Bioengineering Spotlights

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Mar 20, 2023

BioE Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Horenstein, University of Denver

Rachel Horenstein, PhD, is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Denver. She currently teaches courses in solid mechanics and engineering design. She earned her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2020 where, as a member of the Multiscale Mechanics and Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology Lab, […]

Bioengineering

Mar 20, 2023

BioE Alumni Spotlight: Solomon Mensah, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Assistant Professor Solomon Mensah obtained a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering from City College of New York and a PhD in Bioengineering in 2019 from Northeastern University. He was born in Ghana and is the CEO of Therapeutic Innovations Inc., which develops lifesaving medical devices for low to middle-income countries. Currently, he works at Worcester Polytechnic […]

Bioengineering

Mar 08, 2023

Goldwater Scholar Sets Sights on Medical and Doctoral Degrees

Giona Kleinberg, E’23, majoring in bioengineering and biochemistry with a minor in data science, is an experienced researcher with several publications and a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship under his belt, all prior to earning his bachelor’s degree. His next goals: a medical degree and a PhD.

Bioengineering

Mar 08, 2023

Opening Doors for the DeafBlind Community

Bioengineering student Nick Scaperdas, E’24, is working with a group of students from the Sherman Center’s Generate program to develop a doorbell that can be used by DeafBlind individuals.

Bioengineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Tianchi Chen

Dec 19, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Tianchi Chen, PhD’22 – Bioengineering

My research concentration is on using dynamical system modeling approach to understand epigenetic mechanisms in gene regulatory networks and building distributed computational synthetic genetic circuits. Following NU, I will be working as a senior decision scientist at Merck and continuing my research.

Bioengineering

Dec 14, 2022

Bioengineering an Impact with ‘Give a Hand’

Isabela Castillo, an undergraduate bioengineering student, started the Give a Hand club on campus, which develops prosthetic hands for those in need and works in collaboration with Enabling the Future, a global network of volunteers making medical devices.

Bioengineering

Dec 05, 2022

BioE Students Granted Provisional Patent for a Breast Implant Design that Mimics Natural Bodies

Breast implants in the 21st century provoke images of popular culture beauty icons, but their importance surpasses societal status throughout the worlds of biomedical engineering and plastic surgery. Last Spring, an NU Bioengineering student group realized a gap in the market of breast implants. They worked together to create an implant that mimics natural bodies and recently received a provisional patent for the design.

Bioengineering

Oct 14, 2022

PhD Spotlight: Yasmeen Farra, PhD’22 – Bioengineering

Yasmeen Farra, PhD’22, bioengineering, focuses research on vascular mechanics – specifically, how chronic disease associated with e-cigarette “vaping” or cigarette smoking influences the structural integrity and functional health of large arteries. Following graduation, Farra took her passion for scientific research to her new role as a scientist at Senda Biosciences, a biotech startup in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She works on the translational biology team to help bring life-changing treatments to patients by harnessing Senda’s platform for fully programmable medicines.

Bioengineering