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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. As of Fall 2022, the Roux Institute offers four in-demand master’s programs that allow students to learn across academic and professional contexts.
College of Science
(Master’s and Certificate programs available)
Combining challenging academics in biology, computer science, and information technology with real-world experience
Advanced, interdisciplinary training in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, and pharmaceutical sciences with the development of high-value business skills critical to success in today’s dynamic workplace
College of Engineering
Concentration in Systems, Synthetic, and Computational Bioengineering – Focuses on using engineering principles to model and understand complex biological systems in health and disease
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Concentration in Computer Networks and Security – Provides the skills needed for careers in wired and wireless secure networked systems, research and development, and academia.
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.””
Director of Life Sciences and Engineering; Associate Professor of Bioengineering
The Roux Institute
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.
Assistant Teaching Professor, Biotechnology
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Visiting Professor, Chemical Engineering
Assistant Teaching Professor, Bioinformatics
Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
Assistant Teaching Professor, Biotechnology/Bioinformatics
Affiliate Faculty, University of Maine at Farmington
Affiliate Faculty, Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Affiliate Faculty, MaineHealth Institute for Research
Affiliate Faculty, Biomed Eng, Faculty Scientist III, MHIR
Mol. & Cell Bio, Faculty Scientist I, MHIR
Affiliate Faculty, Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration (UNE)
Biomed Eng. Faculty Scientist II, MHIR
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.