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This drug could stop the opioid epidemic

More than 70,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses in 2017. The majority of those deaths were linked to opioids. This number has been rising for the past two decades and shows no signs of slowing down. Ganesh Thakur, an associate professor in Northeastern’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is hunting for a way to stop this epidemic.

Student Spotlight: Hongdi Song

Hongdi Song, Biotechnology PhD candidate, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about what it’s like to work and study at Northeastern University.
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Hannover Exchange Program provides students with international laboratory experiences

The Hannover Exchange Program has provided opportunities for international experiential learning for 30 years. Thanks to grant support from the German Academic Exchange Service, this long running program sends German Master's students to Boston to work in Northeastern labs, as well as sends Northeastern undergraduate co-op students to work in labs at the Leibniz University of Hannover.

Plant biotechnology: Why plants represent ‘untapped potential’ for innovative drug discovery

From aspirin to the chemotherapy drug Paclitaxel, some of the most important pharmaceuticals are derived from plants. Northeastern doctoral candidate John de la Parra describes new research to improve the pipeline for drug discovery and production from plants.
Dr. Stephen Hatfield

PSM Biotechnology Profile: Dr. Stephen Hatfield

Dr. Stephen Hatfield, the Principal Research Scientist at the New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute, and Lecturer of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about his research at Northeastern University. Tell us about your current research. Biomedical research at the New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection […]

PhD Profile: Hugo Guterres

Hugo Guterres, Chemistry PhD candidate, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about what it’s like to work and study at Northeastern University.
Sir Richard Roberts

Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts highlights important connection between humans and bacteria

Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel laureate and Distinguished University Professor, gave the keynote address at the Advanced DNA Sequencing Technology Development Meeting of the National Human Genome Research Institute, which was recently hosted by Northeastern.
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MS Profile: Nathan Sorenson

Nathan Sorenson, an MS candidate in Biotechnology, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about what it’s like to study at Northeastern University.