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Alexandros Makriyannis
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World-renowned pharmaceutical researcher honored

Northeastern Chemistry and Chemical Biology Professor and George Behrakis Chair of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Alex Makriyannis has made a name for himself in the discovery of this important system and the pharmacological advancements that can come out of it. This spring, in recognition of his vital research, Makriyannis is being named the 2018 Nathan B. Eddy Awardee by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) and will be receiving an…
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Neuropsychologists and Criminal Minds fans alike join in excitement over launch of new forensics club

"This club is for anyone in biology, psychology, behavioral neuroscience, criminal justice, or any major if you're interested in aspects of forensic science and other parts of criminology that aren't offered at Northeastern," said Talemal. "And it's also for people who are just interested in watching and talking about some great criminal television."

Squid skin could be the solution to camouflage material

Cephalopods—which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish—are masters of disguise. They can camouflage to precisely match their surroundings in a matter of seconds, and no scientist has quite been able to replicate the spectacle. But new research by Leila Deravi, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern, brings us a step closer.

Molecules or music? Northeastern chemistry professor chooses both

David Budil is a chemist at Northeastern. He's also a member of the New Philharmonia Orchestra, where he plays the viola. Next month, the orchestra will play a sold-out show at Boston’s Symphony Hall alongside Grammy Award-winning artists Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—better known as the Indigo Girls.
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Northeastern and GlaxoSmithKline launch joint experiential PhD program

Northeastern has partnered with global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline to launch a first-of-its-kind, joint experiential PhD program. Employees of GSK who enroll in the program will conduct pharmaceutical research projects co-developed by the company and Northeastern, and GSK will cover the tuition costs of the program as well as all the research expenses.