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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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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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08/16/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Herbert Levine, University Distinguished professor in Physics, works with graduate student Shubham Tripathi in the new Center for the Physics Underlying Mammalian Biology and Complex Diseases on August 16, 2019. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

He’s Using Theoretical Physics to Make Sense of Cancer

Biology isn't just for biologists anymore. Herbert Levine is one of the scientists tackling biological research from an interdisciplinary perspective - in his case, physics.
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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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