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 […]
Biochemistry junior Hilary Wong has just been appointed as a member of the national Pre-dental Advisory Committee of the American Student Dental Association.
Congratulations to Tyler Jensen, a winner in this year’s AAAS Student Poster Competition.
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.
Northeastern faculty and administrators visited Cuba last week, with members of Congress, to expand upon the university’s academic and research partnerships there. Northeastern’s multifaceted set of initiatives in Cuba are paving the way for myriad research opportunities in areas such as coastal sustainability, tropical diseases, and the social sciences.
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.
Tyler Jensen, S’17, explores the regeneration of organs in salamanders as a step toward regenerating organs in humans. Kritika Singh, E’21, heads a global organization to eradicate malaria. Anirudh Duggal, MA’18, a computer-security expert, hacks into hospital computer systems to help build attack-proof networks for the healthcare sector.
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.
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).
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.