Helen Markewich

Assistant Teaching Professor,  Bioengineering



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Dr. Markewich previously received her BS in Applied Biology with a focus on Microbiology from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). She then completed a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before beginning PhD studies at Cornell University. Her graduate research investigated nitrogen dynamics and nitrogen conservation on small farming systems in equatorial, resource-limited areas, and included substantial international fieldwork. After completing her PhD, she did postdoctoral work in environmentally sustainable nitrogen removal from municipal wastewater. Dr. Markewich then worked in industry for a number of years before coming to Northeastern University.

Dr. Markewich’s industry experience includes applied water quality science in large-scale municipal water treatment systems and R&D in biotechnology. She has experience working in the public sector and the private sector, including a biotechnology startup environment.

Dr. Helen Markewich’s teaching is focused on undergraduate laboratory-based and project-based learning. She teaches core laboratory and technical elective laboratory courses in Bioengineering. As a Bioengineering Capstone Faculty Advisor and the Coordinating Faculty member for the Bioengineering Capstone course, she is experienced in advising and providing technical and project management guidance to Capstone teams in many areas of Bioengineering.


  • PhD, Animal Science, Cornell University
  • BS, Applied Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology