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  • A new era for human fertility research

    In 2004, Jon Tilly, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, overturned the paradigm that female mammals do not produce new egg cells after birth. His discovery has opened the floodgates for new clinical approaches to combat infertility and perhaps even stave off menopause.

  • 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.


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  • Dissertation Completion Fellowships

    Northeastern University Dissertation Completion Fellowships Purpose: Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowships provide a one-semester stipend to outstanding Ph.D. candidates who would benefit from the financial security and the freedom to focus on their final semester writing. The award is one semester of support and the awardees are expected to be graduated at the end of the […]

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award

    Purpose:The Outstanding Graduate Student Awards are an opportunity for the community to recognize the remarkable students that choose to complete their post baccalaureate studies at Northeastern. Nominations may be made by a graduate student, faculty, staff or administrator at the university. Awards include a $1000 credit to the student’s account and participation in this spring’s […]

  • Announcing Dissertation Completion Fellowship Awardees

    We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Congratulations to the awardees! James Johnson , College of Computer & Information Science Carlos Monteiro, College of Social Sciences & Humanities Julie Garey, College of Social Sciences & Humanities                                     Panagoula Diamanti-Karnou, College of Social Sciences & Humanities Daniella Halperin, Bouve College of Health Sciences Nan Cai, College of […]

  • Announcing Dissertation Completion Fellowship Awardees

    We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Congratulations to the awardees! Fall 2014 Jonathan Entis, Bouvé College of Health Sciences Tim Smith, College of Computer & Information Science Leila Keyvani Someh, College of Engineering Sindhu Ghanta, College of Engineering Daniel Blustein, College of Science Katrina Uhly, College of Social […]

Research Connections Newsletter

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  • Congratulations to recipients of the FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

    Building a Prototype Hyperspectral Imaging Platform Jeffrey Agar (Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences), Max Diem (Chemistry) The Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database: a vital resource to evaluate disparities in nursing home care John Auerbach (Health Sciences), Gary Young (DMSB/ Health Sciences), Wendy Parmet (Law), Alice Bonner (Nursing), Jean McGuire (Health Sciences) Effects of continental-scale variation in freshwater input […]

  • Faculty News

    On September 23, Dan Adams, assistant professor of architecture, and Marie Law Adams, lecturer in architecture, will celebrate the opening of a new public park that they designed on reclaimed industrial land along the Chelsea waterfront. Dubbed the PORT (Publicly Organized Recreation Territory), the park is located in an active industrial dock where roadway salt […]

  • Northeastern Hosts 2013 SWIM CONFERENCE

    Lack  of clean  water is responsible  for more deaths in the world than war, a stark fact that has made global water access  a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge—and  a potential  point of leadership  for researchers and business  innovators in Massachusetts. To help advance  that goal, the D’Amore-McKim  School of Business sponsored the second […]

  • Protect Researchers Develop Solutions to Groundwater Pollution in Puerto Rico

    Researchers  in Northeastern’s Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats center are advancing innovative approaches to mitigating the groundwater contamination that is suspected of contributing to a preterm birthrate in Puerto Rico that is the highest among the states and territories of the United States. PROTECT,   a collaboration  of experts  in engineering,  public health, and biomedical […]

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  • Weekly Webcrawl

    The world’s first non-human whisperers: cotton-top tamarins (which, by the way, are freaking adorable). Toxoplasmosis, which emboldens mice in the presence of cats and gives humans schizophrenic-like traits, is still my favorite parasite. A new bug repellent renders you invisible to mosquitoes. I’m not sure this qualifies as science, nor whether it’s really ethical, but it’s certainly […]

  • Making IVF relevant for the 85 percent

    At any given moment, about 7 million US couples want to get pregnant but can’t. Of these, just 60 thousand or so go through in vitro fertilization. What happened to the other 85 percent? Well, considering each round of IVF costs on average $9K, and it takes, on average, 6 rounds to be successful, there’s […]

  • Under water with Kubla Khan

    When professor Mark Patterson told me the story behind his first autonomous underwater robot, I couldn’t help but think of Kubla Khan, the famous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which the poet envisioned during an opium-induced trance. Of course, it wasn’t milk of the poppy that sent Patterson into an  inspirational reverie, but rather the […]

  • “All models are wrong, some are useful”

    There are good models and there are bad models. For example, how many times have you purchased what amounted to be a garbage sack because it looked so much like a beautiful dress on the airbrushed model in the picture online? If it’s half as many times as I have, then you know that models […]