Within each of our cells, there’s an on-off switch that controls when cells divide and reproduce. The metaphorical finger that flips this switch is a protein called RAS. Under normal circumstances, RAS switches on to help our bodies repair wounds or replenish cells, to name a few of its functions. But sometimes, the switch gets […]
September 01, 2021
Nomathemba Chandiwana, a Northeastern 2004 graduate, uses her expertise on HIV and infectious diseases to find solutions for the soaring Covid-19 cases in South Africa.
August 03, 2021
Paul Whitford and a team of scientists develop an inhalable vaccine strategy in the hopes of offering a simple and efficient way of administering COVID-19 vaccines.
July 21, 2021
Margaret Cai is a Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry Major. She is graduating in the Class of 2022. Why did you decide to study Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry at Northeastern? “I’ve always been very interested in biology and chemistry. When I was younger, I read books about diseases just because I found them fascinating. I chose […]
May 19, 2021
Morgan Pfaff, who studies biochemistry, conducts biomaterial research for bone graft applications in Egan Research Center. Pfaff recently received an National Science Foundation grant.
May 12, 2021
John Engen is the James L. Waters chair in analytical chemistry and distinguished professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the College of Science. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
April 28, 2021
Megan Carter (left), a sophomore defenseman for the Northeastern women’s ice hockey team, and Sammy Shupe, senior setter for the women’s volleyball team, have been contending for championships while on co-op. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
April 28, 2021
Seeing the Future: Microsoft Partnership allows Professor Jared Auclair to bring Mixed Reality to the Classroom
With the HoloLens, Professor Jared Auclair uses mixed reality media to teach students biotechnology skills. This partnership with Microsoft is bring innovation to Northeastern's classrooms.
April 20, 2021
Every movement in the human body—from lifting our arms to our beating hearts—is regulated in some way by signals from our brains. Until recently, scientists often tracked and understood that brain-body communication only after the fact, sort of like listening to a voicemail as opposed to being on a call. But researchers at Northeastern have […]
April 16, 2021
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When COVID-19 emerged as global threat, it demanded action. The Northeastern College of Science heard the call. Read the stories of the COS community doing their part to fight the pandemic.
October 25, 2020
Undergraduates in NU’s American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chapter were selected for the 2020 ‘Chapter of the Year’ honor
June 17, 2020
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
The Biochemistry '13 alumna took time out of her busy schedule to give us an on-the-ground look at COVID-19 preparations at MGH and to discuss her formative experience here at Northeastern.
March 19, 2020
Imagine if we could grow a building the way coral polyps grow a reef, or if living cells in our clothes could break down sweat and body odor. It’s not science fiction, says associate professor Neel Joshi. It’s the future of scientific research.
February 10, 2020
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