In [his] years at Northeastern, Chai has helped – in collaboration with research groups at Harvard – provide techniques essential to understanding and driving future research in this field. These collaborative experiences were driven by resources provided by the College of Science, he says.
“The College of Science has provided various platforms and mechanisms to encourage research collaborations,” said Chai. “For example, my group has collaborated with other groups in engineering. We have been working together to investigate biofilm assembly and disassembly using a combination of molecular, material, and engineering approaches.”
Beyond that, Chai says that the environment at Northeastern University is one of learning. A path he fully understands, as his route to becoming a biology professor included a variety of rigorous training steps.–excerpt from May, 2015 article by Jeff Cutler for COS News