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College of Science recognizes inaugural Excellence in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice Faculty Awards

Congratulations to the inaugural awardees of the COS Excellence in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice Faculty Award: Dr. Jennifer Bowen, Associate Professor, Marine and Environmental Sciences; Dr. Wendy Smith, Professor, Biology; and Dr. Xuwen Zhu, Assistant Professor, Math. These faculty have shown their deep commitment to fostering equity and inclusion in the College of Science and beyond.
April 26, 2022

A Northeastern-led team is uprooting modern reproductive biology

A March 2022 study from the two Northeastern biology professors’ labs, spearheaded by biology Ph.D. students Hannah Alberico and Zoe Fleischmann, further affirmed the existence of ovarian stem cells in humans, indicating humans may not have a fixed number of eggs from birth and that the body is capable of producing more. The discovery turns modern reproductive biology on its head.
April 20, 2022

For Max Bi, physics + biology = a Sloan Research Fellowship

Assistant professor of physics Max Bi has dedicated years of work at the intersection of two fields: physics and biology. Today, such work has earned him the prestige of being a 2022 Sloan Research Fellow.
February 22, 2022

COS Connects: Solving Antibiotic Resistance

Hear from biology professors Kim Lewis and Eddie Geisinger to learn about the research being done to combat antibiotic resistance. Our researchers share novel solutions to this widespread issue, including the research strategies and sophisticated advancements in drug development that have made it all possible.
January 19, 2022

Student Profile: Bryanna Testino, Cell and Molecular Biology Major Pre-Med

What is your major? I’m a third-year cell and molecular biology major on a pre-med track with a minor in business administration. I am currently a CaNCURE Research Assistant co-op at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. What inspired you to pursue this combination of studies? What career do you hope to pursue when you graduate? I’ve always […]
December 09, 2021

Landmark study into the genetic disorder offers clues into links between metabolism and mental health

Researchers at Northeastern and neighboring colleges say they’ve made a landmark discovery that takes a deeper look at the metabolic and biochemical origins of a debilitating genetic disease known to cause a range of symptoms and health problems. A new study, published Wednesday, focused on a severe neurodevelopmental disorder referred to as 16p11.2 Deletion Syndrome, […]
December 03, 2021

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