Chemistry

Probing Relationships between Protein Structure and Movement

Jaylene Ollivierre

Penny Beuning’s research is based on relationships. Proteins, DNA, RNA in a dance of scientific compatibility. A dance that affects life, the fight against disease and understanding how to create new chemical reactions. An associate professor in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern’s College of Science, Beuning’s groundbreaking efforts were documented recently in a paper published in “Structure.” In it, she detailed how various proteins might act in different situations in the lab.

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RISE to the occasion

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Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their most recent scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial ventures on Thursday at RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo.

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Fostering A Renewable Interest In Science

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Frustrating, enigmatic and enlightening. That’s how graduating senior Elise Miner describes her scientific research when striving to develop economically sustainable renewable energy sources.

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3Qs: Drug diagnosis

John Engen

Chemistry and chemical biology professor John R. Engen uses a novel technique to analyze large, complex biopharmaceutical drugs, which could have major implications for healthcare and its associated costs.

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Students find life calling through co-​​op

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Nearly two-​​dozen stu­dents shared their co-​​op expe­ri­ences with their peers at the Col­lege of Sci­ence Spring Co-​​op Expo on Friday in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater.

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Cancer research co-​​op points to exciting career path

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When Mark Nan­iong began his co-​​op at the Boston-​​based Belfer Insti­tute for Applied Cancer Sci­ences at Dana-​​Farber Cancer Insti­tute last spring, becoming a sci­en­tist wasn’t on his radar.

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Chemistry professor raises $25,000 for NTD research

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In one of the largest science-research-based crowdfunding campaigns to date, Northeastern University College of Science associate professor Michael Pollastri raised $25,031.

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Chemistry student awarded Provost’s Research Award

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Justin Roberts, an undergraduate student in John Engen’s lab, has been awarded a 2013/14 Provost Undergraduate Research Award.

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Undergraduate chemistry student awarded university grant

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Congratulations to Kristian Teichert!

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Slowing down DNA

Meni Wanunu

A research team led by Meni Wanunu, assistant professor of physics and chemistry and chemical biology, has found that nanopores made of hafnium oxide slow the passage of DNA and are very stable.

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