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Biochemistry

Biochemistry focuses on the chemical processes occurring in the wide variety of living systems and touches essentially all aspects of our own lives. Our Northeastern program engages you in two integrated paths to a career in biochemistry: rigorous coursework that prepares you to interpret the ever-expanding knowledge base and hands-on learning that positions you to leverage cutting-edge technology to solve fundamental problems in the chemistry of life.

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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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The Mexican axolotl salamander can regenerate many body parts, including its limbs and the spinal cord. Photo by Artem Lysenko from Pexels

Eye of Newt and Leg of Axolotl: Northeastern University Hosted an International Conference on Salamander Research

Northeastern is proud to have hosted the 2019 Salamander Models in Cross-Disciplinary Biological Research Conference.
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