Biomolecular & Biomedical

Faculty researchers utilize chemical engineering principles in biological applications to improve medicine and environmental systems.

Examples of research of faculty in their labs being conducted in this research area are highlighted below. Also, view all faculty associated with this research area.

Debra Auguste

August Lab for Responsive Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering engineers solutions to address current challenges in medicine.

Sidi Bencherif
Assistant Professor

Bencherif Laboratory for Advanced and Multifunctional Polymeric Biomaterials focuses on the fundamental understanding and development of polymeric materials for biomedical applications with a specific emphasis on tissue engineering, drug delivery, and cancer immunotherapy.

Rebecca Carrier

Advanced Drug Delivery Research (ADDRES) Laboratory conducts research in regenerative medicine, with a focus on intestinal and retinal tissue engineering, and in oral drug delivery, with a focus on enabling effective oral delivery of therapeutics.

Srirupa Chakraborty
Assistant Professsor

Simbiosys Lab focuses on structure-dynamics modeling of complex biosystems by looking at these through the virtual microscope. The goal of the lab is to solve biomedical problems at the molecular level both from first principles, as well as harnessing data-driven approaches.

Eno Ebong
Associate Professor

Ebong Laboratory focuses on studying the effects of the mechan­ical forces of blood flow on the endothe­lial cells that line and pro­tect our blood vessels—work that is aimed at advancing vas­cular dis­ease treatment.

Sarah Hashmi
Assistant Professor

Complex Fluids Lab

Abigail Koppes
Associate Professor

Advanced Biosystems for Neuroengineering Laboratory (ABNEL) focuses on neural engineering and the interface between neurons and surrounding tissues. Specifically ABNEL develops novel and transformative devices, biomaterials, and biophysical-based therapies for this aims. Current work centers on the gut, heart, and central/peripheral nervous system.

Ryan Koppes
Assistant Professor

Laboratory for Neuromodulation and Neuromuscular Repair studies the physical bridge between cells and electronics to improve nerve gap and prosthetic technologies.

Carolyn Lee-Parsons
Associate Professor

Lee-Parsons Lab investigates and engineers the production of pharmaceuticals from tissue cultures of plants.

Ming Su

Su Nanomaterials and Nanomedicine Group at Northeastern University focuses on fundamental and applied researches on materials and medicines.

Rebecca Willits
Professor and Chairperson

Materials for Tissue Engineering manipulates the extracellular environment to increase neural differentiation, nerve regrowth, and Schwann cell proliferation in vitro and increase functional nerve recovery in vivo.

Benjamin Woolston
Assistant Professor

Woolston Lab focuses on metabolic engineering and synthetic biology for sustainable biochemical production and human health.