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Chemistry Nobel Laureate to Speak at Northeastern


The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will be hosting a lecture by Prof. Martin Karplus, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year. Prof. Carla Mattos, one of REU’s program directors, answered a few of our questions about Prof.

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Antarctic co-​​op: The not so sunny side of things

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Eileen Sheehan, a biochemistry student on co-op at Palmer Station, Antarctica, guest blogs about how the lack of daylight affects her scientific research.

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Posted in Biochemistry

Lobsterwoman turned marine biologist fishes for answers

Marissa McMahan

Northeastern graduate student Marissa McMahan is marshaling her scientific training and her family’s connection to the Maine lobster industry to research the black sea bass’ northern range expansion due to climate change.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

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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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