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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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We are a focused department, which prides itself on providing holistic education for each student through careful mentoring in a richly diverse environment.


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Northeastern honored alumni Carole Shapazian and James Waters, both of whom earned their chemistry degrees at the College of Science, with the prestigious Pioneer Award at Networked for Life.
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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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