Nobel laureate to join Northeastern faculty

Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel lau­reate and glob­ally rec­og­nized leader in genomics and mol­e­c­ular biology, has joined the uni­ver­sity as a Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Science.

Social insects put the ‘I’ in team to fight disease

New research from asso­ciate pro­fessor Rebeca Rosen­gaus con­firms ant larvae have retained their indi­vidual immune sys­tems throughout evo­lu­tion, which she said could help explain why social insects are geo­graph­i­cally wide­spread and eco­log­i­cally dominant.

Deep water data

Two new fac­ulty based at the Marine Sci­ence Center are har­vesting data from the ocean to under­stand how global change has impacted its ecosys­tems and will con­tinue to do so in the future.

Snails have a thing for sexy stems

Assis­tant pro­fessor Ran­dall Hughes exam­ines the envi­ron­mental impli­ca­tions of peri­winkle snails’ pref­er­ence for climbing sex­u­ally repro­duc­tive marsh grasses as opposed to veg­e­ta­tive ones.

How to start a termite ‘orgy’

In new research, Rebeca Rosen­gaus, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the depart­ment of marine and envi­ron­mental sci­ences, and her stu­dent Tamara Hartke turn an old theory of ter­mite behavior on its head.