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Dispatches from an Antarctic co-op: When we don’t work

About Me My name is Jake Grondin. I’m a rising junior in the College of Science, majoring in Biology, with minors in Physics and Math. I am one of two co-ops currently residing at Palmer Station, Antarctica working in Professor Bill Detrich’s lab. In this blog I am sharing my experiences on this incredible continent, and […]

Using drones to model climate survivors in Downeast Maine

Anyone who has spent a day at a New England beach knows that it is often colder on the coast, and may have regretted not packing a sweater with their bathing suit and flip flops. Compared to the chilly air, the water can be even colder still, sometimes shockingly so. Like a beachgoer jumping in […]

Dispatches from an Antarctic co-op: Station Living

A new update from Jake Grondin, a current co-op in the Detrich lab at Palmer Station in Antarctica, detailing life at Palmer Station.

Dispatches from an Antarctic co-op: The Journey South

The first of a series of updates from Jake Grondin, a co-op in Antarctica. Jake reports on his voyage and arrival at Palmer Station.

Biology professor receives 2018 University Excellence in Teaching Award

James Monaghan had just started teaching a class, when the Provost came in and presented him Northeastern University's University Excellence in Teaching Award. "I had no idea it was coming," said Monaghan. "It's the coolest thing that they actually came into class!"

Ticks creep into the city, bringing Lyme disease with them

With the sprawling of suburbia comes unwanted new neighbors. Ticks are no longer only dwellers of the deep forest—they can be found in cities, too, said University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis at Northeastern. His lab is working to develop a cure for chronic Lyme disease, which develops in a subset of people diagnosed with Lyme disease.