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Soil health in organic farms

Directed by Principal Research Scientist Elham Ghabbour and Professor Geoffrey Davies, the National Soil Project (NSP) at Northeastern University is collaborating with The Organic Center to examine some of the benefits organic agriculture may have on soil health.

American Chemical Society Awards

Green Chemistry Recognized

The department’s ACS student affiliates’ chapter was this year’s recipient of the Green Chemistry award. This accolade was given in addition to their chapter being named an outstanding chapter for the third year running – a feat that few others

Raymond Booth

Creating a better drug to treat psychiatric disorders

I was drawn to research on neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s. But by 1987, I switched to neuropsychiatric diseases, and that’s what I’ve been focused on ever since.

Thomas Gilbert elected to National ACS Board

Thomas R. Gilbert was recently elected to the American Chemical Society Board of Directors. He will serve as the director for District I, which includes New England, New York, and parts of Pennsylvania. Gilbert, whose research focus at Northeastern is

Indo-US Global Conference Hosted

The department hosted a two day conference on Indo-US academic collaborations in July. Attended by over 100 delegates from Indian Universities, including vice-chancellors of no less than fifteen, the event was opened with remarks from Provost Director. Lecture and breakout

Graduate students honored with awards

Several of our students were the recipients of prestigious awards this year. Lisseth Silva was named as an NSF doctoral fellow, following in the footsteps of Joslynn Lee last year. Another of the 2013 awards went to BS-MS alumna Lauren


Getting Ready for College

Jeremy Casson, the interim director of Student Services in the College of Science at Northeastern University, was the #sciencechat guest for June 26. He tried to calm the nerves of some incoming students.

Kaitlyn Duffy

Interdisciplinary Investigation

Throughout her North­eastern expe­ri­ence, rising senior Kaitlyn Duffy has explored a range of sci­ence and security-​​related topics from an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary per­spec­tive in the class­room, on co-​​op, and abroad.

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Battery to the Future

Mehmet Ates and Matthew Trahan, both grad­uate stu­dents in the same lab, are working with research pro­fessor K. M. Abraham to develop the next gen­er­a­tion of energy effi­cient lithium bat­teries.

Genetics, Communications, and Advice from @GirlScientist

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