William Detrich, Professor of Marine Molecular Biology and Biochemistry posed for a portrait in the Marine Science Center at Northeastern University

3Qs: Creating the world’s largest marine preserve and what it means for fishing, climate research

Last week, an international agreement established the world’s largest marine protected area in Antarctica’s Ross Sea. Northeastern’s William Detrich, an expert in marine molecular biology, calls the sea one of the world’s “very few pristine marine ecosystems” and says the protected area “will serve as a natural laboratory for assessing and forecasting climate change on Earth.”

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Sridhar Srinivas

Professor honored for outstanding contributions to improving diversity in biomedical engineering

Northeastern professor Srinivas Sridhar, who has led pioneering research and education initiatives in the field of nanomedicine, has received the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award. “This award recognizes the work I’ve been doing for the past 10 years, a path motivated by spreading knowledge and breaking down barriers to access of knowledge,” he said.

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