The secret life of serotonin

Post-​​doctoral researcher Chris Skip­with has received two pres­ti­gious fel­low­ships to develop nanosen­sors that detect sero­tonin and other small mol­e­cules in order to gain a better under­standing of their role in car­dio­vas­cular disease.

Three students earn NSF graduate research fellowships

Doc­toral stu­dents Allison Matzelle, Jen­nifer Morales, and Tanya Rogers have been named 2014 grad­uate research fel­lows by the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion. The pro­gram sup­ports out­standing grad­uate stu­dents in NSF-​​supported sci­ence, tech­nology, engi­neering, and math­e­matics disciplines.

A 50-​​year scientific legacy

North­eastern pro­fessor Barry Karger, whose con­tri­bu­tions to ana­lyt­ical chem­istry helped enable the sequencing of the human genome, will receive the Arnold O. Beckman Medal and Award for Out­standing Sci­en­tific Achieve­ments in the Field of Elec­tro­driven Sep­a­ra­tion Tech­niques later this month.

Face value

Assis­tant pro­fessor Ray­mond Fu is devel­oping facial recog­ni­tion soft­ware with appli­ca­tions ranging from adver­tising to crim­inal inves­ti­ga­tions. His research recently earned him a Young Inves­ti­gator award from the Inter­na­tional Neural Net­work Society.

President Aoun elected fellow of prestigious scientific association

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun has been elected a fellow of the Amer­ican Asso­ci­a­tion for the Advance­ment of Sci­ence, the world’s largest gen­eral sci­en­tific society—a dis­tinc­tion bestowed upon mem­bers who have made efforts to advance sci­ence or its applications.

Earth-​​based startup gets a boost from space

The Center for the Advance­ment of Sci­ence in Space has selected North­eastern spinoff com­pany Quad Tech­nolo­gies as one of eight star­tups through the Mass­Chal­lenge Startup Accel­er­ator to receive funding that will leverage their research on the Inter­na­tional Space Sta­tion U.S. National Laboratory.

Targeted drug delivery researcher earns lifetime achievement award

Vladimir Torchilin, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences, has earned a life­time achieve­ment award for his out­standing con­tri­bu­tions to the field of tar­geted drug delivery.

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A new strategy for landmine detection

Talk about making com­plex topics acces­sible to the gen­eral public — this video from PhD can­di­date Margery Hines does such a good job explaining ground pen­e­trating radar (GPR) for landmine […]

The language of neural cells

Heather Clark, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences, has received a $300,000 Young Fac­ulty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to explore neural cell communication.