Esin B. Sözer

Assistant Teaching Professor,  Bioengineering



  • SN 342


Dr. Sözer received her PhD in Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. Her research training spanned electrical engineering, plasma physics, accelerator physics, and biophysics. Previously, she held positions of Research Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, Postdoctoral Scholar at ODU and at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and Graduate Assistant at USC and Auburn University in Auburn, AL. Her research interests include biophysics of electric field and biological system interactions, electropermeabilization, and electrostimulation.

Dr. Sözer has been a scientific consultant and has taught biomedical engineering classes at ODU before joining Northeastern University Bioengineering Department. Her teaching philosophy aims to create an environment where students are engaged, they are heard, and their individual needs are considered as much as possible.


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics, University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles, CA
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • B.S., Electronics Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Teaching Interests

Bioelectricity, Biophysics

Select Publications

  • E. B. Sözer, A. Pakhomov, I. Semenov, M. Casciola, V. Kim, P. T. Vernier, and C. Zemlin, “Analysis of excitation and electroporation by high repetition rate bursts of nanosecond stimuli,” Bioelectrochemistry, vol. 140, p. 107811, 2021.
  • Zaklit, G. L. Craviso, N. Leblanc, P. T. Vernier, and E. B. Sözer, “2-ns Electrostimulation of Ca2+ Influx into Chromaffin Cells: Rapid Modulation by Field Reversal,” Biophys. J., vol. 120, no. 3, pp. 556–567, Feb. 2021.
  • E. B. Sözer, S. Haldar, P. S. Blank, F. Castellani, P. T. Vernier, and J. Zimmerberg, “Dye transport through bilayers agrees with lipid electropore molecular dynamics,” Biophys. J., vol. 119, no. 9, pp. 1724–1734, 2020, doi:
  • E. B. Sözer and P. T. Vernier, “Modulation of biological responses to 2 ns electrical stimuli by field reversal,” Biochim. Biophys. Acta – Biomembr., vol. 1861, no. 6, pp. 1228–1239, 2019.
  • E. B. Sözer, Z. A. Levine, and P. T. Vernier, “Quantitative Limits on Small Molecule Transport via the Electropermeome — Measuring and Modeling Single Nanosecond Perturbations,” Sci. Rep., vol. 7, no. 1, p. 57, 2017.
  • E. L. Hansen, E. B. Sözer, S. Romeo, S. K. Frandsen, P. T. Vernier, and J. Gehl, “Dose-Dependent ATP Depletion and Cancer Cell Death following Calcium Electroporation, Relative Effect of Calcium Concentration and Electric Field Strength,” PLoS One, vol. 10, no. 4, p. e0122973, Apr. 2015.
  • A. Peralta, K. Soong, R. J. England, E. R. Colby, Z. Wu, B. Montazeri, C. McGuinness, J. McNeur, K. Leedle, D. Waltz, E. B. Sözer, B. Cowan, B. Schwartz, G. Travish, R. L. Byer, “Demonstration of Electron Acceleration in a Laser-Driven Dielectric Micro-Structure,” Nature 503, 91–94, 2013.
Esin Sözer


Jul 08, 2022

New Faculty Spotlight: Esin Sozer

Esin Sozer joins the Bioengineering department in July 2022 as an Assistant Teaching Professor.

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