In a recently funded project involving Boston Children’s Hospital and Northeastern University, chemistry Professors John R. Engen and Roxana Iacob have teamed up with Prof. Timothy A. Springer—a renowned immunologist and structural biologist from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Boston Children’s Hospital—to uncover the inner-workings of an extremely complex class of proteins.
The Northeastern chapter of the Science Club For Girls mentors young women in science, technology, math and engineering fields, giving the younger set the nickname the “STEMinistas.”
Assistant Professor Leila Deravi, a member of the chemistry faculty, has secured a $232,343 grant over 18 months from the U.S. Army Research Office.
The goal of the joint research is to understand and develop small molecule drugs that target the deubiquitinating enzyme USP-10.
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) awarded the 2016 John Hunt Medal to Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor Alain Karma.
The taste of a piece of meat depends largely on how we feel about the way we believe the animal was raised. Northeastern psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett found that our feelings about “factory farms” vs. humane conditions can even change what we see on the plate.
Instead of protons “hopping” over barriers from point A to B, new research by professor Paul Champion and his team reveals for the first time that protons actually tunnel through these barriers. This discovery upends a centuries-old belief about how protons behave.
Psychology professor David DeSteno wrote an article titled, “The Connection Between Pride and Persistence” for the Harvard Business Review. In it he evaluates the connection between an employee receiving praise and their work ethic moving forward.
Physics professor Don Heiman authored a paper in Nature that describes his work making topological insulators more feasible for use in everything from iPhones to quantum computing.
Bridget Salna, Physics PhD candidate, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about what it’s like to work and study at Northeastern University.