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Inherently Interdisciplinary

At the interface of engineering and medicine, bioengineering is an inherently interdisciplinary field with societal impact. With a focus on development of an entirely new classes of products, instrumentation, and implants, the field of bioengineering is poised for growth with the impact to human health extraordinary.

Innovative Education and Research
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Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the heart of a Northeastern education. From project based coursework and teaching labs to research opportunities and co-op there is a range of opportunities to apply classroom learning to the real world.

BS, MS, and PhD Degrees
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Innovative Research

Students work alongside highly accomplished faculty conducting research in state-of-the-art labs designed for interdisciplinary and collaborative research in areas that encompass the entire breadth of biological and biomedical engineering.

Research Areas
Capstone Collaborative Makerspace

With a 3000 square foot makerspace including 18 tables and state-of-the-art equipment, undergraduate students have the space, capabilities, and environment to work and innovate together on capstone, research, and teaching projects.

Capstone Design

Spotlight Stories

Kaitlyn Ramesh
BS Bioengineering, 2025

Kaitlyn Ramesh, E’25, bioengineering, received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious, merit-based awards for undergraduate...

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Zachary Hoglund
BS Bioengineering and Biochemistry, 2024

Zachary Hoglund, E’24, bioengineering and biochemistry, is the recipient of the Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award for 2024, one...

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences Member

University Distinguished Professor Eduardo Sontag, ECE/BioE, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his career that has made breakthroughs in the mathematics of nonlinear and complex systems, with repercussions for biomedicine, systems biology, and neural networks.

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Mona Minkara

NSF CAREER Award to Improve Immune Response with AI

BioE Assistant Professor Mona Minkara was awarded a $827,000 NSF CAREER Award for “Decoding the Code of Glycan-Collectin Interactions: Computational Engineering of Surfactant Proteins for Tailored Glycan Recognition.”

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AIMBE Fellow

ChE/BioE Associate Professor Eno Ebong was selected as a 2024 Fellow for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Engineering In Action

World-Renown Co-op Program

Ella Strzegowski (Bioengineering E’23) embarked on a co-op at Moderna in the fall of 2021, just as the company was applying for its biologics license and COVID-19’s Omicron variant was tearing through the population. Her experience placed her at the epicenter of covid-related research even as the virus—and the world’s response to it—changed by the day.

PhD Research for Impact

Lauren Cole (PhD in Bioengineering) has dedicated her Northeastern research to understanding the medicinal properties of certain plants, especially in the production of chemotherapy drugs. Shedding light on how plants can be engineered to produce these beneficial molecules, she’s shared her research in published journal articles and an award-winning conference presentation.

World-Renown Experiential Learning

Originally from Nigeria, OluwaFemi Koledoye (MS in Bioengineering) pursued a cell and tissue concentration at Northeastern—hoping to return home with the training to bring change to healthcare in West Africa. His hands-on experience of the biopharmaceutical industry, including a co-op, gave him the tools to realize his ambitions.

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

Taking a Healthy Lifestyle One Step at a Time

MGEN Associate Teaching Professor Ram Hariharan debunks the myth of a magic number of steps people need to take each day to stay healthy. He says the true benchmark that people should be setting depends on individual health and fitness goals.

Patent for Single-Molecule Protein Analysis

COS/BioE Professor Meni Wanunu received a patent to create a “Method and system for linearization and translocation of single protein molecules through nanopores.”

Oakes Recognized by ASME in Top 25 Early Career Professionals

American Society of Mechanical Engineers recognized BioE Associate Professor Jessica Oakes on the Watch List of top 25 early career professionals. Her ASME magazine profile highlighted her work “What happens when we inhale things?” with applications from wildfire smoke to e-cigarettes.

Exploring mRNA Modifications and Gene Expression at Inaugural RNA Symposium

BioE Assistant Professor Sara Rouhanifard presented her research on how mRNA modifications regulate gene expression at the inaugural Center for RNA Molecular Biology symposium at Penn State.