Alex Vespignani is the Sternberg Distinguished Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Health Sciences.

Validation for Flu Prediction

As news of the latest outbreak is upon us, Vespignani and his colleagues recently pub­lished an article in the journal BMC Med­i­cine that offers defin­i­tive proof of a strong agree­ment between the pre­dic­tions and the real-​​life sur­veil­lance data col­lected in 2009.

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Are Gadgets Changing Our Brains?

Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett was featured in an article in the Financial Times about cerebral circuitry and whether gadgets are changing the way our brains work.

James Monaghan

The salamander king

When assis­tant pro­fessor of biology James Mon­aghan was an under­grad­uate, he hung a life-​​size inflat­able Spi­derman from the ceiling of his dorm room.

Photo courtesy iStockphoto

3Qs: Doomsday predictions debunked

Some people are not making plans for the New Year. From hiding in bomb shel­ters to sharp­ening their sur­vival skills, doomsday the­o­rists are preparing for judg­ment day, which the Mayan cal­endar pre­dicts will take place on Friday.

Fall Foliage

College of Science Alumnus Wins Poster Contest

Dan Shea focuses his work on BPAs — not the ones associated with plastics, but rather a class of anti-cancer drugs that also has anti-microbial properties.


Prof. Gilbert Elected to American Chemical Society Board of Directors

Northeastern University’s own Dr. Thomas R. Gilbert, an associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, was recently elected to the American Chemical Society Board of Directors. He will serve as the director for District I, which includes New England, New York, and parts of Pennsylvania.

Campus Holidays

Happy Holidays from the College of Science

A video of holiday greetings from the people who make up the College of Science.

Campus Aerial Photography

Students Say Co-Op Is A Great Experience

In this video, students from several departments in the College of Science urger other students to go on co-op.

Dessislava Bogoeva

In Germany, fifth-​​year student finds science and self

North­eastern fifth-​​year stu­dent Dessislava Bogoeva was born in Bul­garia and moved to the United States at age 10. Now she feels like she can call Ger­many her third home after taking advan­tage of sev­eral dynamic expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties in the western Euro­pean nation.


Zombies and Animal Adoption — Thinking Like Scientists

Zombies versus Their Brain Snatchers. Sounds like the title of a Friday night made-for-TV movie. Or maybe a choose your own adventure book. Instead, this is the title of Parvathy Prasad’s poster on display in Curry Student Center during the Inquiries in Biology Poster Symposium.

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