The College of Science Distinguished Professor rank is reserved for the most outstanding faculty in the college. During Engen’s time at Northeastern, he has made a deep and lasting impact on the college’s mission and success.
Alexander R. Ivanov, an associate research professor in the College of Science and the Barnett Institute, with assistance of collaborators Dr. Shashi Murthy, of Northeastern’s Chemical Engineering Department, and David Frank, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was recently awarded a $1.5 million-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
The goal of the joint research is to understand and develop small molecule drugs that target the deubiquitinating enzyme USP-10.
Dr. Barry Karger has taught at Northeastern University for 53 years, and has spent 43 years as director of the Barnett Institute. But if you ask him about his retirement, he’ll tell you, “I’m not going to just go fishing.”
The Wolfgang Goetzinger-Amgen Memorial Scholar Award is in memory of Amgen’s well-respected and esteemed colleague, Wolfgang Goetzinger, an analytical chemist at Amgen’s Cambridge R&D facility and former post-doctoral fellow in the Barnett Institute at Northeastern University.
Professor Matthias Mann, Director in the Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, was the recipient the Inaugural Barry L. Karger Medal in Bioanalysis.
The prevailing view of research science is that professors and laboratory staff work on obscure challenges for which a lifetime might not be enough time to solve. Or that their projects might have limited application in the ‘real’ world. If that’s how you think, you haven’t met Dr. Barry Karger.
Dr. William Hancock, the Bradstreet Chair in Chemistry and Chemical Biology and an expert in protein drugs, has been invited to serve as a consultant as a consultant to the Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Northeastern’s Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis.