Northeastern University

Page Content

Health - Research at Northeastern University

Health

Our faculty pursues solutions to global health challenges across a broad front, from developing nanotechnology-based cancer therapies and synthesizing new biopharmaceuticals, to identifying ways to make the health-care system more efficient and more equitable.

This approach is built on collaborations among faculty in engineering, the life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, social sciences, and the humanities, in partnership with hospitals, universities, corporations, and NGOs around the world.

Centers & Institutes

  • Antimicrobial Discovery Center

    Director: Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor

    The mission of the Center is to translate basic science discoveries into novel antimicrobial therapies to combat Biowarfare and conventional pathogen threats. Antimicrobial drug discovery is in a state of crisis ? the last class of broad-spectrum compounds, the fluoroquinolones, was discovered 40 years ago. The rise of multidrug resistant pathogens and the threat of […]

  • 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 is dedicated to better understanding drug mechanisms of action and developing new approaches and technologies aimed at improving the discovery of new therapeutic drugs. The main projects include drug design and synthesis, chemical/biochemical approaches for studying drug receptor interactions and the role of membranes in […]

  • 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 research unit aiming to perform studies on the border between two fast growing scientific areas, Biotechnology and Nanomedicine. The missions of the Center include: 1. Intensive research in such areas as Nanomedicine (pharmaceutical nanocarriers with controllable properties for delivery and targeting of water-insoluble drugs, […]

  • Center for Translational Cancer Nanomedicine (CTCN)

    Director: Vladimir Torchilin, Ph.D, D.Sc; Nahum Goldberg, MD

    The NIH-funded Northeastern University Center for Translational Cancer Nanomedicine (CTCN) has been established in September 2010 as part of Phase 2 of the National Cancer Institute’s Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer program with collaborations at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital; Harvard Medical School; Tufts University, Auburn University, and Nemucore Medical Innovations, Inc. The CTCN will utilize […]

  • Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR)

    Director: Alisa Lincoln

    The Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR) is devoted to research and its practical application in an effort to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Boston and other urban communities. The IUHR is focused on exploring social determinants of health in urban settings, the promotion of health equality and the elimination of […]

MyNEUFind Faculty & StaffFind A-ZEmergency InformationSearch

360 Huntington Ave., Boston, Massachusetts 02115 • 617.373.2000 • TTY 617.373.3768
© 2012 Northeastern University

Assistive Options

Top of page


Assistive Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a Usablenet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.