John de la Parra has a goal of using his love of plants to find new medicines from indigenous cultural practices and then bring in the full power of modern biotechnology to create a a controllable platform to create the medicines desperately needed for disease.
Boston is the apex of today’s biotechnology world. With over 250 companies in Boston, Cambridge, and surrounding suburbs, nearly every pharmaceutical company has a stake in Boston’s biotech network.
Kenneth W. Henderson, a scholar of synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry, is a professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame. He will join Northeastern on July 1.
Biotech entrepreneurship took center stage at Northeastern on Friday, when four teams of graduate students pitched their startups to a panel of judges at a competition that wrapped up an eight-week boot camp.
The Wolfgang Goetzinger-Amgen Memorial Scholar Award is in memory of Amgen’s well-respected and esteemed colleague, Wolfgang Goetzinger, an analytical chemist at Amgen’s Cambridge R&D facility and former post-doctoral fellow in the Barnett Institute at Northeastern University.
Northeastern University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis has received a $1.5 million grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to develop better treatments for Lyme disease.
Each year for the past seven years, Foreign Policy selected the leading Global Thinkers whose contributions and work have changed lives and are shaping the world.
Professor Matthias Mann, Director in the Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, was the recipient the Inaugural Barry L. Karger Medal in Bioanalysis.
Alexander R. Ivanov, research associate professor in the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, has received a research award from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. The award, one of only two given each year, provides a financial grant to young scientists to promote academic research in mass spectrometry.
Murray Gibson has decided to step down as the Dean of the College of Science, effective June 30, 2015. Murray’s tenure completes five years as the Founding Dean of the College of Science.