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Alexandros Makriyannis
George D. Behrakis Chair in pharmaceutical biotechnology, director of the Center for Drug Discovery, professor of chemistry and chemical biology

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Cannabis will transform medicine—once we figure out how to get rid of its side effects

Cannabis will transform medicine—once we figure out how to get rid of its side effects

To produce better drugs for chronic pain, mental illness, and other health problems, professor Alexandros Makriyannis is making new molecules.
Structure of the brain’s ‘marijuana receptor’ revealed

Structure of the brain’s ‘marijuana receptor’ revealed

New research by a team, including Northeastern’s Alexandros Makriyannis, reveals how THC gets into brain cells.
Drug discovery and delivery research at Northeastern’s pharmacy school spurs innovation, collaboration
Drug discovery and delivery research at Northeastern’s pharmacy school spurs innovation, collaboration

Drug discovery and delivery research at Northeastern’s pharmacy school spurs innovation, collaboration

Throughout Northeastern’s School of Pharmacy, researchers are making progress in solving a range of pressing health challenges.
An off-switch for drugs’ toxic side effects

An off-switch for drugs’ toxic side effects

An interdisciplinary approach to drug-abuse research

An interdisciplinary approach to drug-abuse research

Professor honored for his contributions to medicinal chemistry
Makriyannis

Professor honored for his contributions to medicinal chemistry

Northeastern explores biotech collaboration with Algeria

Northeastern explores biotech collaboration with Algeria

New weight-loss compound shows promise

New weight-loss compound shows promise

Pharmaceutical Biotech Scientist Discovers New Molecule to Treat Chronic Pain

Pharmaceutical Biotech Scientist Discovers New Molecule to Treat Chronic Pain