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Prof. John Engen’s research featured in Cell

Congratulations to chemistry Prof. John Engen, whose sabbatical research was recently featured in Cell!

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Members of Congress visit Marine Science Center

The squirming claws of a blue lob­ster did not deter U.S. Reps. John Tierney and Katherine Clark from get­ting their hands dirty—and soaked—as they eagerly exam­ined the rare species on Wednesday at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

David Kimbro

Stuck in the middle with oysters and crabs

Research from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity ecol­o­gist David Kimbro, along with colleagues Jon Grabowski and Randall Hughes, shows that the behavior of middle preda­tors in marine food webs plays an impor­tant role in the wel­fare of the whole system—and that, like our behavior, middle predator behavior is pretty fickle.

Rachael Tompa

Next stop: space

Physics and mechanical engineering major Rachael Tompa wants to be an astronaut. She chose Northeastern because of its co-op program which led to her experiential learning opportunity at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Her next stop? Probably the International Space Station.

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Mission 31 to splash down on June 1

Northeastern researchers will investigate the effects of global change on reef ecology as part of Mission 31, documentary filmmaker Fabien Cousteau’s 31-day underwater expedition off the coast of Florida.

Barry Karger

A 50-​​year scientific legacy

Northeastern professor Barry Karger, whose contributions to analytical chemistry helped enable the sequencing of the human genome, received the Arnold O. Beckman Medal and Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements in the field of electrodriven separation techniques.

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Marine researcher sticks to her roots

As a teenager, Jen­nifer Elliott read about a con­ser­va­tion project to save the rare endemic birds of her home­land of Mau­ri­tius, a small island located in the Indian Ocean. “I was imme­di­ately intrigued by this project and wanted to meet the sci­en­tists in charge to learn more,” Elliott said. “I wanted to help.”

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Congratulations to COS’ Huntington 100 Students

The 2014 “Huntington 100″ honorees have been announced.

Iris Berent

Our Brains are Hardwired for Language

A groundbreaking study published in PLOS ONE by Prof. Iris Berent of Northeastern University and researchers at Harvard Medical School shows the brains of individual speakers are sensitive to language universals.

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Probing Relationships between Protein Structure and Movement

Penny Beuning’s research is based on relationships. Proteins, DNA, RNA in a dance of scientific compatibility. A dance that affects life, the fight against disease and understanding how to create new chemical reactions. An associate professor in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern’s College of Science, Beuning’s groundbreaking efforts were documented recently in a paper published in “Structure.” In it, she detailed how various proteins might act in different situations in the lab.

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