Apr 20, 2021
BioE/COS Professor Heather Clark developed a new DNA-based nanosensor that tracks neurotransmitter communication between the body and brain in real-time. The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A burgeoning field of medicine known as bioelectronic medicine seeks to use highly specific nerve stimulation to treat neurological diseases. In order to precisely target the nerves, scientists need to know how they react in real time and in living organisms; this nanosensor represents a step in that direction.
Apr 20, 2021
Congratulations to the 17 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY22 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects.
Apr 12, 2021
It might seem unusual that Kerry Eller discovered her passion for bioengineering during a month-long Dialogue of Civilizations to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. After all, it was an international relations program with courses on disarmament and international law. But in addition to her classes, Eller conducted independent research for a paper on global engineering. These are just a couple of experiences that led Eller to earn the Truman Scholar and the Harold D. Hodgkinson Award.
Mar 30, 2021
Assistant Professor Harikrishnan Parameswaran, bioengineering, received a $600K CAREER Award for “Elucidating the Role of Collective Cell-Matrix Interactions in the Mechanobiology of Airway Narrowing.” The research seeks to understand how the smooth muscle detects inhaled irritants and generates force at the cellular level to develop better treatment for people with asthma.
Mar 29, 2021
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 […]
Mar 29, 2021
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 […]
Mar 29, 2021
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.
Mar 22, 2021
For Michael Parrish, pursuing a degree beyond the undergraduate level was always in the cards. “I declared bioengineering from day one at Northeastern University,” Parrish admits. “But I initially was interested in exploring going to medical school and being in a more patient-oriented career.” His well-rounded Northeastern experience helped Parrish, who graduated with a BS […]
Mar 16, 2021
As part of the 25th anniversary of Nature Biotechnology, BioE Assistant Professor and Allen Distinguished Investigator Nikolai Slavov published his future vision in the article “Voices of biotech research” about what he thinks are the most exciting and essential biotechnology opportunities.
Mar 07, 2021
For Laura Bilal, E’21, and Meghan Quon, E’22, bioengineering, their third-place finish in the 2020 Husky Startup Challenge, taking home $1,000 in funding to pursue their venture, was inspired by their own daily habits and needs. The “challenge” is part of the Entrepreneurs Club—Northeastern’s venture incubator and start-up pitch competition. The pair’s invention, KLIP Tech, […]