New Department Initiatives
Pharmaceutical Sciences Lab CourseWith support of Dean Reynolds and former Dean Zoloth, we were able to acquire wonderful lab spaces in Behrakis Building. The Department now offers a 4 semester hour comprehensive Pharmaceutical Sciences laboratory course in both Fall and Spring semesters. Although majority of the students are in the MS program in Pharm Sci, a number of students from other programs such as Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology also take the course. If there any individuals that you think who could benefit from taking the laboratory course, please ask them to contact Professor Joelle Carlo (emai: firstname.lastname@example.org).
“Non-Traditional” PhD Program for Industrial ScientistsFor individuals with an MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related discipline and who are working in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, we have initiated a unique “non-traditional” PhD program. Students who enter this program will have majority of their didactic courses waived. They participate in thesis research and other requirements of traditional PhD students, but still continue to hold their job. This program is very popular and we currently have eight students enrolled. They are working at Novartis, Alkemes, Anylam and other pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the area. If you are familiar with any industrial scientist who meets the criteria for admission, please ask them to contact Professor Mansoor Amiji (email: email@example.com).
Graduate Internship ProgramInternational Pharmaceutical Sciences MS and PhD students are eligible for graduate internship under the Curricular Practical Training. Students usually find internship positions and then register for 1 semester course. If there are any openings for internship or you would like to learn more, please contact Ms. Sarom Lay (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Department Core Instrumentation FacilitiesThe department has established several core instrumentation facilities to support research of faculty, staff, and students. The Microscopy Core has a scanning laser confocal microscope and two fluorescence microscopes. This facility is managed by Dr. Joe Kerimo, who is affiliated with the Keck Microscopy Facility. Additionally, we purchased the iCyte Imaging Cytometer from Compucyte and received a flow cytometer (donated by Pfizer), quantitative PCR, and other instrumentations for our Nucleic Acid Core, which is managed by Dr. Joelle Carlo (email: email@example.com). Additional details on the core equipment and resources of the Department are available on the website.
AAPS Student Chapter at NortheasternAmerican Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Northeastern University student chapter was officially established in February 2010. In a short period of time since its inception, the officers of NU-AAPS have already organized a number of events including:
• New graduate student orientation – The Chapter had several activities in early Fall semester for new graduate students in Pharm Sci. • AAPS Visiting Scientist program - Dr. Anup Zutshi from Pfizer in Andover, MA was invited to give a presentation to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the department. • AAPS Northeast Regional Group (NERDG) annual meeting – the Chapter rented a van to accommodate students who attended the AAPS NERDG meeting in Rocky Hill, CT. • Graduate student poster presentations at the Pharm Sci Showcase – the Chapter will coordinate logistics of poster presentations at the 2011 Pharm Sci Showcase.