As flu season approaches, the debate about whether to get the flu shot begins anew. Jennifer Kirwin, associate clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, provides a primer on the science behind the vaccine.
Thomas Webster, professor and chair of the chemical engineering department, knows the value of working overseas and of conducting research outside Northeastern. Putting the two together, he launched a summer program that gives undergraduates research opportunities at seven universities around the world and brings students from those institutions here.
Stratis Ioannidis wants to build the world’s best targeted mobile advertising system, a platform that presents highly relevant ads to consumers while simultaneously protecting their privacy.
In an age of increasingly sophisticated computer hacks, new professor Cristina Nita-Rotaru designs systems that can withstand misconfigurations and cyberattacks.
“Coming out was like showing people who I am for the very first time,” said Alex Ahmed, PhD’19. “I wasn’t a different person, but there was something about me that was very different, something that could change how you see me.”
It’s not every day that a scientist gets a theory named after him. But when seismologists learned of Northeastern professor George Adams’s theory to help predict earthquake damage, they knew just what to call it: Adams Instability.
VW’s admitted installation of software in diesel cars to cheat emissions tests raises questions in fields ranging from law and business to the environment, public health, and technology. We asked Northeastern faculty experts to discuss these issues.
Kimberly Eddleston in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business is one of four professors to be recognized with a Distinguished Professorship by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The award will support her innovative research on family businesses and the careers of entrepreneurs.
Students explored a wealth of research opportunities in a range of fields, from nanomedicine and environmental health to magnetic sensing and machine learning.
The award, from the NIH and the EPA, will establish a center in Puerto Rico that will study how pollutant exposure and psychosocial risk factors impact the health and development of children living on the island’s heavily contaminated northern coast.
Eno Ebong, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, harnesses the power of multiple fields—from chemical engineering to nanomedicine—to lay the groundwork for treating vascular disease.
Ellen Cushman’s research centers on literacy in tribal and urban communities, with a particular focus on exploring language’s role in the everyday struggle for dignity, respect, and change.