COVID-19 Research

With access to up-to-the-minute information, the Bioengineering Department has been actively involved in COVID-19 research since the start of the pandemic. Our research is wide-ranging, including the impact of the virus on a cellular level, practical decontamination strategies in PPE, and quick, accurate testing techniques.

COVID-19 Research in Bioengineering
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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.

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

Assistant 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

COE Research Featured on Cover of Tissue Engineering Part A

Research from Assistant Professors Sidi A. Bencherif (ChE) and Ambika G. Bajpayee (BioE) on “Hyaluronic Acid-Based Shape-Memory Cryogel Scaffolds for Focal Cartilage Defect Repair” was featured on the cover of the June 2021 Tissue Engineering Part A journal.

Women Who Empower Inaugural Innovator Awards

Engineering students won Northeastern’s inaugural 2021 Women Who Empower Innovator Awards for their entrepreneurship. Emily Man, E’19, and ME’19, bioengineering, and Valeria Martinuzzi, ME’18, bioengineering, were first place winners in the Young Alumnae Graduate Award category for their work on Venova Technologies, which is developing a novel contraceptive device for women. Gabrielle Whittle, E’21, mechanical […]

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Bajpayee’s Lab Research on Cover of Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator Issue 2021

Research of Assistant Professor Ambika Bajpayee, bioengineering, and her team was published on the cover of the Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator Issue 2021 of the journal Biomaterials Science. The paper, titled “Milk exosomes with enhanced mucus penetrability for oral delivery of siRNA,” was in collaboration with Sanofi. Key authors in addition to Bajpayee, include first […]

Summer 2021 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Congratulations to the COE student recipients of the Summer 2021 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. BASE CAMP AWARDS Ana Salichs, COE’22, “Colorimetric Assays […]