Diomedes Logothetis, the new chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has a vision: to advance Northeastern’s standing as a go-to institution for academic researchers interested in drug discovery. “We can be the engine driving the understanding of how new drugs act,” he says.
Pvt. Felix Hall, a 19-year-old African American from Alabama, was lynched in the woods of Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1941. More than 70 years later, Alexa Mills dug into the case as part of her course work in the School of Journalism’s Media Innovation program and then wrote a front-page feature on her findings for The Washington Post.
Professor Lee Makowski and his colleagues suggest that Alzheimer’s disease may progress not like falling dominoes, with one molecular event sparking the formation of plaques throughout the brain, but rather like a fireworks display, with a unique flare launching each plaque, one by one. The finding provides “critical insights for developing therapies to slow, halt, or reverse” the disease.
In high school, Madi Murphy’s passion for music inspired her to launch a fan club dedicated to the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men. At Northeastern, a co-op took her to Iceland where she worked for the band–and did so much more.