Bioengineering Collaborative Capstone Makerspace

The Department of Bioengineering has a 3000 square ft makerspace that has 18 tables for team work on Capstone, research and teaching projects.

A student looks at a monitor with an image of high-res cells.
Computer Imagery

Microscope image of human airway smooth muscle cells stained with fluorescent calcium dye for asthma research conducted in Harikrishnan Parameswaran's lab.

A student looks through a microscope.
Microscope Hub in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex

Student looking through a microscope at cancer culture.

Mona Minkara works on cell configuration
Faculty Research

Assistant Professor Mona Minkara sits with her Research Assistant and works on cell configuration. Dr. Minkara is a blind faculty member and she uses these cells to feel and recognize cell types.

Two students working in the lab
State of the Art Teaching Labs

Two students engage in a weekly lab for Bioengineering Measurement, Experimentation and Statistics course. All Sophomore students are required to take this lab. They learn cell and tissue culture, biomechanics, computational and other areas within Bioengineering.

Spotlight Stories

Xuezhu Cai
PhD Bioengineering, 2021

Her research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She also had an internship...

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Kerry Eller
BS Bioengineering, 2021

It might seem unusual that Kerry Eller discovered her passion for bioengineering during a month-long Dialogue of Civilizations to...

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NSF CAREER Award to Develop Better Asthma Treatments

Assistant Professor Harikrishnan Parameswaran, chemical engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Parameswaran seeks to understand how the smooth muscle detects inhaled irritants and generates force at the cellular level to develop better treatment for people with asthma.

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Nikolai Slavov poses for a portrait in an Egan research lab.

Paul G. Allen Distinguished Investigator for Pioneering Single Cell Proteomics Research

Associate Professor Nikolai Slavov, bioengineering, was recently named a prestigious Allen Distinguished Investigator and was awarded a $1.5 million three-year grant to further his novel research on single cell proteomics.

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Engineering In Action

World-Renowned Cooperative Education

Kritika Singh, BS, Bioengineering, is on her first co-op at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Center for Systems Biology and she is also working on a malaria project to express a difficult to express protein. Her ambition is to be a physician scientist and says co-op will definitely help her achieve that.

World-Renowned Cooperative Education

Aanie Phillips, BS, Bioengineering, says co-op puts into perspective what you learn in the classroom providing an immersive learning experience. She did two co-ops, a clinical one at a doctor’s office, and the other as a mechanical and operations engineer at Virtudent, a teledentistry startup. Aaanie is off to medical school with a full scholarship from her top-choice school.

Recent News

Kritika Singh and Yasemin Cole

BioE Alumna Published and Honored for Community Service and Leadership

Bioengineering alumna Kritika Singh, E’20, who was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge (NIH OxCam) Scholar before she graduated, has had her work on “Bright and stable luminescent probes for target engagement profiling in live cells” featured on the cover of Nature Chemical Biology. Singh was also awarded the 2021 […]

Mona Minkara floats weightless in zero gravity experience.

Making Space Accessible to All

BioE Assistant Professor Mona Minkara participated in a zero-gravity flight with a crew of 12 ambassadors with mobility, vision, and hearing disabilities to test how spacesuits and vessels can be made more accessible.

Paul Champion receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Conference on Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy

The International Conference on Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy (TRVS) selected BioE Affiliate Faculty and Physics Professor Paul Champion as a recipient for its Lifetime Achievement Award for “Outstanding Contributions and World-Wide Recognition for Developing novel Time-Resolved Raman Spectroscopies to Measure Complex Phenomena in Biological Systems”.

Rodrigo Blanco Bravo, BioE’22, Hannah Boyce, ChE’22, Lake Jacobs-Skolik, EE’22, and Carrie Tam, CEE’22.

2021 Fulbright Applicants

Rodrigo Blanco Bravo, E’22, bioengineering; Hannah Boyce, E’22, chemical engineering; Lake Jacobs-Skolik, E’22, electrical engineering; and Carrie Tam, E’22, civil engineering and architectural studies, are among the slate of 2021 Northeastern University applicants to the Fulbright US Student Program.