Adjunct Faculty and Instructors

Aurelie Edwards, Research Professor at Boston University
Aurelie Edwards teaching BIOE 2355 Quantitative Physiology and in Spring 22 she will teach BIOE 6100 Medical Physiology.Aurélie Edwards is a Research Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. Her research focuses on renal transport mechanisms. After her PhD. in Chemical Engineering at MIT with Dr. William Deen, Aurélie held positions at Penn State University and Tufts University and she directed the CNRS Renal Physiology Unit at the Cordeliers Research Center (Paris, France). She co-authored the book Mathematical Modeling in Renal Physiology (Springer 2014). Current areas of interest include lifecycle adaptations in renal transporter profiles to regulate electrolyte and fluid homeostasis, and the mechanisms underlying proteinuria.
Joel Kent, Director, Regulatory Affairs Strategy, GE Healthcare
Joel Kent teaches BIOE 5250, Design of Medical Devices
Director, Regulatory Affairs Strategy, continuing to support LCS and the Monitoring Solutions regulatory team.Joel has 34 years of experience in engineering, regulatory affairs, and quality covering a variety of medical devices. At GE Healthcare he has worked in various regulatory roles in the monitoring and accessories businesses and prior to that he worked in quality systems and pre/post-market regulatory affairs for Datex-Ohmeda. He brings together deep expertise, creative thinking, and strong relationships with FDA to support his teams. Prior to transitioning to quality and regulatory, Joel worked as a product development engineer and has several patents related to gastrointestinal tonometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.Joel is an IEEE and American Society for Quality (ASQ) Senior Member. In addition, he is a Regulatory Affairs Professional Society Fellow (FRAPS), holds the RAC (CAN, EU and US), and is serving as Vice-Chair of the RAPS Boston Chapter.Joel lives in Needham, MA, with his wife of 29 years. They have two daughters ages 20 and 23. In his spare time, he serves as Chairman of the Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory committee for central MA. He enjoys fishing, boating, gardening as well as hiking at the beach with his Labrador Retriever “Salty”.
Marc Fuller, after receiving a Ph.D. with an emphasis on bioelectricity at the University of Michigan, has spent his career equally divided between academia and industry. He has worked for Bell Laboratories, Siemens Medical, Draeger Medical, and Philips Health Care. He has had academic appointments at Worcester Polytech, U Mass Medical School, University of Utah Medical School, and now of course at Northeastern University. His interests have spanned a wide range of physiological subjects from neural coding to resuscitation. His experiences have led him to believe that the best way to learn is by doing. You will see that reflected in his classes where he has students use a design-oriented approach to help them understand how their academic knowledge is applicable to the real world.

In addition to teaching, Prof. Fuller has worked with the Northeastern student organization Engineering World Health. With students, he has worked in a hospital bioengineering laboratory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has also traveled to Ghana to help facilitate joint efforts between students here and at the University of Ghana to develop medical instrumentation for use in low-resource environments.