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New $4.4M National Science Foundation grant supports minorities in fast-track biotechnology program

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will announce Tuesday that a program developed by Northeastern and Middlesex Community College to offer students a fast track to earning associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in biotechnology and preparing for careers in life sciences has received a $4.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund scholarships that support low-income and underrepresented minorities.
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Sometimes you have to jump out of a bus to make it to the Forbes “30 under 30” party

Among the five Northeastern graduates recognized by Forbes as notable entrepreneurs were Kyle Kornack and David Cooch, who co-founded a nonprofit that enables drivers to offset their carbon emissions by making donations to environmental causes at the gas pump.

This drug could stop the opioid epidemic

More than 70,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses in 2017. The majority of those deaths were linked to opioids. This number has been rising for the past two decades and shows no signs of slowing down. Ganesh Thakur, an associate professor in Northeastern’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is hunting for a way to stop this epidemic.
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Modeling population connectivity to predict stability

Natural populations of organisms are always fluctuating, both due to the environment, and interactions with other populations and species, and ecological modeling provides a powerful took to help wildlife and resource managers predict the fluctuations of populations of economically or ecologically valuable species. A new study recently published in the journal Theoretical Ecology, by MSC PhD student […]

Alumni profile: Dr. Jazz, Ph.D.

Alumnus Dr. Marc Cohn, Biology '71, got his start in radio broadcasting here at Northeastern, the same place he found his career in seed biology. Read about his journey in both fields.