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Small Pharma: Inside the World of Orphan Diseases, with Alumna Agnes Rafalko

Agnes Rafalko got her PhD in proteomics and nanomedicine at Northeastern. She now works as the Chief Scientific Officer of Glycomine, a startup she herself founded that works on drugs…
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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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