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Abigail Koppes Selected for 2021 NASA STAR Program

ChE Associate Professor Abigail Koppes was selected to be part of the highly competitive NASA’s Spaceflight Technologies, Application, and Research (STAR) Program for working with NASA and flight-ready experiment design.

Summer 2021 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Congratulations to the COE student recipients of the Summer 2021 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. BASE CAMP AWARDS Ana Salichs, COE’22, “Colorimetric Assays […]

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Improving Vein Grafts for Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases

BioE Associate Professor Guohao Dai (PI), ChE Assistant Professors Ryan Koppes (PI), and Abigail Koppes (co-PI) were awarded a $430K NIH grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Bioengineer a Humanized Autonomic Neurovascular Innervation on a Chip”.

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Understanding How the Nervous System Regulates Gut Inflammation

Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes, chemical engineering, received a $500K NSF CAREER Award, titled “Defining the Regulators of Enteric Plasticity in Engineered Microfluidic Environments.” Her research focuses on developing new, non-invasive methods of exploring human cellular responses to biological signals. She and her team are developing plastic, disposable handheld devices that expose engineered tissue to a range of signals, then measure its response.

Spring 2021 PEAK Experience Recipients

Congratulations to the COE student recipients of the Spring 2021 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. PEAK Experience Ascent Awardees Ryan Brady, COE’22, Chemical […]

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Abigail Koppes Receives the 2020 CMBE Young Innovator Award

ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes received the 2020 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Young Innovator Award, in which CMBE publishes the most innovative and impactful bioengineering studies carried out by junior faculty in the field.

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Abigail and Ryan Koppes Featured on Inside Front Cover of Advanced Biosystems

ChE Assistant Professors Abigail Koppes and Ryan Koppes’ research on “Reconfigurable Microphysiological Systems for Modeling Innervation and Multitissue Interactions” was published in the September issue of Advanced Biosystems.

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Abigail Koppes and Ryan Koppes Published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research

ChE Assistant Professors Abigail Koppes and Ryan Koppes published their research in the Journal of Neuroscience titled: “The effects of low intensity focused ultrasonic stimulation on dorsal root ganglion neurons and Schwann cells in vitro.”

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Abigail Koppes Receives BMES Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award

ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes won the Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society.

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Cryopreservation of Cardiac Autonomic Neurons

ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes and Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes’ research on “Cryopreservation and functional analysis of cardiac autonomic neurons” was published in the Journal of Neuroscience Methods.

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Investigating Intestinal Inflammation

ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes and Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes’ research on “Cholinergic Activation of Primary Human Derived Intestinal Epithelium Does Not Ameliorate TNF-α Induced Injury” was published in the latest issue of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.

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Advancements in Microphysiological Systems

ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes, Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes, and PhD Student Kyla Nichols’ research on “Recent advancements in microphysiological systems for neural development and disease” was published in the Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering.

Why I paused my Ph.D. research to work as an industry intern

ChE PhD student Tess Torregrosa wrote an editorial in Science Magazine on “Why I paused my Ph.D. research to work as an industry intern“, Tess was co-advised by Assistant Professors Ryan Koppes and Abigail Koppes.

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Rapid Prototyping of Multilayer Microphysiological Systems

ChE Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes, Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes, and PhD students were published in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering for their research on “Rapid Prototyping of Multilayer Microphysiological Systems”. Abstract Source: ACS Microfluidic organs-on-chips aim to realize more biorelevant in vitro experiments compared to traditional two-dimensional (2D) static cell culture. Often such devices are […]

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Observing How Cells Interact

ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes is isolating individual cell types to identify how they interact with their environment.

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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 […]

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”.

Watch scientists use electricity to herd skin cells, like sheep

ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes’ research on bioelectricity and cell migration was featured in Science Magazine article “Watch scientists use electricity to herd skin cells, like sheep.”

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AHA Grant to Explore the Innervation of Arterial Grafts

Associate Professor Guohao Dai from the Department of Bioengineering, Assistant Professor Ryan Koppes and Abigail Koppes from the Department of Chemical Engineering were awarded $200K from the American Heart Association (AHA) Innovative Project Award for “Bioengineer an autonomic neurovascular system to explore the innervation of arterial grafts”.

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Abby Koppes Featured as a Segment on an NPR WHYY The Pulse Episode

Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Abby Koppes was featured as a segment on an NPR WHYY The Pulse Episode to discuss her research platform “guts on a chip.”

Love of Science Leads to Prestigious Award

Minhal Ahmed, a fifth-year bioengineering student, was named the winner of the Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award for 2019, one of the highest honors a senior can receive.

Gut Health and Functional Foods Top Charts of 2019 Food Trends

ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes was featured in the Forbes article "Gut Health and Functional Foods Top Charts of 2019 Food Trends".

Northeastern’s First Mitchell Scholar and More

Was recently one of only 12 students nationally selected as a George J. Mitchell Scholar. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship and the 2019 Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award—one of the highest honors a senior can receive.

Prof. Koppes at AIChE WIC

The AIChE Women’s Initiative Committee (WIC) hosted a full day symposium of female speakers at AIChE 2018 to highlight the significant contributions of women to the chemical engineering field, including ChE Assistant Professor Abby Koppes who presented on “Engineered Models of the Gut-Brain Axis”.

COE NeuroArt Winner

MBF Bioscience recently selected ChE PhD student Danielle Large as a NeuroArt winner and her work was featured on the cover image of the November 2018 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Research.

Featured New PI – Abigail Koppes, Ph.D.

ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes was nominated by the New PI community (new PI slack) of over 900 folks worldwide as “Featured new PI” for the month of June.

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First International Conference on Biomaterials and Chemical Biology

Professors Ming Su and Art Coury of the Department of Chemical Engineering hosted at Northeastern University the first International Conference on Biomaterials and Chemical Biology. Collaborative research in these disciplines has the potential to advance the field of biomaterials in a unique way and lead to new discoveries for better medicines and treatments. The conference […]

Research Award: Gut-Brain Connection

Caroline Ghio, BS Chemical Engineering 2021, was awarded in fall 2017 an Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (UGRCE) Award from Northeastern University. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships offers financial and academic support through the UGRCE Award to Northeastern students seeking to conduct original research of their own design. Ghio, who received her award […]

Ahmed Wins Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award

Bioengineering student Minhal Ahmed ’19 was awarded the Undergraduate Advanced Research/Creative Endeavor Award for his research project entitled, “The Gut-Brain-Axis: Exploring the Interface Between Enteroendocrine Cells and the Enteric Nervous System”.

Puzan's Image Featured on Cover of Journal of Neuroscience Research

The work of ChE PhD student Marissa Puzan '19 and Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes is featured on the January 2018 cover of the Journal of Neuroscience Research. The image shows an activated enteric human enteric glial cell. The cell was incorporated into in vitro systems for studying enteric epithelial interactions. The image was produced as part of […]

ChE Professors Win NIH Trailblazer New/Early Career Investigator Award

ChE Assistant Professors Abigail Koppes and Ryan Koppes were awarded a $632K NIH grant to develop a microfluidic model of the ‘brain-in-the-gut’. The grant is a three-year Trailblazer New/Early Career Investigator R21 award with the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Caroline Ghio '21 Wins Undergraduate Research Creative Endeavors Award

Caroline Ghio, a second year chemical engineering undergraduate student, was awarded in fall 2017 an Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (UGRCE) Award from Northeastern University. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships offers financial and academic support through the UGRCE Award to Northeastern students seeking to conduct original research of their own design. Ghio, who […]

Young Scholar Program Provides Experience-Based Learning for Future Scientists and Engineers

The Center for STEM Education kicked off its 2017 Young Scholars Program on June 26, 2017, with 26 budding scientists and engineers from high schools at a variety of cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.

Eno Ebong, Abby Koppes, & Ryan Koppes to Participate in Tufts CTSI Junior Faculty Career Development Forum

Eno Ebong, Prof. Abby Koppes, and Prof. Ryan Koppes were selected as three out of the 29 junior faculty members chosen to participate in the Tufts CTSI 2016-2017 Junior Faculty Research Career Development Forum.

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.”

FY17 TIER 1 Award Recipients

23 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY17 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing over $600K dollars of investment in research.

ChE Professors Abby Koppes and Ryan Koppes Featured in Boston Globe

Chemical Engineering professors Ryan and Abby Koppes were featured on the front page of the Boston Globe in a Valentine's Day themed article.

Electrical Stimuli of CNS

Che Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes was featured in the Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering for her analysis of the methods of electrical stimuli used to manipulate the central nervous system.