Faculty Spotlights

Prof. Ban-An Khaw

Professor Khaw’s Visit and Presentation at Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, Oct 22, 2012.

During my visit to China in October 2012, I was invited to present a seminar at Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, the preeminent Cardiology Center of China.

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Prof. Heather Clark

The language of neural cells

Heather Clark, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Northeastern University, has received a $300,000 Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to explore neural cell communication using her expertise in nanosensors.

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Prof. Richard Deth

Research suggests mercury linked to dementia
New research by Northeastern University professor Richard Deth and academic colleagues in Germany suggests that long-term exposure to mercury may produce Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in people.

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Prof. Vladimir P. Torchilin

Prestigious 2012 Bangham Award 

We are pleased to announce that Professor Vladimir Torchilin, (Pharmaceutical Sciences) has been selected as the 2012 Bangham Award recipient for his outstanding contributions to the study of liposomes which includes his works on: novel materials for stabilizing liposomes; methods to target liposomes to the heart as a potential therapy for myocardial infarctions; and studies on the pharmacology of liposome encapsulated compounds. His studies over the past three decades have been at the forefront of liposome research and have advanced the field

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Prof Alexandros Makriyannis

New weight-loss compound shows promise
Researchers at Northeastern University’s Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) and the National Institutes of Health have created a weight-loss compound that reduces the metabolic and hormonal consequences of obesity, including diabetes, insulin resistance and fatty liver, without causing psychological side effects.

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Prof Mansoor Amiji

Drug-delivery research shows early promise
Mansoor Amiji, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University, has designed a nano-cocktail that targets multi-drug resistant tumors with remarkable accuracy and makes chemotherapy more efficient.

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Prof. Barbara L. Waszczak

Professor receives Michael J. Fox Foundation grant
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has awarded a $187,500 grant to a Northeastern pharmacologist to further study a new treatment against Parkinson’s disease. With her colleagues, Professor Barbara Waszczak developed the idea to use an intranasal delivery method to deliver a protein called GDNF (glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor) to the brain, which, in previous studies, has shown promise as a means to stop the progression of the disease in early stages.

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Prof. Michail Sitkovsky

“Professor Michail Sitkovsky Publishes a Paper in the Prestigious New England Journal of Medicine”
Professor Michail Sitkovsky, the Eleanor M. Black Chair of Immunophysiology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and the Director of the New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute recently published an article entitled “Purinergic Signaling During Inflammation” in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.
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