Chemistry

Fighting NTDs Through Crowdfunding

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Professor Michael Pollastri is creating a new platform to share data with international researchers focused on neglected tropical diseases.

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Crowdfunding drug discovery

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The secrecy model that dominates drug discovery doesn’t work for neglected tropical diseases. Associate Professor Michael Pollastri hopes to shift that paradigm with a new platform for secure data-sharing.

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Chemistry professor named to Power List

Barry Karger

He has helped guide close to 200 students, postdoctoral researchers, and staff members, and now Dr. Barry Karger has been named to The Analytical Scientist’s POWER LIST.

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Daniela Brunner at Northeastern University

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Dr. Daniela Brunner of PsychoGenics talks at the Accelerating Translational Research for Drug Discovery conference at Northeastern University.

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Creating a better drug to treat psychiatric disorders

Raymond Booth

I first became interested in drugs to treat brain diseases with I was a pharmacy student at Northeastern in the early 1980s. After I got my PhD in medicinal chemistry at the University of California–San Francisco, I returned to Boston for a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. At the time, I was drawn to research on neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s. But by 1987, I switched to neuropsychiatric diseases, and that’s what I’ve been focused on ever since.

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Northeastern to host Renewable Energy Storage Symposium

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Alter­na­tive energy sources are often touted as the solu­tion to the waning global supply of oil and mounting evi­dence of carbon-​​induced cli­mate change.

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‘Faster, cheaper, cleaner’

Graham Jones

North­eastern is one of 20 U.S. uni­ver­si­ties committed to a greener way of doing and teaching chem­istry.

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Researcher studies protein’s role in aging

Zhaohui Sunny Zhou

With time, the amino acid known as asparagine will even­tu­ally degrade.

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Interdisciplinary investigation

Kaitlyn Duffy

Rising senior Kaitlyn Duffy has explored a range of sci­ence and security-​​related topics.

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‘Battery’ to the Future

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Mehmet Ates and Matthew Trahan are working with research pro­fessor K. M. Abraham to develop the next gen­er­a­tion of energy effi­cient lithium bat­teries.

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