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Research

Convergent research with collaboration across government, industry, and academia

 

The Department leads a university-wide research institute and focuses research areas in core disciplines that remain the backbone of the disciplinary work and represent the breadth of topics covered by the department within bioengineering.

Additionally, 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.


Latest News

3D Printing Could Help in Finding Brain Cancer Treatments

BioE Associate Professor Guohao Dai, who specializes in 3D printing live tissue, created a three-dimensional model to study the development of brain tumors.

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Unpicking the Proteome in Single Cells

BioE Assistant Professor Nikolai Slavov’s research into using single-cell mass-spectrometry methods for high-throughput analysis of proteins is featured in the Science article “Unpicking the proteome in single cells.”

Translating the ‘Mastermind’ Concept from Business to Academia

Assistant Professors Danielle Levac (Bouvé), Emily Zimmerman (Bouvé), Kristen Allison (Bouvé), Abigail Koppes (ChE), Sarah Ostadabbas (ECE), Jessica Oakes (BioE), and Associate Professor Eno Ebong (ChE) were awarded a 2020 ADVANCE Mutual Mentoring Advancement Program (M2AP) Grant for “Translating the ‘Mastermind’ Concept from Business to Academia: Facilitating Peer mentorship among female PIs leading active research labs”.

In Vitro Implementation of Robust Gene Regulation in a Synthetic Biomolecular Integral Controller

ECE/BioE Professor Eduardo Sontag’s research on “in vitro implementation of robust gene regulation in a synthetic biomolecular integral controller” was published in Nature Communications.