Research Theme

Health

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

Centers and Institutes

Antimicrobial Discovery Center
Director: Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor The mission of the Center is to translate basic science discoveries into novel antimicrobial…
Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis
Director: Michael Pollastri, Interim Director An internationally recognized center for advanced interdisciplinary research and training in analytical chemistry and biotechnology,…
Center for Drug Discovery
Director: Alexandros Makriyannis, George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Buoyed by nearly $10 million in established grants, the…
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine
Director: Vladmir P. Torchilin, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences The Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine is a recently organized…
Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC)
Director: Lucy Williams, Professor of Law With Professor Lucy Williams at the helm, the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and…
Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems
Director: : Heather Clark, Professor of Bioengineering and Chemistry Institute researchers are pioneering new imaging technologies to reveal, in real…
Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems
Director: : Heather Clark, Professor of Bioengineering and Chemistry Institute researchers are pioneering new imaging technologies to reveal, in real…
Network Science Institute
Director: Alessandro VespignaniExecutive Director: Kate Coronges The Network Science Institute was born out of our commitment to explore universality and…