WELCOME TO ABNEL!

Dr. Abigail Koppes, Principal Investigator

ABNEL lab members recognized at departmental award ceremony!

Several lab members were recognized today at the chemical engineering department award ceremony. Congratulations everyone! Caroline Mills: Best MS student researcher (Class 2019-2020), undergraduate research award, Adam Bindas: 2020 outstanding seminar award Beth DiBiase: 2020 Nabil Morris award Caroline Ghio: Huntington 100, 2020 college of engineering rising star award, Peak summit award Bridget Eckel: Advanced […]

Tess and David Finish Co-Ops

Tess and David successfully completed their Co-Ops! They both did 6-month Co-Ops beginning in the Summer. Tess did hers in the neuromuscular and movement disorders group at Biogen and David did his in R&D at Momenta Pharmaceuticals. Great job!

Abby Featured in Northeastern University Feature Article

Abby is featured in a News@Northeastern article titled, “If cells could talk … actually, they do. But what are they saying?” Details included below: Abigail Koppes, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is isolating cell groups on tiny plastic chips, enabling her team to observe the specific roles of cells that have gotten lost in the noise […]

ABNEL Welcomes New PhD Students Kyla and Kirstie

ABNEL welcomes Kyla Nichols and Kirstie Belanger as new PhD students.  Kyla comes from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S. Biomedical Engineering) and Kirstie is joining on rotation from the University of Maine (B.S. Biomedical Engineering).

Caroline wins PEAK Award!

Caroline Ghio has been awarded an inaugural Northeastern PEAK award to support her project titled: “Lactic Acidosis: A Cellular Response to Functional Iron Insufficiency” Congrats Caroline!!

Samson and Tina Present in Research Showcase!

Samson Cantor and Tina Tailor presented their summer research on thermal bonding of microfluidic chips. They worked in the lab as part of the Young Scholars Program during their break before the start of their senior year in High School. They were advised by Adam Bindas. Congrats on the great work!  

Minhal Presents a TEDx

Minhal presented a talk digging into some of the exciting new research into the gut microbiome. Details on the talk below: How does our gut speak to us? This talk explores the fascinating new evidence linking the bacteria in our gut to various unexpected aspects of our health, including psychological disorders like anxiety and depression. […]

Research in the Advanced Biomaterials for Neuroengineering Laboratory (ABNEL) focuses on neural engineering and the interface between neurons and surrounding tissues. Specifically ABNEL develops novel and transformative devices, biomaterials, and biophysical-based therapies for this aims. Current work centers on the gut, heart, and central/peripheral nervous system.

Please feel free to also visit our sister lab Laboratory for Neuromodulation and Neuromuscular Repair (LNNR)

NEWS

2020 CMBE Young Innovators were recognized at the 2020 BMES conference where they gave invited talks.

Dr. Koppes was awarded a 2020 CMBE Young Innovator award for the recent paper: Cholinergic Activation of Primary Human Derived Intestinal Epithelium Does Not Ameliorate TNF-α Induced Injury. The paper (first author by lab alumni Sanjin Hosic) was published as part of the eponymous special issue. Congrats Dr. Koppes!

Editorial:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12195-020-00659-4

Paper:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12195-020-00633-0?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst&utm_source=ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst&utm_medium=email&utm_content=AA_en_06082018&ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst_20200625&error=cookies_not_supported&code=a3bbbc4a-5a12-420c-b1c2-bf2f7766952b

Tweet from the journal:
https://twitter.com/CMBEjournal/status/1317093574035505155

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