Seven Northeastern University Undergraduates Present at National ASBMB Meeting

Seven Northeastern undergraduates presented posters at the national ASBMB meeting, held in Chicago April 22-26, 2017. The students and the labs where they carry out research are as follows: Ariel Aiken (Beuning lab) Grace DiCecco (Chai lab) Emily Golden (Wood/Makriyannis lab): Tyler Jensen (Monaghan lab) Christopher Joshi (Beuning lab) Housayin Li (Khrapko lab) Claire Williams […]

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Biochemistry Major Earns a Goldwater Award

Biochemistry sophomore Hannah Tam was awarded one of the 2017 Goldwater Scholarships. The 240 Goldwater Scholars were selected based on academic merit from a field of 1,286 natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering students nominated by the campus representatives from among 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide.

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Northeastern students ‘inspire and encourage’ the next generation at Science Club for Girls

Melanie, a fifth-grader at Channing Elementary School, in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, reaches out to touch the back of a Jonah crab that Andrew Madanjian, S’18, a member of Northeastern’s Marine Biology Club, suspends above a tub of water. Inside are a lobster, a hermit crab, and other crustaceans collected at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center. “It feels gritty!” Melanie exclaims. Her friend, Oriana, a fifth-grader at Bowen Elementary School, in Newton, Massachusetts, takes a chance on the underside of the lobster’s tail. “It feels squishy,” she says, laughing.

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Barnett Institute researcher awarded $1.5M grant

Northeastern University’s Barnett Institute is a chemical analysis and research center that is home to cutting-edge interdisciplinary work that spans across Boston, from local hospitals and medical centers to various biotech/biopharma and instrument development companies. Since its founding in 1973, scientists within Barnett have produced more than 1,000 published papers and won millions of dollars in grant money, and now they have one more accolade to add to that extensive list.

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For Northeastern researchers, small microbes bring big success

Though his career has focused on life at the microscopic scale, Professor Yunrong Chai knows that his field of microbiology has enormous implications for society. “They consider this a research direction almost comparable to cancer and AIDS research” Chai said in reference to a recent White House initiative to boost research about the human microbiome. This month, the importance of Chai’s own research on bacterial biofilms was acknowledged when he and his student collaborator Kevin Gozzi received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Students teach science to others through service learning projects

Several students in the College of Science recently took part in the Service Learning Expo where they talked about the projects they took on over the semester.

They ranged from teaching elementary school students the basics of biology, to helping Latino women prepare for an exam. Each one was well thought-out and required teamwork amongst all those involved.

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