chemistry

Alexandros Makriyannis

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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Cancer research co-​​op points to exciting career path

When Mark Nan­iong, S’14, began his co-​​op at the Boston-​​based Belfer Insti­tute for Applied Cancer Sci­ences at Dana-​​Farber Cancer Insti­tute last spring, becoming a sci­en­tist wasn’t on his radar. But his expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­nity at the world-​​renowned treat­ment and research facility gave him a rare oppor­tu­nity to con­duct cut­ting edge research that could have major impli­ca­tions for the gen­eral public—an impact that this fifth-​​year chem­istry major hopes to cul­ti­vate in a future career in patent law. – See more at: http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2014/01/naniong/#sthash.Va4j7fzU.dpuf

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