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Slava Epstein

Slava Epstein

Professor of Biology



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Northeastern receives $9M grant to fast track the discovery of new antibiotics

A team led by Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Biology Kim Lewis received a five-​​year, $9 mil­lion grant from the National Insti­tute of Health’s National Insti­tute of Allergy and Infec­tious Dis­eases to launch a novel plat­form for devel­oping antibi­otics that kill pathogens without encoun­tering resistance.

December 23, 2014 - Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Antimicrobial Discovery Center in the College of Science, researches novel antibiotic treatments.

Northeastern research the buzz of 2015

Ground­breaking sci­en­tific research pub­lished ear­lier this year by North­eastern researchers and their col­leagues topped the list of the 100 sci­en­tific arti­cles receiving the most media buzz and online atten­tion in 2015, according to the London-​​based com­pany Altmetric.


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

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

Manipulating the microbiome

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the J. Craig Ventor Insti­tute, biology pro­fessor Slava Epstein will study the roles of micro­bial species in model bac­te­rial com­mu­ni­ties of Northern Greenland.

Slava Epstein

Scouting for novel bacteria

Biology pro­fessor Slava Epstein pro­poses a new theory to explain why some bac­teria are so hard to grow in the lab.

Slava Epstein

Northeastern microbiologist wins funding to solve a mystery

National Insti­tutes of Health awards $1 mil­lion chal­lenge grant to grow and study microor­gan­isms causing oral disease

Selected Publications

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Draft Genome Sequence for Microbacterium laevaniformans Strain OR221, a Bacterium Tolerant to Metals, Nitrate, and Low pH

(with Steven D Brown, Anthony V Palumbo, Nicolai Panikov, Thilini Ariyawansa, Dawn M Klingeman, Courtney M Johnson, Miriam L Land, and Sagar M Utturkar) International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2012).


Stomatobaculum longum gen. nov., sp. nov., an obligately anaerobic bacterium from the human oral cavity

(with Maria V Sizova, Paul Muller, Nicolai Panikov, Manolis Mandalakis, Tine Hohmann, Amanda Hazen, William Fowle, Tanya Prozorov, and Dennis A Bazylinski) International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2012).


Genealogical analyses of multiple loci of litostomatean ciliates (Protista, Ciliophora, Litostomatea)

(with Peter Vďačný, William A Bourland, William Orsi and Wilhelm Foissner) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2012).

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