Research Theme


Innovation springs from collaboration across a wide range of fields, from life sciences and engineering to mathematics and the humanities. These breakthroughs emerge from thriving partnerships with industry, universities, and NGOs worldwide.

Faculty at Northeastern are developing innovations to:

  • Better diagnose cancer and find cures to infectious diseases of the developing world
  • Understand the roots of health and illness in the microbiome and by seeing into the molecular processes of living systems
  • Create new drugs and drug-delivery systems, including nanotechnology-based cancer therapies and biopharmaceuticals
  • Create safe, effective pain-killers as alternatives to opioids