Four students were given the College of Science Dean’s Awards for Graduate Student Excellence.
At Northeastern, Sarah Sherman has developed a passion for cancer research through hands-on training on co-op. For her Fulbright project, she plans to evaluate whether recent improvements to Botswana’s pathology labs have led to more timely diagnoses.
Climate change biologist Brian Helmuth will speak today at a high-level meeting at the United Nations headquarters, where he will highlight his research and participate in a discussion on efforts worldwide to address climate change and meet global sustainable development goals.
Biology professor Slava Epstein is the lead character in the short documentary “The History of Resistance,” in which he talks about his contributions to the search for beneficial microorganisms in places as close to home as his own backyard and, perhaps one day, as remote as the planet Mars.
Several graduate students are recipients of the annual awards.
Pankhuri Singhal and Matthew Nguyen published research on the regeneration of limbs in axolotls as first-line authors in Development.
Sarah Braun, a recipient of the Muckenhoupt Scholarship, says her co-op with Massachusetts Clean Energy Center confirmed her decision to work in the clean energy field.
The marriage of two innovative technologies—one developed by Northeastern’s Slava Epstein—could accelerate both the discovery of new antibiotics that kill pathogens without encountering resistance and the diagnosis of specific pathogens causing disease, which would enable fast, targeted treatments.
Though his career has focused on life at the microscopic scale, Assistant Professor of Biology Yunrong Chai knows that his field of microbiology has enormous implications for society.
Erin Cole, a PhD student studying how termites interact with the offspring they produce. She recently won an award for her research.