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Research

Convergent research with collaboration across government, industry, and academia

Faculty conduct research as part of the College of Engineering’s multidisciplinary research centers and institutes with funding by eight federal agencies, as well as part of college-wide Research Initiatives, and within their laboratories. View faculty profiles for laboratory research as well as our recent Scholarship Reports.

Research at a Glance


Institute for the Chemical Imaging of Living Systems

The Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems 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. At its core is an imaging center open to the Northeastern community.

Research Institute

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Research Areas

For an overview of the research by area and by faculty member conducted in our department, download our Research at a Glance presentation.


Faculty Laboratory Research Highlights

View the “A Look Into the Lab” video series to learn about the research occurring in our faculty member’s labs.

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Latest News

Investigating the Defense-Related Responses of Plants

ChE/COS Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons and BioE Affiliated Faculty member Erin Cram were awarded an $800K NSF grant for creating ” A Novel CRISPR SynBio Tool for Investigating and Reprogramming the Regulation of Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus.”

Developing Technology to Optimally Detect and Count Circulating Tumor Cells without Drawing Blood

BioE Professor Mark Niedre and Bouve/ChE Professor Mansoor Amiji are using their recent NCI/NIH grant to detect circulating tumor cells in the blood.

Blood Related Complications Due to COVID-19

BioE Chair and Professor Lee Makowski is researching if there is a connection between a spike protein in COVID-19 and blood-related complications from the disease. COVID-19 can affect the blood. Its spike protein may be the culprit. Main Photo: Lee Makowski, chair of the bioengineering department, holds a 3D printed model of COVID-19 showing spike […]

Understanding the Most Dangerous Aspects of COVID-19

BioE Professor and Chair Lee Makowski published a perspective article in the journal Virus titled, “Biological and Clinical Consequences of Integrin Binding via a Rogue RGD Motif in the SARS CoV-2 Spike Protein,” which explains the most dangerous aspects of COVID-19.