Squid-​​inspired electronic screens: How one professor builds tech solutions that replicate nature

Assis­tant pro­fessor Leila Deravi takes an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary approach to inves­ti­gating the pro­teins that drive com­plex bio­log­ical sys­tems and building mate­rials in the lab that repli­cate those sys­tems. Among her research projects are optical dis­plays inspired by squids and a face cream that strengthens skin pro­teins to reduce wrinkles.

Graduate researcher wins fellowship to design drugs to combat deadly disease

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.

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New grant to advance sleeping sickness treatment research

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.

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How does Furby do it?

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 […]

Researcher studies protein’s role in aging

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.

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Metallic personalities

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 […]

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Northeastern researchers on the Boeing battery failures

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. […]