Connecting Maine’s
Life Science, Health & Engineering industries

The Roux Institute partners with Maine Life Science and Health entities to develop a regional identity and to build a talent pipeline for the Biosciences.

Let’s work together to unlock opportunity across Maine.


Graduate Programs for Active and Aspiring Bioscience Professionals

Since launching in Fall 2020, Northeastern University’s Roux Institute has been committed to fostering opportunities for current and aspiring bioscience professionals, both in and out of the classroom. The Roux Institute offers in-demand master’s programs that allow students to learn across academic and professional contexts.


Maine Biotechnology Education Consortia

The Roux Institute is partnering with Maine’s Biotechnology leaders across industry and academia to maximize learning opportunities for learners and professionals alike. Students combine their Applied Labs curriculum at the Roux Institute with experiential visits that provide firsthand insights into the many opportunities in biotechnology available across Maine.


Gaining real-world experience
at industry labs

This spring, students in the Roux Institute’s biotechnology master’s program got to conduct research experiments, present their work, and discover new career opportunities during three-day modules hosted by labs in Maine’s biotech ecosystem.


"We’re trying to bridge the gap between education and industry, so students can take what they know in tech, life sciences, and engineering and create professional opportunities that don’t exist today.”

Aileen Huang-Saad

Director of Life Sciences and Engineering; Associate Professor of Bioengineering

The Roux Institute


Post-Baccalaureate, Pre-Clinical Healthcare Gap Year Program in Maine

Build your healthcare career while expanding care access across the state of Maine.

Fueled by an Industry Partnerships grant from the Maine Department of Labor, Northeastern’s Roux Institute and Bouvé College of Health Sciences have partnered with Maine’s premier healthcare systems and community health clinics to host a Post-Baccalaureate, Pre-Clinical Gap Year program. This innovative non-degree program allows aspiring healthcare professionals to gain valuable experience in providing direct patient care or essential behind-the-scenes services.


Rural Healthcare Scholars Program

In collaboration with Northeastern’s Bouvé School of Health Science and College of Engineering, the Roux Institute has created the Northeastern Rural Health Scholars program, designed to help students research and problem-solve the challenges faced by rural healthcare providers. In spring 2022, the inaugural cohort of 13 students studied rural health trends in Maine, with a subset then participating in a Portland, Maine-based immersion experience, visiting MaineHealth telemedicine sites to meet and interview clinicians and administrative staff.


Roux Institute Faculty

Northeastern’s Roux Institute is home to expert faculty in both the College of Science and College of Engineering.

Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Affiliate Faculty


Rai Winslow, Director of Life Science and Medicine Research; Professor of Bioengineering

Research Spotlight: Capturing Real-Time Data to Improve Patient Outcomes

Rai Winslow, a national leader in computational medicine based at The Roux Institute, is a principal investigator in a research project being conducted with MaineHealth. The project aims to take complex data sets about patients in the state’s largest cardiothoracic ICU and translate them into metrics that could better predict adverse outcomes — in time for physicians to avert them whenever possible.


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