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Herbert Levine

University Distinguished Professor,  Physics
University Distinguished Professor,  Bioengineering

Contact

Office

  • 617.373.2902

Research Focus

mechanics of motility at both single cell and multicellular levels, genetic and metabolic networks underlying phenotypic changes en route to cancer metastasis, effective detection by and activation of the adaptive immune system

Education

  • 1979 PhD in Physics, Princeton University
  • 1977 MA in Physics, Princeton University
  • 1976 BS in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors & Awards

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, September 1988
  • Fellow, American Physical Society

Research Overview

mechanics of motility at both single cell and multicellular levels, genetic and metabolic networks underlying phenotypic changes en route to cancer metastasis, effective detection by and activation of the adaptive immune system

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • M.K. Jolly, S.A. Mani, H. Levine, Hybrid Epithelial/Mesenchymal Phenotype(s): The ‘Fittest’ for Metastasis?, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Reviews on Cancer (BBA), 2018
  • D. Jia, J.H. Park, K.H. Jung, H. Levine, B.A. Kaipparettu, Elucidating the Metabolic Plasticity of Cancer: Mitochondrial Reprogramming and Hybrid Metabolic States, Cells, 7(3), 2018, 21
  • J. Kim, J. Feng, C.A.R. Jones, X. Mao, L.M. Sander, H. Levine, B. Sun, Stress-Induced Plasticity of Dynamic Collagen Networks, Nature Communications, 8(1), 2017, 842
  • J.T. George, D.A. Kessler, H. Levine, Effects of Thymic Selection on T Cell Recognition of Foreign and Tumor Antigenic Peptides, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114 (38),2017, E7875-E7881
  • M.K. Jolly, K.E. Ware, S. Gilja, J.A. Somarelli, H. Levine, EMT and MET: Necessary or Permissive for Metastasis?, Molecular oncology 11 (7), 2017, 755-769
  • M.K. Jolly, M. Boareto, B. Huang, D. Jia, M. Lu, E. Ben-Jacob, J.N. Onuchic, Implications of the Hybrid Epithelial/Mesenchymal Phenotype in Metastasis, Frontiers in Oncology, 5, 2015, 155
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Faculty

Aug 23, 2019

Levine Uses Theoretical Physics to Make Sense of Cancer

COS/BioE Professor Herbert Levine collaborates with cancer biologists to explore fundamental questions, such as how cancer spreads and why immunotherapies only work for certain patients.

Faculty

Jan 04, 2019

New Faculty Spotlight: Herbert Levine

Herbert Levine joins the Bioengineering department in January 2019 as a University Distinguished Professor with a joint appointment in Physics.

Faculty

Apr 18, 2018

Herbert Levine Recruited Through Game Changers Fund

Newly recruited BioE Professor Herbert Levine will become Northeastern’s first National Academy of Sciences member and the first one recruited under the new "Game Changers Fund". Source: News @ Northeastern Biophysicist is first professor recruited through ‘Game Changer’ initiative by Allie Nicodemo, April 12, 2018 Northeastern has recruited its first faculty member through the university’s […]

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