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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Kritika Singh
BS Bioengineering, 2020

Kritika Singh, E'20, receives Rhodes Scholar, NIH OxCam Scholar, and Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award.

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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

Parameswaran Receives NSF CAREER Award

BioE Assistant Professor Harikrishnan Parameswaran received a $600K CAREER award for “Elucidating the Role of Collective Cell-Matrix Interactions in the Mechanobiology of Airway Narrowing.”

Congratulations NSF GRFP Recipients

Congratulations to the current students and alumni who are recipients of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years […]

Eller Receives Prestigious Hodgkinson Award

Kerry Eller, E’21, bioengineering, received the Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award for her distinguished scholastic achievement as well as character, personality, qualities of leadership, cooperative work experience, and service in voluntary organizations and activities. The award is one of Northeastern University’s highest honors for graduating seniors. Colleges nominate their top students on the basis of […]

Nature Biotechnology Perspective on Increasing proteomics throughput

BioE Assistant Professor and Allen Distinguished Investigator Nikolai Slavov published a perspective article in Nature Biotechnology “Increasing proteomics throughput” highlighting new mass-spectrometry technologies transcending limitations in the throughput of proteomics and opening the stage for many exciting applications.