Get Involved: Cancer Nanomedicine Co-ops for Undergraduate Research Experience

Interested in learning how nanomedicine is used to detect and treat cancer? Want to get involved in developing new nanotechnologies for the clinic? We are looking to match undergrads at Northeastern University with leading Boston researchers and clinicians for a six-month, hands-on research experience.  If you are thinking about a career in cancer science, engineering, or medicine, come get involved in the world’s first undergraduate program in cancer nanomedicine!  We are now accepting applications for the January-June 2017 co-op period through October 17, 2016.  Applications may be submitted through NUcareers.  Join us for an info session on September 20 @ 6 pm (Snell Library 33) or October 5 @ 6 pm (Snell Library 33).  We will also be hosting a booth at the BIOE/AIChE Career Fair on September 27 @ 6:30pm (Fenway 378).  See the full job description here.

Upcoming Events

Engineering the Nano-Bio Interface for Applications in Nanomedicine

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli, Dept of Engineering, MIT

125 Snell Library -- NEU, 2:50 PM


Mentor Spotlight


Anna Moore, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology, HMS

Our research deals with non-invasive imaging of molecular targets in cancer. Students with have the opportunity to explore the use of targeted multimodal nanoparticles for imaging of tumor growth, metastasis, and treatment.


Darrel J Irvine, Ph.D.

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering , MIT

Our laboratory has had a long-standing interest in use of engineered materials for enhancing cancer immunotherapy. Students will study how nanoparticle-based vaccines can control where and how cells of the immune system respond to tumor cells, with the goal of overcoming immunosuppression in solid tumors.


Trainee Spotlight


Thomas Hanlon

Health Sciences, '17

Uptake and localization of nanoparticles in cancer cells as a function of time and nanoparticle type

Deniz Ozisik

Biology/Math, '17

Biological Mechanisms of Gold Nanoparticle Enhanced Radiation Therapy

Alec Plotkin

Chemical Engineering, '18

Developing an encapsulation platform for tyrosine kinase inhibitors and investigating nanoparticle effects on pathway inhibition


CaNCURE Nanomedicine Day

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The CaNCURE Team would like to send out a congratulations to our first 15 trainees who completed the CaNCURE co-op this June! We were so proud to see all your accomplishments showcased at our first annual CaNCURE Nanomedicine Day and to learn that for many of you, this co-op was a career-defining experience. And a big thanks to news@Northeastern for providing press coverage for this great event! Read more…

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