Hornworm Genome . . . Sequenced! An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the tobacco hornworm—a caterpillar species used in many research laboratories for studies of insect biology. . . The researchers have published their work in a paper titled “Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta” in […]
Ovary Regeneration? In a study published in the journal Stem Cells, Northeastern University biology professor James Monaghan and his team have discovered that these salamanders not only have the capability of re-growing limbs, they can also regenerate their ovaries and produce eggs throughout their lifespan. “When we remove a large portion of the ovary, it […]
Should we fear Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)? If the thought of genetically-modified organisms, or GMOs, brings to mind vague notions fraught with danger, Nobel laureate and Distinguished University Professor Sir Richard John Roberts would say you needn’t worry. In fact, he argued Thursday at Northeastern that the perceived dangers of GMOs are the result of […]
Faculty Highlight: Prof. Erin Cram The College of Science Graduate Program staff talks with Prof. Cram about her research at Northeastern University in this faculty highlight. Can you tell us about your current research? We have two current projects in the lab. They’re both overlapping with engineering projects. The first is to improve production of […]
The National Institutes of Health recognized Nikolai Slavov, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, with its New Innovator Award. On winning the award, Slavov said, “There is this momentum and enthusiasm for taking smart risks among both the faculty and students at Northeastern—asking big questions and doing whatever is required to contribute to their resolution.” Direct evidence. […]
Alumna Beth Stevens, BPH’93, discusses her cutting-edge research into the brain’s circuitry.
Poster Award goes to . . . Alison Wirshing! Congratulations to Biology PhD student Alison Wirshing for winning the International Society of Differentiation Beverly McKinnell Student Award (and 1000€) at the Society for Developmental Biology Poster Competition this past weekend! Alison participated in the 75th Annual Meeting ISD 19th International Conference (http://sdbonline.org/2016mtg). After being selected […]
MRSA Studies identify potential treatment from Bacteria found in the Human Nose Until now, conventional antibiotic discovery has focused on looking for compounds from bacteria living in dirt. But identifying novel compound structures from soil microbes has been getting harder. The new research, from Andreas Peschel and colleagues at the University of Tübingen, suggests that the […]
“Leah Simmons described herself as a very typical freshman biology major . . . ‘I was pre-med, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I knew exactly what kind of doctor I wanted to be.” COS News Article by Emily Ashbolt, Biomedical Physics, 2017
Congratulations to two of our Graduate Students Johanna Farkas and Polina Freitas who are co-first authors for a recent publication in Development!