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Department of Bioengineering at Northeastern University
The Interface of Engineering and Medicine

Intrinsically interdisciplinary, and centrally located in a biotech hub, bioengineering at Northeastern is leading the way in bioimaging, cell and tissue engineering, biomechanics, and biomedical device advancement.

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Erica Wagner
BS, Bioengineering 2020

Earned the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the United States’ premier award for outstanding young researchers in STEM fields.

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Kritika Singh
BS Bioengineering, 2020

Bioengineering student Kritika Singh, E'20, is one of only 32 students from the US selected as a Rhodes Scholar....

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Announcing the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems

Bioengineering Professor Heather Clark is leading a new university-wide research institute, which focuses on in vivo chemical analysis and imaging, and leverages key university strengths, including nanosensors for in vivo chemical analysis, imaging, soft robotics, and embedded systems.

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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

3D Printing Could Help in Finding Brain Cancer Treatments

BioE Associate Professor Guohao Dai, who specializes in 3D printing live tissue, created a three-dimensional model to study the development of brain tumors.

Congratulation NSF GRFP Recipients

Congratulations to the current students and alumni who are recipients of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards.

Potts Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Bioengineering BS/MS student Jake Potts was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship which he will use to conduct research at Sorbonne University to try to determine how certain cancerous mutations happen as DNA is “misrepaired,” a process that occurs when, say, radiation or harsh chemicals break the two strands of our DNA, and our cells respond by trying to repair this damage.

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Shefelbine Selected as AIMBE Fellow

MIE/BioE Professor Sandra Shefelbine was selected as an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow in recognition of “her distinguished and continuing achievements in medical and biological engineering”.