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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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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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James Monaghan, assistant professor in the College of Science, researches axolotl salamanders on July 19, 2019. Monaghan studies the salamanders in order to better understand complex tissue regeneration. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

This Salamander Can Regenerate Limbs like Deadpool. Can It Teach Us to Do the Same?

James Monaghan, associate professor of biology at Northeastern, is studying the axolotl, a type of salamander native to Mexico because of its ability to regrow lost or injured body parts.…
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