PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering - Northeastern University
BS, Chemical Engineering - University of Rhode Island
For Red Sox fan Brian Plouffe, Northeastern offers state-of-the-art facilities that are easily accessible from his home in Rhode Island. Though Plouffe's daily commute is quick, presenting his research has taken him to more distant places, including Denver, San Francisco and Groningen, the Netherlands. Plouffe focuses on diagnostic medicine, bioengineering and microfluidics. Having just finished his second year with the IGERT program, Plouffe is working in the lab of Dr. Shashi Murthy using magnetic particle-based techniques to separate circulating tumor cells from blood. After he graduates in May 2011, he hopes to apply his work as a scientist in the medical device or diagnostic medicine field.