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Professor Mabrouk Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The College of Science at Northeastern University is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Patricia A. Mabrouk as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Mabrouk is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, with a research interest in Bioinorganic, Biophysical, Green, and Materials Chemistry.  Mabrouk is an innovative educator, and her research […]

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COS Introduces Communications Coordinator Lori Lennon

The College of Science is delighted to welcome Lori Lennon as our full-time Senior Writer and Communications Coordinator. For the past 5-and-a-half years, Lori worked at WBZ-TV as a Web producer. Before that, she was a TV and Web producer for NECN. Lori is a Husky. She graduated from Northeastern in 2004 with a degree […]

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A Cellular Roadmap For Medical Researchers

Advances in network science to map the complexity of human cells promises to offer significant new resources for health professionals striving to cure disease, according to a new paper coauthored by Albert-László Barabási, a world-renowned network scientist at Northeastern University. The paper, published in the January issue of Nature Reviews Genetics, presents the first major […]

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White Papers On COS Research Initiatives

Experience Science Northeastern 2015 First deadline 2/25/2011 Dear Faculty Colleagues, For the next step in our College of Science strategic planning exercise, I am soliciting short “white papers” on research initiatives. These white papers will be seeds for open discussion of initiatives at brainstorming meetings planned February through April. Our conversations have made me aware of […]

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Brain Biology May Dictate Social Networks

A new study by a Northeastern University researcher and her colleagues indicates that the size of a certain part of the human brain plays a significant role in determining the breadth of social relationships. Scientists found that the amygdala, a small structure in the temporal lobe of the brain, appears to be important to a […]

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Bird-Watching Lessons

What do emus, ostriches, and humans have in common? Similar walking and running mechanics and the ability to use energy efficiently, according to a new study coauthored by Northeastern University researcher Richard Marsh. The study links the muscle function of animals limbs with corresponding energy use, which Marsh said could spark breakthroughs in the development […]

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Shedding Light On A Protein, And A Future

While on a research co-op in London, senior Brendon Kellner investigated the inner workings of certain proteins through state-of-the-art ultrafast lasers. These lasers generate light pulses for only a tiny fraction of a second, but the impact of his experiential learning opportunity will last far longer. Kellner, a dual major in physics and philosophy, worked in the Division […]

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Improving Electric Field Sensor Technology

Northeastern University has received a $1.5 million subcontract award to develop a nanotechnology-based electric field sensor, a project that closely aligns with the University’s continued focus on solving global challenges through innovative, use-inspired research. Srinivas Sridhar, director of Northeastern’s Electronic Materials Research Institute (EMRI), will lead the research and development of the nanosensors-compact, energy-efficient devices that […]

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Improving Electric Field Sensor Technology

Northeastern University has received a $1.5 million subcontract award to develop a nanotechnology-based electric field sensor, a project that closely aligns with the University’s continued focus on solving global challenges through innovative, use-inspired research. Srinivas Sridhar, director of Northeastern’s Electronic Materials Research Institute (EMRI), will lead the research and development of the nanosensors-compact, energy-efficient devices that […]

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Sweet Emotion

Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett is researching the nature of emotion, and how it functions in the mind. Incorporating both psychological and neuroscience perspectives, Prof. Barrett takes inspiration from anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics. For her revolutionary research on the nature of emotion, Prof. Barrett received an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, which is awarded to […]

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