The Northeastern University Biochemistry Club is dedicated to serving as an important resource for those in the major or interested in the field. Meetings take place on alternate Thursdays at 7pm and are a great way for members to network, have fun, and make meaningful connections with faculty. Be sure to join us for a variety of speakers, workshops, outings, and other special events!

Regular updates are sent by email to all majors, and a wide variety of exciting topics are also discussed in our Northeastern Biochemistry Club group on Facebook. For more information please visit our own website, and always feel free to email the club.

We are also an official Chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), which comes with many benefits for you to take advantage of. To be included in our annual Chapter renewal, please email the club to be added to our list.

Fall 2016 Updates

In the fall, our Chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology hosted the ASBMB Northeast Regional Meeting for the second year in a row, which we called The Active Site. The event featured virologist Dr. Priscilla Yang of Harvard Medical School, whose talk was titled “Chemical studies of viral pathogens: a curiosity-driven approach”. Following this was a judged poster session, with a total of twelve schools participating (Boston College, Brandeis University, College of the Holy Cross, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Roger Williams University, Suffolk University, Tufts University, UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute). We awarded three $500 ‘best poster’ prizes, and the more than 100 attendees had a chance to hear high-quality undergraduate poster presentations representing many areas of biochemistry and molecular biology research. You can read more about The Active Site at http://substrate.asbmb.org/2017/01/04/2016-northeast-regional-meeting/

We also had seven undergraduates submit abstracts this fall for the April 2017 ASBMB Annual Meeting – the students look forward to a wonderful professional development experience in Chicago in the spring! These students will compete in the large undergraduate poster competition, attend undergraduate-specific events, and take advantage of the chance to attend the main meeting, which will include a wide variety of high-impact scientific sessions primarily intended for specialists in the field.

Spring 2017 Updates

In the spring we had several interesting club events, starting off with a well-attended joint welcome-back reception with the chemistry club in January. The club also hosted a variety of invited speakers at our meetings, including the CTO of BlueRock Therapeutics, a DNA structure researcher from Boston University, and a representative from the recruiting firm Aerotek. At other meetings, current students were featured as part of a co-op panel question-and-answer session, presented at NUTalk alongside students from other science majors on campus, and helped to organize the Futures in the Sciences event on campus. In April, seven of our American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology undergraduate Chapter members, including three biochemistry majors, attended the ASBMB Annual Meeting in Chicago to present their research, attend scientific presentations, and pursue diverse professional development opportunities.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to this year’s 53 graduates! Some have already moved on to wonderful new opportunities, but those who were available to attend the biochemistry graduates’ reception for families and friends are pictured below. We wish you all the best!

Congratulations to the 2017 graduates of the Biochemistry Program!