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Award recognizes Apfeld for potential to become a role model in research and education.
Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology
Kim's book delves into how we make decisions, how biases arise and can be avoided, and the science behind judgement, grounded in real life examples
Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology
Co-op Coordinator Vanecia Harrison-Sanders took part in a panel discussion about diversity in life sciences during the annual MassBioEd's conference.
Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center
While countries in Northern Europe have been using wind energy for more than two decades, the United States hasn’t invested much in the technology. But that’s all starting to change. “This is an industry that is about to explode,” said Jerome Hajjar, an expert on infrastructure design and professor of engineering at Northeastern.
Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research in the field of affective neuroscience has upended conventional wisdom on the nature of emotions, has been named president-elect of the Association of Psychological Science.
Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center, Three Seas
A massive Nassau grouper, four species of black corals, and a spotted drum fish were among the aquatic treasures Northeastern divers found on their expedition to Cozumel, Mexico. The trip laid the groundwork for Northeastern students and researchers to plan future expeditions to Cozumel to collect samples for the Ocean Genome Legacy, a repository built to preserve species that may one day go extinct.
Bi and his collaborators at the Harvard School of Public Health have just published a paper in Nature Physics on the "Geometric constraints during epithelial jamming," which looks to understand how epithelial cells change in shape and movement to heal injuries or spread cancerous cells.
Herbert Levine, who will join Northeastern’s faculty in January 2019. Levine is the university’s first new hire through the "Game Changers Fund," a $50 million initiative to bring leading scientists and scholars to the university. Levine will also become Northeastern’s first National Academy of Sciences member.
Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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…
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the society announced Wednesday.