College of Science

The future’s most pressing energy questions

Sanjeev Mukerjee

Top researchers, entre­pre­neurs, scholars, and pol­i­cy­makers from Mass­a­chu­setts and Switzer­land con­vened at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Friday for an energy summit, where par­tic­i­pants dis­cussed inno­va­tions and strate­gies to address cli­mate change and a range of other global energy challenges.

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Posted in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences

A little gratitude can go a long way


Psychology professor David DeSteno was recently featured in an article about gratitude and financial patience.

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Posted in Psychology

NUScience Summer 2014 Edition Released

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Check out the most recent edition of the NUScience magazine and read all about the College of Science.

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Posted in Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Linguistics, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

ADC postdoc receives prestigious award

Kim Lewis and Brian Conlon

Brian Conlon, a Senior Scientist in Northeastern University’s Antimicrobial Discovery Center, received a Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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Posted in Biology

Biochemistry program gets new director

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Dean J. Murray Gibson announces appointment of Phyllis Strauss as Interim Director of the Biochemistry Program.

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Posted in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Highway of dreams for microbiologists


A few years ago, biologists Slava Epstein and Yoshiteru Aoi fantasized about a device that would work like a highway lane closure to isolate pure bacterial samples from the environment. They teamed with assistant professor of chemical engineering Ed Goluch to make this a reality.

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Posted in Biology

A simpler way to test for water pollution

Loretta Fernandez

Assistant professor Loretta Fernandez has developed a straightforward method for determining the concentration of contaminants likely to end up in the tissues of organisms living in polluted waterways.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

Live from the seafloor, it’s Mission 31!

Mission 31 at the Museum of Science

Last week, Northeastern researchers were joined by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Stephen W. Director to converse with audience members at the Boston Museum of Science from a unique vantage point: the bottom of the ocean at the Aquarius Reef Base off Florida’s coast.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

Hot and bothered: climate change and the ecology of fear

Geoff Trussell

When animals must balance the fear of being eaten with their own need to feed, their decisions affect the entire ecosystem. New research from professor Geoff Trussell, who directs Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, suggests this effect is even more pronounced under future climate change scenarios.

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The King of queen bees

Biology major Lena King, S'15, is on co-op with Best Bees Company, which was founded by Noah Wilson-Rich, S'05, in 2010. Best Bees Co. is a honeybee hive management company for residential and commercial locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

Biology student Lena King was captivated the first time she saw an open bee hive. On co-op at a Boston-based beekeeping company, she’s observing the world of the queen bee and researching ways to help honeybees survive.

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