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.

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.

Lego robots go for the gold

North­eastern doc­toral can­di­date Daniel Blus­tein devel­oped a cur­riculum to intro­duce middle school stu­dents to bio­mimetic sci­ence, the focus of his own research.