Highlights – Summer 2024

Boz has a new home: our new lab research location is in La Jolla Cove – 505 Coast South Boulevards. 

While our priorities are compelling life science research and education, it helps to sneak out occasionally and catch a few waves in front of our new lab.

“The Doctor is In”

Congratulations to our UCSD Program Director on a successful Ed.D. thesis defense “Comparative Analysis of In-person, Online, and Hybrid Modalities in a Pre-College. Science Research Immersion Program: A Statistical Inquiry”.

Maysoon is now a Doctor of Education, continuing her research and pedagogical hypothesis testing at Boz. Well done!

Flannery and Zuying are pursuing Ph.D.

Flannery (University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science) and Zuying (Portland State University, Center for Life in Extreme Environments) are starting their Ph.D. programs this summer!

Boz is awarded California Coastal Commission Whale Tail® Grant to continue research and engage students in Tijuana River Estuary ecological and human health risk assessment research.


Boz publishes environmental chemistry research in “Chemosphere”.

As part of the TRE-project series focused on Tijuana River Estuary (TRE), our first manuscript focused on non-targeted and targeted analysis of sediments’ chemistry has been published. Stay tuned for the phase 2 (comprehensive water quality at several TRE sites using novel CIPS technology) and phase 3 (metagenomics and biological risk assessment of TRE sediments and water with sea urchins, fish embryos, and human liver cells).

Boz is going international.

Liisa and Goran traveled to Vietnam to establish collaborative environmental science projects focused on water quality in Mekong Delta region. A multi-lateral international partnerships focused on ecological and human risk assessment relative to marine and freshwater quality include projects on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast in September and Uganda’s Lake Victoria this winter.