provides crucial early-stage funding and network support for researchers at Boston University School of Medicine. Researchers are chosen to become Toffler Scholars due to their innovative thinking and research excellence.
Jean Pierre Roussarie
Dr. Julia TCW
Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD
Dr. Prajakta Joshi
Toffler Scholar Spotlights
Dr. Jean-Pierre Roussarie
Dr. Roussarie earned the Toffler Scholar award in 2023 at Boston University. He is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. His lab focuses on deciphering the molecular events leading to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. The Roussarie lab uses a combination of mouse models, human postmortem tissue, novel in vitro culture protocols, and in silico modeling in order to elucidate the properties of entorhinal neurons at single-cell resolution.
Dr. Julia TCW
Dr. TCW earned the Toffler Scholar Award in 2022 at Boston University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and the Director of the Laboratory of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapeutics at Boston University. Her research is focused on a specific variation of the gene apolipoprotein E (APOE) that is a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Kolachalama earned the Toffler Scholar Award in 2021 at Boston University. He holds a faculty position at Boston University School of Medicine along with an appointment within the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he is studying how advanced AI approaches can make a significant difference in the diagnostic space in medicine.
3 Toffler Scholar Awards
3 Year Partnership
$170,000 In Funding To-Date
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