Welcome to the New Department Chair, Diomedes Logothetis
Diomedes Logothetis, PhD was recently appointed as the new Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His mission is to advance Northeastern’s standing as a go-to institution for academic researchers interested in drug discovery. Dr. Logothetis previously served as chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine before coming to Northeastern. However, Dr. Logothetis is a Husky at heart, as he received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Northeastern in 1980 and his master’s degree in psychology in 1981. “My graduate training introduced me to the complex but fascinating world of molecular mechanisms of regulation of protein function”, says Logothetis, “NEU’s lead in cooperative education and Boston’s lead in the biotech sector offer exciting opportunities…that could facilitate the process from discovery to application. With an emphasis on targeting membrane proteins I aspire not only to continue my three lines of research interests but also to stimulate a unique environment through Pharmaceutical Sciences, where significant advances toward solving important health challenges can be achieved”.