Biochemistry

George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair at Northeastern and Founder and Director of the Center for Drug Discovery

Longtime Northeastern chemist receives prestigious AAPS award

Alexandros Makriyannis, George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair at Northeastern and Founder and Director of the Center for Drug Discovery, has received the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award for 2015. This award is part of a long line of accomplishments for Makriyannis, who has published over 500 papers and has over 50 patents in the field of medicinal chemistry.

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Chemistry strudents on dialogue in Europe

Chemistry students head to Europe for research trip

Thirty students took part in NU-CD4. The course focused on the drug development process and gave the students the opportunity both to visit world-leading institutions in pharmaceutical research and manufacturing and conduct a research project focusing on identifying problems with existing drugs and developing novel remedies for those problems.

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Fred Davis

3Qs: The science of sleep

If you want to ace your exams, you’ll need to study hard. But, says Fred Davis, a biology professor with expertise in circadian rhythms, you’ll also need to put down the books and catch a little shuteye.

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