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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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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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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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08/13/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Penny Beuning and Mary Jo Ondrechen work in their lab in Hurtig Hall on August 13, 2019. Beuning and Ondrechen analyze amino acids to to create a new way of identifying what different proteins in our body do. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

They Want to Reveal the Chemistry of Every Enzyme Ever

Professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern are using a combination of computational predictions and experimental testing to explore the connection between the chemical make-up of an enzyme and…
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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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