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NUScience Summer 2014 Edition Released

Check out the most recent edition of the NUScience magazine and read all about the College of Science.

Kim Lewis and Brian Conlon

ADC postdoc receives prestigious award

Brian Conlon, a Senior Scientist in Northeastern University’s Antimicrobial Discovery Center, received a Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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Biochemistry program gets new director

Dean J. Murray Gibson announces appointment of Phyllis Strauss as Interim Director of the Biochemistry Program.

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Highway of dreams for microbiologists

A few years ago, biologists Slava Epstein and Yoshiteru Aoi fantasized about a device that would work like a highway lane closure to isolate pure bacterial samples from the environment. They teamed with assistant professor of chemical engineering Ed Goluch to make this a reality.

Loretta Fernandez

A simpler way to test for water pollution

Assistant professor Loretta Fernandez has developed a straightforward method for determining the concentration of contaminants likely to end up in the tissues of organisms living in polluted waterways.

Mission 31 at the Museum of Science

Live from the seafloor, it’s Mission 31!

Last week, Northeastern researchers were joined by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Stephen W. Director to converse with audience members at the Boston Museum of Science from a unique vantage point: the bottom of the ocean at the Aquarius Reef Base off Florida’s coast.

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Hot and bothered: climate change and the ecology of fear

When animals must balance the fear of being eaten with their own need to feed, their decisions affect the entire ecosystem. New research from professor Geoff Trussell, who directs Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, suggests this effect is even more pronounced under future climate change scenarios.

Biology major Lena King, S'15, is on co-op with Best Bees Company, which was founded by Noah Wilson-Rich, S'05, in 2010. Best Bees Co. is a honeybee hive management company for residential and commercial locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

The King of queen bees

Biology student Lena King was captivated the first time she saw an open bee hive. On co-op at a Boston-based beekeeping company, she’s observing the world of the queen bee and researching ways to help honeybees survive.

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Take 5: A ‘Nor’Easter’ on Florida’s tropical shores?

For the next two weeks fac­ulty, stu­dents, and staff from North­eastern University’s Urban Coastal Sus­tain­ability Ini­tia­tive and led by pro­fes­sors Mark Pat­terson and Brian Hel­muth are taking part in Mis­sion 31.

Alexandros Makriyannis

An off-​​switch for drugs’ toxic side effects

New research from the Center for Drug Discovery at Northeastern presents a series of molecules that can be controllably deactivated, thereby reducing the side effects of potentially valuable drugs.

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