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Forensic scientist remembered for his contributions to the field

Dr. Richard Saferstein was a member of the Northeastern community for many years. Last month, the Barnett Institute honored his memory with a newly created award.
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COS honors graduate students with awards

Dean Kenneth W. Henderson awarded five graduate students with this year’s College of Science Dean’s Awards for Graduate Student Excellence
Alexandros Makriyannis
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World-renowned pharmaceutical researcher honored

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…
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Neuropsychologists and Criminal Minds fans alike join in excitement over launch of new forensics club

"This club is for anyone in biology, psychology, behavioral neuroscience, criminal justice, or any major if you're interested in aspects of forensic science and other parts of criminology that aren't offered at Northeastern," said Talemal. "And it's also for people who are just interested in watching and talking about some great criminal television."

Squid skin could be the solution to camouflage material

Cephalopods—which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish—are masters of disguise. They can camouflage to precisely match their surroundings in a matter of seconds, and no scientist has quite been able to replicate the spectacle. But new research by Leila Deravi, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern, brings us a step closer.