Erel Levine

Associate Professor,  Bioengineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Chemical Engineering

Contact

Office

  • 328 ISEC

Lab

  • 415 Mugar

Research Focus

Systems and synthetic biology of the Brain-Immune-Gut super-system; Interactions among hosts and microbes; Deep learning approaches to interpreting biological data and designing biomedical solutions

About

Joins the bioengineering department in January 2019.

Education

  • Ph.D, Theoretical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 2005
  • M.Sc, Applied Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1999
  • B.Sc, Computer Sciences and Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1997

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics

Research Overview

Systems and synthetic biology of the Brain-Immune-Gut super-system; Interactions among hosts and microbes; Deep learning approaches to interpreting biological data and designing biomedical solutions

Systems Bioengineering

Biological systems are distributed, interacting, and complex. How do we understand them, manipulate them, control them? Our lab combines modeling and computation, statistical and machine learning, and quantitative experiments in model systems, to study distributed biological systems, with a particular interest in gut-brain interactions.

Systems Bioengineering

Selected Research Projects

  • Sub-Cellular Localization and Small RNA and Regulation of the Outer Membrane
    • – Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation

Selected Publications

  • Levine, Erel, Lee, Kyung Suk (2020). Microfluidic approaches for Caenorhabditis elegans research. Animal Cells and Systems, 24(6),311-320. 10.1080/19768354.2020.1837951
  • K. S. Lee and E. Levine, Microfluidic Platform for Longitudinal Imaging in C. Elegans, JoVE, 135, 2017
  • E. Korkmazhan, H. Teimouri, N. Peterman, E. Levine, The Dynamics of Translation can Determine the Spatial Organization of Membrane-Bound Proteins and their mRNA, National Academy of Sciences, 114(51), 2017, 13424-13429
  • M. Scholtz, A. Diner, D. Biron, E. Levine, Feeding Dynamics are Controlled by the Need for Energy and for Information, PNAS, 114(35), 2017, 9261–9266
  • H. Teimouri, E. Korkmazhan, J. Stavans, E. Levine, ESub-Cellular mRNA Localization Modulates the Regulation of Gene Expression by Small RNAs in Bacteria, Physical Biology, 14(5), 2017, 056001
  • A. Bitran, W.Y. Chiang, E. Levine, M. Prentiss, Mechanisms of Fast and Stringent Search in Homologous Pairing of Double-Stranded DNA, PLoS Computational Biology 13(3), 2017, e1005421
  • K.S. Lee, S. Iwanir, R. Kopito, D. Biron, E. Levine, Regulation of Food Uptake by Serotonin-Dependent Balance Between Two Modes of Feeding, Nature Commications, 8, 2017, 1422

Jun 08, 2022

Announcing the New MS in Bioengineering Concentration: Systems, Synthetic, and Computational Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering at Northeastern University is driven by the conviction that the interface of engineering and medicine is one of the great intellectual adventures of the 21st century. Recognizing the breadth of disciplines that contribute to bioengineering, the MS in Bioengineering degree allows students to choose one of four concentrations to develop deep […]

Faculty

Apr 11, 2020

FY21 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 19 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY21 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 13 different projects.

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New Faculty Spotlight: Erel Levine

Erel Levine joins the Bioengineering department in January 2019 as an Associate Professor.

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