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Barnett Institute for Chemical & Biological Analysis

The Barnett Institute is a center of excellence in the development and application of technologies for biopharmaceutical characterization and proteomics and systems biology.

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With more than 50 scientists and a $8 million endowment, the Institute is recognized internationally as one of the premier centers for cutting-edge research and advanced training in analytical chemistry for biomedical applications.

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09/06/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Steven Lopez, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology conducts research in the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex on Sept. 6, 2019. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

The Hunt for a Cure for Hard-to-Reach Cancers

How do you kill cancer you can't reach without harming healthy cells? The answer may lie in the light.
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08/13/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Penny Beuning and Mary Jo Ondrechen work in their lab in Hurtig Hall on August 13, 2019. Beuning and Ondrechen analyze amino acids to to create a new way of identifying what different proteins in our body do. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

They Want to Reveal the Chemistry of Every Enzyme Ever

Professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern are using a combination of computational predictions and experimental testing to explore the connection between the chemical make-up of an enzyme and…
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Richard Wamai, an associate professor of cultures, societies, and global studies at Northeastern, helped to build a research and treatment center in Kenya to combat visceral leishmaniasis, the second-most deadly parasitic disease after malaria. Photos by Natalia Jidovanu for Northeastern University

A Disease You May Not Have Heard of Kills 20,000 People Every Year. He’s Working to Combat It.

Visceral leishmaniasis causes 20,000 deaths every year, yet many people have never even heard of it. Hopefully, the opening of a new research and treatment center at Chemolingot Hospital will…
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