The teeny, tiny ticks that cause the most Lyme disease are out

Summer is here, meaning it’s time to break out the tick protection along with the sunscreen. Although the deer ticks that transmit Lyme disease are active whenever it’s above freezing, they are not only out now, they are so tiny—the size of a pencil tip or poppy seed—they are practically invisible.
July 14, 2022
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College of Science recognizes inaugural Excellence in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice Faculty Awards

Congratulations to the inaugural awardees of the COS Excellence in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice Faculty Award: Dr. Jennifer Bowen, Associate Professor, Marine and Environmental Sciences; Dr. Wendy Smith, Professor, Biology; and Dr. Xuwen Zhu, Assistant Professor, Math. These faculty have shown their deep commitment to fostering equity and inclusion in the College of Science and beyond.
April 26, 2022

A Northeastern-led team is uprooting modern reproductive biology

A March 2022 study from the two Northeastern biology professors’ labs, spearheaded by biology Ph.D. students Hannah Alberico and Zoe Fleischmann, further affirmed the existence of ovarian stem cells in humans, indicating humans may not have a fixed number of eggs from birth and that the body is capable of producing more. The discovery turns modern reproductive biology on its head.
April 20, 2022

For Max Bi, physics + biology = a Sloan Research Fellowship

Assistant professor of physics Max Bi has dedicated years of work at the intersection of two fields: physics and biology. Today, such work has earned him the prestige of being a 2022 Sloan Research Fellow.
February 22, 2022

COS Connects: Solving Antibiotic Resistance

Hear from biology professors Kim Lewis and Eddie Geisinger to learn about the research being done to combat antibiotic resistance. Our researchers share novel solutions to this widespread issue, including the research strategies and sophisticated advancements in drug development that have made it all possible.
January 19, 2022