Fiction is often inspired by fact, and fantasy grounded in reality. That’s no more evident than in Game of Thrones itself, where a deadly poison, a disfiguring disease, and a fiercely loyal species of animal have been inspired by real-world beasts, brews, and afflictions. Here, PhD candidate Rebecca Certner offers an entertaining look at the science behind the show’s epic fantasyland.
Amanda Dell’Olio is responsible for analyzing and maintaining the water quality throughout the Walt Disney World properties.
Dr. Barry Karger has taught at Northeastern University for 53 years, and has spent 43 years as director of the Barnett Institute. But if you ask him about his retirement, he’ll tell you, “I’m not going to just go fishing.”
Theo Bowe’s co-op jobs in campus labs and far-flung countries have prepared him for the next phase of his academic journey: Harvard Medical School. Here, the biology major reflects on his past five years at Northeastern and offers some keen advice to other students.
Though in Cape Town, South Africa to work, Rose Caplan is soaking up as much of the region as she can.
A biology major in Northeastern’s Honors Program and a 2016 Presidential Global Fellow, Julie Hugunin plans to pursue an MD/PhD program to combine her clinical and research interests, informed by a holistic approach. “Northeastern is about putting yourself out there and being fearless,” she says.
Environmental science major Amanda Kerr is working and living on Awhi Farm.
Isaac Kresse is working for SINTEF in Trondheim, Norway.
Marine scientists in Australia recently reported that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is now bleached. Northeastern’s Steven Vollmer explains why the condition, typically the result of warming ocean temperatures, could lead to “the ocean’s equivalent of a rainforest with no trees.”
The Biochemistry Club was recently awarded a national award, as well as one from Northeastern University.