Professor Max Diem retired from Northeastern University at the end of the spring semester after a decade in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
Bio-inspired materials chemistry is a fascinating field that focuses on understanding natural biological systems and mimicking their properties in synthetic materials. An NSF grant will allow new Northeastern University professor to continue her research on cephalopods.
Associate Professor Michael Pollastri spent a decade in the pharmaceutical industry before coming to Northeastern University to focus on finding cures for neglected tropical diseases. The NIH grant will help him continue his work in drug discovery for what’s commonly known as sleeping sickness.
Alexander R. Ivanov’s paper recognized as one of the top ten chromatography and mass spectrometry papers in the last year.
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. Goetzinger died in September 2015 after a battle with cancer. He was 51 years old.
Tom Gilbert, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is one of two people vying to be president of the world’s largest scientific professional society.
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.
Dr. Carolyn Lee-Parsons, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Biology, and Dr. Erin Cram, Associate Professor of Biology, have received a $650,000 grant from the NSF to investigate the production of cancer drugs in Catharanthus roseus, also known as the Madagascar periwinkle.
Dr. Harry B. Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry, and founding Director of the Beckman Institute, at the California Institute of Technology, visited Northeastern on September 30, 2015.
Thirty students from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology traveled to Europe to participate in the department’s inaugural “Northeastern University Chemistry, Drug Discovery, and Development Dialogue” course in July and August of 2015.