FROM THE FRONT LINES
The global Northeastern community is full of individuals rising to meet the challenges COVID-19 pandemic. From healthcare workers and first responders treating patients to entrepreneurs pivoting business models, learn about the inspirational stories from the front lines.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
What makes SARS-CoV-2 so infectious? The answer is in its proteins. Mary Jo Ondrechen and Penny Beuning, professors of chemistry and chemical biology, are using machine learning to investigate these proteins and begin to understand how to slow the spread of the virus.
Russ Layton’s, E’98, garage in suburban Boston has been outfitted with two industrial laser cutting machines. His vibrant young company, Sparx Hockey, has been reinvented and spread out among various locations. Keeping his employees working and manufacturing much-needed face shields.
Teaching the Teacher
The Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Laboratory (BATL) stands ready to train employees at these sites virtually and respond to other needs of the healthcare and biopharmaceutical industries.
BOLSTERING THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Northeastern is home to recognized experts in resilient supply chain structures who can help advise best practices for keeping chains robust even during times of economic and workforce-related upheaval.
Northeastern researchers like Alessandro Vespignani are part of the network of teams creating models to advise the Trump administration on the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.
UNCOVERING POTENTIAL TREATMENTS
As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, researchers like Albert-László Barabási are working to develop pharmaceutical drugs that slow the virus’s reach, heal the ill, and may offer a vaccine.
The Covid-19 Archive
With the COVID-19 global health crisis spreading rapidly on an enormous scale, the need for proper documentation of this challenging moment in history is greater than ever.
The COVID-19 pandemic is overwhelming healthcare systems worldwide. The pharmaceutical sciences play a critical, frontline role in stopping the spread of the virus by improving testing and developing treatments.