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Prebiotics in Food Are More Certain Source of Health Benefits Than Prebiotic Sodas

While the health benefits of prebiotics in soda are debated, ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier recommends relying on the definitive evidence that food with prebiotics promote a healthy gut and can have overall health benefits.

Investigating the Link Between Gut Health and Mental Health

ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier explains the current knowns and unknowns of the connection between gut health and mental health. While the two have been proven to have a clear link between them, the underlying mechanisms that cause these connections to be made are still being researched.

Research Partnership Between Northeastern and University College Dublin Flourishes

Northeastern has expanded its longstanding undergraduate partnership with University College Dublin of Ireland to include research and doctoral education. As part of the collaboration, the universities will jointly fund five new joint research projects that address global challenges in health care. ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier and University College Dublin Professor David Brayden will partner on one of the new research projects.

Using Spark Fund Awards To Optimize Drug Delivery

ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier is using the Spark Funds from the Center for Research Innovation at Northeastern to develop an algorithm-driven, streamlined process for drug delivery to potentially reduce dosages and side effects. 

Bajpayee’s Lab Research Featured on Cover of Biomaterials Science

Research conducted in BioE Associate Professor Ambika Bajpayee’s Molecular Bioelectrostatics and Drug Delivery Lab that focuses on oral delivery of gene therapeutics was featured on the front cover of Biomaterials Science. Students conducting the research are Chenzhen Zhang, PhD’23, and Hengli Zhang, PhD’25.

Faculty and Staff Awards 2024

The College of Engineering recognized faculty and staff at the annual faculty and staff awards event and thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication in support of our students, college, and university during the 2023-2024 academic year. View award recipients and photo gallery.

Spring 2023 Spark Fund Awardees

MIE Associate Professor Randal Erb, ChE/BioE Associate Professor Eno Ebong, ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier, and MIE Associate Professor Yi Zheng are recipients of the Spring 2023 Spark Fund Awards from Northeastern’s Center for Research Innovation.

Announcing Summer 2023 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of Northeastern’s Summer 2023 PEAK Experiences Awards. They will be pursuing a diverse set of projects, including a study of a pathogen that haunts hospitals, an examination of segregationist rhetoric in Boston newspapers, and an analysis of creativity in music.

Inside Rebecca Carrier’s Advanced Drug Delivery Research Lab: How a Practical Problem can Turn into One’s Life Work

ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier is researching the interactions between materials and biological systems, with a current focus on the intestinal environment and drug delivery, as well as retinal and gut epithelial repair.

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Carrier Receives Honorable Mention at 3-D ROC

ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier received an honorable mention during the National Eye Institute (NEI) 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC). Carrier’s team created an organoid-microvessel co-culture system that proposes to add vasculature embedded in a biomimetic hydrogel to organoids to increase oxygen and nutrient flow and mimic the chemical and physical cues present in developing eye tissue.

Effects of Gut Health on the Body

ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier is studying the microbiome to develop models about gut health and its effect on the body.

NIH Trailblazer Award for Engineering Smarter Gut Metabolites to Affect Human Health

ChE Assistant Professor Benjamin Woolston is leading a $628K NIH Trailerblazer Award with Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes, Associate Professor Abigail Koppes, and Professor Rebecca Carrier for “Engineered Probiotics for Closed-Loop Control of Disease-Associated Gut Metabolites in Gut-On-Chip Models.”

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Abigail Koppes: Advancing Technology, Treatment, and Diversity in Biomedical Engineering

Associate Professor Abigail Koppes, chemical engineering, began her career as a Future Faculty Fellow through Northeastern’s ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development. Today she is an associate professor, has two patents, and numerous young investigator recognitions.

COE Professors Selected in Stanford University List of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

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Materials and Microenvironments for Engineering the Intestinal Epithelium

ChE Professor & Associate Chair of Research Rebecca Carrier, Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes, and Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes research on “Materials and Microenvironments for Engineering the Intestinal Epithelium” was published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Abstract Source: Springer The barrier functions of the gastrointestinal tract rely in large part on a single layer of […]

Carrier Awarded Patent for Controlling Apical Flow to a Cell Culture

ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier was awarded a patent for a "Device for controlled apical flow in cell culture inserts." Abstract Source: USPTO A device for controlling apical flow to a cell culture includes an apical insert that defines at least one inlet channel extending from an inlet port to an apical feed port and at […]

Rebecca Carrier Elected as a AIMBE Fellow

ChE Professor and Associate Chair of Research Rebecca Carrier has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for her exceptional achievements and significant contributions within the medical and biological engineering fields.

Carrier Receives $1.57M in Renewal of NIH Grant

ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier was awarded a four-year $1.57M renewal NIH grant for “Impact of lipids and food on oral compound absorption: mechanistic studies and modeling.” Abstract Source: NIH The overall goal of this project is to enable mechanistic understanding and quantitative prediction of the influence of ingested lipids and food on orally delivered compound absorption. […]

ChemE Research & Creative Endeavor Awardees

The Department of Chemical Engineering is proud to announce that eight of their students have received the Northeastern University Research and Creative Endeavor Awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.

Strong Female Role Models Contributed to Their Success

Jennifer Morales, PhD Bioengineering, comes from a place where feminist role models are rare and detainees are prevalent. She’s from Mission, Texas, a city in Hidalgo County—one of the immigration epicenters in the United States. “Whenever you hear about families getting separated at the border, they’re probably talking about Hidalgo,” she said. It’s economically depressed, […]

Carrier Awarded $300K NSF Grant for Tissue Modeling

ChE Professor Rebecca Carrier, in collaboration with Erin Lavik from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, was awarded a $300K NSF grant for “Engineering Architecture for Tissue Models”.

Making World-Changing Progress through Cancer Immunology Research

Jordan Harris, BS, Chemical Engineering, 2017—Jordan Harris’ goal was simple: Take advantage of Northeastern’s College of Engineering education and experience to gain access to a graduate program to render his opportunities in science and engineering virtually limitless. Graduating with a 4.0 GPA and being accepted into many dual MD/PhD programs, Harris is on target for […]

Faculty and Staff Awards 2017

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2016-2017 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Edward Beighley, CEE Yun Raymond Fu, ECE Tommaso Melodia, ECE Rising Star Staff Award Erin Schnepp, Undergraduate Academic Advising Carolina Venegas-Martinez, CEE Outstanding Teachers of First Year […]

NU Talks: Linking diet and health

ChE Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier discusses her research into the human gut microbiome during a NU Talks session at the ISEC opening.

Bioengineering PhD Candidate Jaclyn Lock Wins AIChE Poster Competition

BioE PhD candidate Jaclyn Lock, advised by ChE Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier, was awarded first place in the AIChE Materials Engineering & Sciences Division (MESD) poster competition.

ChE Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier Awarded $5M NIH Bioengineering Research Partnership Grant

ChE Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier (PI) and Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes (co-I) were awarded a $5M NIH Bioengineering Research Partnership grant entitled “GuMI: New In Vitro Platforms to Parse the Human Gut Epithelial-Microbiome-Immune Axis.”

Exploring Lower Vertebrate Retina Regeneration

ChE Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier was awarded a $450K NSF grant for "Uncovering Regeneration-Permissive Cues in Lower Vertebrate Retina to Inform Retinal Regenerative Medicine". Abstract Source: NSF Retinal degeneration, particularly associated with aging, is a widespread and increasing health problem currently affecting 2.1 million people in the U.S. and imposing a substantial burden on the […]

Collaboration and Innovation at Chemical Engineering Research Retreat

On July 18, faculty and staff from the Department of Chemical Engineering came together for a Research Retreat led by Associate Professor & Associate Chair of Research, Rebecca Carrier.

Chemical Engineering Well Represented at World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal

Northeastern had the highest number of presentations by faculty and students ever at the World Biomaterials Congress held in Montreal from May 17-22, 2016.

Carrier Selected to Attend US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

ChE Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier has been invited to represent Northeastern at the National Academy of Engineering’s 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

CaNCURE – Cancer Nanomedicine Research Co-ops

As the first group of students finish their co-ops through the CaNCURE program, they describe their experiences as career-defining.

Carrier to Chair 2017 Society for Biomaterials Conference

ChE Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier was selected to chair the 2017 Society for Biomaterials Conference in Minneapolis.

Rebecca Carrier advances drug delivery

Rebecca Carrier, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Scientists and doctors have long known that food digestion affects the way the body absorbs not just nutrients, but also drugs. Fat molecules, in particular, can help people absorb drugs, including oral chemotherapy treatments, more efficiently. What we have yet to discover are the details of this process […]

Carrier to Represent NU

Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier is one of only 73 young engineers in the country to be invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.  Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. […]

Fat for better drug function

Sci­en­tists have long known that food diges­tion affects the way the body absorbs var­ious compounds—from nutri­ents to drugs and toxins. “You can get mul­tiple hun­dreds of per­cent improve­ment in bioavail­ability if you dose a com­pound in the pres­ence of a high fat mol­e­cule,” said Rebecca Car­rier, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of chem­ical engi­neering at North­eastern University. The problem with that […]

Carrier Awarded $430K Grant

Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Rebecca Carrier received a $430K grant from NIH to determine the “Impact of Lipids on Intestinal Mucus Transport and Structural Properties”.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. […]

FY12 TIER 1 Award Recipients

28 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY12 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different research projects.

Carrier Awarded $230K Grant

ChE Assistant Professor Rebecca Carrier received a $230K grant from NIH to development a natural matrix-based cell delivery vehicle for delivery of RPCs to the subretinal space to promote retinal regeneration.

How Food Affects Drug Delivery

ChE Assistant Professor Rebecca Carrier was featured in the latest issue of Chemical & Engineering News to explain her computational models of how foods interact with medications.

Carrier Awarded NINDS Grant

ChE Assistant Professor Rebecca Carrier and Bouve professor Mansoor Amiji were awarded a $475K NINDS grant to examine a “nano-emulsion” system of delivery that will allow drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier.