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.
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.
Distinguished Professor and Nobel Laureate Martin Karplus presents, “Motion: The Hallmark of Life. From Marsupials to Molecules.”
Penny Beuning’s research is based on relationships. Proteins, DNA, RNA in a dance of scientific compatibility.
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
In one of the largest science-research-based crowdfunding campaigns to date, Northeastern University College of Science associate professor Michael Pollastri raised $25,031.
Congratulations to Kristian Teichert, an undergraduate chemistry student who works in Professor John Engen’s lab.
Justin Roberts, an undergraduate student in John Engen’s lab, has been awarded a 2013/14 Provost Undergraduate Research Award.