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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This tropical disease is second only to Malaria as a parasitic killer. So why haven’t you heard of it?

The deadly strain of leishmaniasis infects 300,000 people annually, causing 20,000 deaths, and is the second largest cause of parasitic death after malaria. For two Northeastern professors, Richard Wamai and…
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Biology professor receives 2018 University Excellence in Teaching Award

James Monaghan had just started teaching a class, when the Provost came in and presented him Northeastern University's University Excellence in Teaching Award. "I had no idea it was coming,"…
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Professor James Monaghan laughing with male and female student in lab

Here’s what makes a great teacher

The passion that drives James Monaghan is tissue regeneration; for Denise Garcia, it’s international diplomacy. While their disciplines couldn’t be more different, what earned them the 2018 University Excellence in…
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