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Ritika Kukreja

MS Profile: Ritika Kukreja

Ritika Kukreja, a final year MS Biotechnology student at the College of Science, Northeastern University, Boston shares her Pre-Co-Op experience.

Barnett Institute researcher awarded $1.5M grant

Northeastern University’s Barnett Institute is a chemical analysis and research center that is home to cutting-edge interdisciplinary work that spans across Boston, from local hospitals and medical centers to various biotech/biopharma and instrument development companies. Since its founding in 1973, scientists within Barnett have produced more than 1,000 published papers and won millions of dollars in grant money, and now they have one more accolade to add to that extensive…

For Northeastern researchers, small microbes bring big success

Though his career has focused on life at the microscopic scale, Professor Yunrong Chai knows that his field of microbiology has enormous implications for society. “They consider this a research direction almost comparable to cancer and AIDS research” Chai said in reference to a recent White House initiative to boost research about the human microbiome. This month, the importance of Chai’s own research on bacterial biofilms was acknowledged when he…

Students teach science to others through service learning projects

Several students in the College of Science recently took part in the Service Learning Expo where they talked about the projects they took on over the semester. They ranged from teaching elementary school students the basics of biology, to helping Latino women prepare for an exam. Each one was well thought-out and required teamwork amongst all those involved.

Physics professor Mark Williams talks about his research

Mark Williams, Professor of Physics, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about his research at Northeastern University. Tell us about your current research. In my lab we study individual biological molecules such as DNA and proteins to try to understand how they work and what drives their interactions with each other. For example, we have instruments called optical tweezers that allow us to capture…