Biology

Our scientific expertise spans the realm of the biological sciences to drive advances in medicine and healthcare, biotechnology, education, and public policy. Our core research strengths include molecular microbiology; biochemical, developmental and cellular aspects of living systems; stem cell biology; mitochondrial genetics; healthy aging; neurobiology and behavior; and, the biomechanics of human movement.

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Biology Degree Programs

Students studying biology develop a broad understanding of the organization and processes of life, from molecules and cells through organs and organ systems to populations, species, ecosystems, and evolution.

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This Might be Why Some Tumors Grow Back Aggressively After Cancer Treatments

Northeastern researchers may have discovered why cancer cells can regenerate after treatment.
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Whooping Cough is Back. Here’s the Global Collaboration to Fight It.

Nearly 50 scientists collaborated with Physics Professor Sam Scarpino to develop a compendium on pertussis and dispute the reasoning for its resurgence worldwide.
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You Want To Manage Your Anger Better. Your Brain Wants You to Stay Alive. Here’s How You Can Do Both.

Can you discern the differences among all the subtle shades of your anger? Lisa Feldman Barrett explains how emotion and the brain are linked.
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Apr 1st, 2019
Emma Towson,Ph.D., Barabasi Lab, Northeastern University presents: Network control theoretic approaches to understanding brain structure and function https://www.barabasilab.com/people/emma-towlson
Apr 8th, 2019
Jonathan Yewdell, Ph.D., Chief of the Cellular Biology Section at NIAID presents: RiboSeq and Ye Shall Find: Non-Canonical Protein Translation in Cancer Immunosurveillance https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/jonathan-wilson-yewdell-md-phd