The most powerful and valuable experiences Yunrong Chai has had as a biology professor and researcher have come from unexpected occurrences in the laboratory. The path to success is a difficult one. He says the field of study is still heavily focused on observation-based research. That’s why the unexpected is so important.
Born from soil, the novel compound made possible by Northeastern researchers’ pioneering work is making headlines around the world and receiving applause from the science community.
In recent years, a body of publications in the microbiology field has challenged all previous knowledge of how antibiotics kill bacteria.