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Student Profile: Kayla Mathiowetz, Chemistry Major

Kayla Mathiowetz is a Chemistry Major on the Premed track. She is graduating this Spring in the Class of 2021. Why did you choose to study Chemistry at Northeastern? My dad works as a chemist at Pfizer, so I have been exposed to the field of Chemistry since I was a child and I was […]
March 03, 2021

College of Science Connects: Research at the Frontier of Bioanalytical Chemistry

Listen to Hazel Sive, Dean of the College of Science, as she talks to Leila Deravi, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology for the Barnett Institute for Chemical & Biological Analysis.
February 23, 2021

Jacqueline Wood’s Journey Through Two Degrees

What motivated you to pursue a PlusOne master’s degree? I decided to pursue the PlusOne program before I started college. It was one of the reasons I chose Northeastern, besides co-op. I knew before I began college that I wanted to work in a forensic science lab, analyzing either drug substance or toxicology samples. I […]
June 12, 2020

The Coronavirus Might Have Weak Spots. Machine Learning Could Help Find Them.

What makes SARS-CoV-2 so infectious? The answer is in its proteins. Mary Jo Ondrechen and Penny Beuning, professors of chemistry and chemical biology, are using machine learning to investigate these proteins and begin to understand how to slow the spread of the virus.
May 18, 2020

Here’s Why Washing Your Hands With Soap for 20 Seconds Protects You From Covid-19

In soap lather, a combination of molecules assemble into bubble-like structures that trap viral matter and other biomaterials—grease, oil, dirt—and rinse them down the drain, says Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern.
March 26, 2020