Chemistry doctoral student Dana Klug makes possible drug options the way a chef makes a gourmet dish—adding an atom of hydrogen here, removing an atom of nitrogen there—to stop a deadly parasite in its tracks.
Associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology Michael Pollastri has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance his research into a treatment for sleeping sickness.
By the time he was 3 years old, Richard Ernst had not yet learned to speak his native language. His only way of communicating was through the translation of his […]
What do you do in your spare time? Personally, I’ve been reading Game of Thrones and re-covering my couch cushions. Others play sports or watch movies. But I know of […]
Chemistry professor and chair Graham Jones uses environmentally (and financially) friendly methods to conduct organic drug research.
Sunny Zhou, an associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has received $1 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the importance of an enzyme in aging and disease.
Northeastern graduate students are working to develop the next generation of energy efficient lithium batteries.
Civil and environmental engineering professor Philip Larese-Casanova has had a life-long love affair with metals. In his work in aquatic environmental chemistry, he looks at how metallic pollutants transform and […]
The leaders of the Northeastern Biochemistry club attribute its success to strong friendships and a deep interest in the field.
By now you’ve probably heard of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners and the problems they had in their first weeks in the air. Basically, the Dreamliner is an extremely fuel-efficient airliner. […]
Complex decision-making requires us to select the most important information and throw out the rest, according to John Coley, an associate professor of psychology.
For decades, the inner workings of a protein implicated in the cause of nearly 30 percent of all cancers baffled drug developers. But chemistry professor Carla Mattos may have unlocked the mystery.
The crime lab looks a lot different in real life than it does on TV, according to chemistry major Jacquelyn Horman, who was on co-op with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
There are certain things most Americans expect to encounter on Thursday: Turkey. Mashed potatoes. A lazy afternoon. Too many lagers. A belly ache. A nod toward the things we’re thankful […]
In a new research paper, Northeastern faculty members discuss the analytical challenges researchers face as biosimilars take center stage in pharmaceutical development.
Fourth year student Christine Dunne loves to travel. During high school she spent two months in China while her mother taught accounting. Later the family ventured to Thailand, laying the […]
Senior chemistry major Krista Wager will graduate this Friday after a prolific undergraduate research career.
Chemistry professor William Hancock is a co-organizer of a major scientific undertaking: mapping the human proteome, one chromosome at a time.
The Center for Drug Discovery at Northeastern hosted the 10th annual symposium on current trends in drug-abuse research earlier this month.
I’ve only been gone for a few months, but it feels like eons since I donned a pair of goggles and got my gloves dirty in a chem lab. Today I […]
Chemistry and chemical biology chair Graham Jones explains Northeastern’s role in the emerging field of green chemistry
Professors Mary Jo Ondrechen and Penny J. Beuning received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study enzymes for industrial chemistry applications.
A Northeastern PhD student working on a breakthrough in cancer detection is inspired by connections made with Nobel Prize winners at global conference.
A professor and his team of chemistry students are committed to discovering cures for diseases that affect the world’s poor.