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Chemistry and Chemical Biology

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers education in basic chemistry and modern chemistry-related disciplines. Students in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology can expect nearly all major-related courses to be taught by research-active faculty and industry experts.

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Chemistry Degree Programs

The quest for excellence in all we do permeates the entire program and we can boast undergraduates who have been published in journals such as Nature and Science.


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PhD student Camille Martin conducts research on a sun-blocking chemical in Hurtig Hall. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Synthetic Squid Can save You from Sunburn

Northeastern’s Camille Martin, a former graduate student, and Leila Deravi, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, are working to recreate a sun-blocking chemical that naturally occurs in cephalopods, a species…
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David Luzzi, Senior Vice Provost-Research & VP Innovation Campus and Killian O'Driscoll, Director of Projects, NIBRT, sign the BATL-NIBRT Memorandum of Understanding during the Saving Patient Lives: The Role of Biomanufacturing and Bioanalytics symposium held in Building V on Northeastern’s Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts on Sept. 10, 2019. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Northeastern Establishes Global Partnership to Improve the Quality of Medicine

Northeastern has joined with a research and training center in Ireland to prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, and lab technicians to produce high quality drugs for patients around…
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09/06/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Steven Lopez, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology conducts research in the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex on Sept. 6, 2019. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

The Hunt for a Cure for Hard-to-Reach Cancers

How do you kill cancer you can't reach without harming healthy cells? The answer may lie in the light.
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Nov 13th, 2019
Dr. Peng Liu, Associate Professor of Chemistry University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Chemistry Topic: Reactivity and selectivity rules in organic and organometallic reactions, catalyst screening and prediction
Nov 20th, 2019
Dr. Aaron Wheeler, Professor of Chemistry University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Department of Chemistry Topic: Digital microfluidics for Microchannels/capillaries, cell culture and analysis, clinical applications, hydrogels, DMF electroanalysis