Centers & Institutes

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    Center for Drug Discovery

    Director: Alexandros Makriyannis, George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

    Buoyed by nearly $10 million in established grants, the center is dedicated to better understanding drug mechanisms of action and developing new approaches and technologies aimed at improving the discovery of new therapeutic drugs. The main projects include drug design and synthesis, chemical/biochemical approaches for studying drug receptor interactions and the role of membranes in […]

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    Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine

    Director: Vladmir P. Torchilin, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    The Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine is a recently organized research unit aiming to perform studies on the border between two fast growing scientific areas, Biotechnology and Nanomedicine. The missions of the Center include: 1. Intensive research in such areas as Nanomedicine (pharmaceutical nanocarriers with controllable properties for delivery and targeting of water-insoluble drugs, […]

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    Center for Translational Cancer Nanomedicine (CTCN)

    Director: Vladimir Torchilin, Ph.D, D.Sc; Nahum Goldberg, MD

    The NIH-funded Northeastern University Center for Translational Cancer Nanomedicine (CTCN) has been established in September 2010 as part of Phase 2 of the National Cancer Institute’s Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer program with collaborations at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital; Harvard Medical School; Tufts University, Auburn University, and Nemucore Medical Innovations, Inc. The CTCN will utilize […]

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    Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP)

    Director: John Auerbach

    The Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP) is devoted to research and its practical application in an effort to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Boston and other urban communities. The IUHRP is focused on exploring social determinants of health in urban settings, the promotion of health equality and the […]