Assistant professor Leila Deravi takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigating the proteins that drive complex biological systems and building materials in the lab that replicate those systems. Among her research projects are optical displays inspired by squids and a face cream that strengthens skin proteins to reduce wrinkles.
Bio-inspired materials chemistry is a fascinating field that focuses on understanding natural biological systems and mimicking their properties in synthetic materials. An NSF grant will allow new Northeastern University professor to continue her research on cephalopods.
Associate Professor Michael Pollastri spent a decade in the pharmaceutical industry before coming to Northeastern University to focus on finding cures for neglected tropical diseases. The NIH grant will help him continue his work in drug discovery for what’s commonly known as sleeping sickness.
Congratulations to the Northeastern University Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society for earning the title of Outstanding Student Chapter and Green Chemistry Award from the ACS!
Kenneth Henderson can point to the moment when his career spun in an exciting new direction: a five-month industry placement in London prior to his senior year of college. Here, the new College of Science dean discusses the importance of experiential education and his vision for the college.
Dana Klug, Chemistry 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.
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 goal of the joint research is to understand and develop small molecule drugs that target the deubiquitinating enzyme USP-10.
Northeastern University College of Science Dean Kenneth Henderson delivered the opening lecture at the Universities of Scotland Inorganic Chemistry Conference earlier this week, held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
Professor John Engen helped develop a new hybrid technique to study how a critical HIV protein changes shape to allow infected cells to evade the immune system.