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University Distinguished Professor of Biology, Director of Antimicrobial Discovery Center



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Groundbreaking Northeastern research sweeps the globe

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis and his team’s pio­neering research pre­senting a new antibi­otic that kills pathogens without encoun­tering any detectable resis­tance has cap­tured head­lines world­wide and drawn wide­spread praise from the sci­en­tific community.

Kim Lewis

Northeastern research draws global attention

News out­lets world­wide and the sci­en­tific com­mu­nity have taken notice of new break­through research from North­eastern and col­lab­o­ra­tors in the U.S. and Europe that presents a new antibi­otic that elim­i­nates pathogens without encoun­tering any detectable resistance.

NovoBiotic Research Team

Newly discovered antibiotic kills pathogens without resistance

The dis­covery of this novel com­pound chal­lenges long-​​held sci­en­tific beliefs and holds great promise for treating an array of men­acing infec­tions, says North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis.

Kim Lewis

What lights their fire

Four pro­fes­sors in the Col­lege of Sci­ence explained what drives their pas­sion for sci­ence and dis­covery at a campus event Thursday night.

What Lights My Fire

3Qs: A new path to curing chronic Lyme disease

Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Biology Kim Lewis is exploring alter­na­tive approaches to curing chronic Lyme dis­ease using his exper­tise in bac­te­rial cell persistence.

Kim Lewis

Researchers discover new treatment to cure the MRSA ‘superbug’

North­eastern biol­o­gists have devel­oped a method for treating intractable chronic infec­tions, which kill more than tens of thou­sands of Amer­i­cans each year.


Report shows Northeastern spinoffs help fuel economic growth

Three North­eastern spin­offs were high­lighted in a new report from The Sci­ence Coali­tion as exam­ples of how fed­er­ally funded uni­ver­sity research and the com­pa­nies cre­ated from that work can boosts the U.S. economy.

Vince Harris

Study: Antibiotics are unique assassins

In recent years, the notion that there is a single mech­a­nism by which antibi­otics wipe out bac­teria has per­me­ated the field of micro­bi­ology. Now, new research from pro­fessor Kim Lewis and his team ques­tions that hypothesis.

Kim Lewis

Biology researcher named academy fellow

Director of Northeastern’s Antimi­cro­bial Dis­covery Center elected to the Amer­ican Academy of Micro­bi­ology on the strength of his research achievements

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

Inaugural Academic Honors Convocation rewards excellence

Pres­i­dent Aoun calls stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff a “pow­erful force” for inno­v­a­tive research, aca­d­emic excel­lence and engage­ment on campus and across the world.

Academic Honors Convocation

Microbe research earns $1.3 million NIH grant

Biol­o­gist Kim Lewis hopes to grow pre­vi­ously uncul­ti­vat­able gut microor­gan­isms in the lab

NIH funds anti-​​tuberculosis research

Biology pro­fessor receives new grant to develop antibi­otics that can kill resis­tant tuber­cu­losis strains

Discovery on the path to new antibiotics

North­eastern research team iden­ti­fies, for the first time, a mech­a­nism that enables new forms of bac­teria to grow in lab

Breakthrough in tracking a cause of chronic infections

North­eastern researchers dis­cover a pro­tein that enables bac­teria to re-​​infect patients even after aggres­sive antibi­otic treatments

Northeastern professor granted $5.5 millionby NIH

North­eastern biol­o­gist to research how cer­tain bac­teria pop­u­la­tions sur­vive antibi­otic treatment

Indiana Jones-​​style professor explores frontiers of microbial science

Slava Epstein wouldn’t be mis­taken for Indiana Jones, but a few min­utes in his com­pany, exam­ining an Ama­zonian bow and arrow that reaches to his ceiling tiles, a stone axe […]

$2.7 million project to develop antibacterial therapy

Research aims to trans­late nat­u­rally occur­ring process in plants into human antibac­te­rial treat­ment for poten­tially fatal infection

Northeastern University Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration Grant for Innovative Global Health Research by Professor Kim Lewis

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity announced today that it has received a $100,000 Grand Chal­lenges Explo­rations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion. The grant will sup­port an inno­v­a­tive global health research […]

Northeastern University Postdoctoral Associate Receives Prestigious Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Boston, Mass. — Dr. Lawrence Mulcahy of North­eastern University’s Antimi­cro­bial Dis­covery Center and Depart­ment of Biology, has received an esteemed Post­doc­toral Fel­low­ship Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foun­da­tion, the leading […]

Northeastern University Professor Receives $1.4 MillionNIH Grant to Study Genetics of Resistant Bacteria

BOSTON – April 10, 2008 – Dr. Kim Lewis, Pro­fessor of Biology and Director of the Antimi­cro­bial Center at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, has been awarded a $1.4 mil­lion grant from the […]

Northeastern University Researchers Discover Groundbreaking Cultivation Technique

Sci­en­tists find inno­v­a­tive method for cul­ti­vating bac­teria Two North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers have dis­cov­ered a way to domes­ti­cate “stub­born” micro­bial species. The rev­o­lu­tionary method cap­i­tal­izes on their ear­lier tech­nology to grow […]

Gates Foundation Partners with Northeastern University to Fight Global TB Epidemic

Uni­ver­sity Research Team is One of 11 Grantees Sharing the $280 Mil­lion Fund North­eastern Uni­ver­sity announced today that Dr. Kim Lewis, Pro­fessor of Biology and Director of the Antimi­cro­bial Center, is […]

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