Dr. Sophie Noel

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering; Michigan State University
  • M.S. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; minor in Biotechnology; North Carolina State University
  • Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; North Carolina State University
  • Industrial Scientist; Baebies, Inc.; Durham, NC
  • Education Postdoctoral Scholar, Biotechnology, North Carolina State University

Research Areas

  • Assay development
  • Molecular biology
  • Developmental biology


  • Spectrometry
  • Plate-based assays
  • Immunoassays
  • Enzymatic assays
  • Experimental design
  • Data analysis
Dr. Sophie Noel


In the past few years, assays (biological tests) have become more familiar to the average person through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assays are the tools used by scientists and doctors to detect molecules of interest. Have you ever had a blood panel run? Those results came from multiple assays that were developed by researchers and performed by scientists.

How do scientists develop assays to detect these molecules of interest (perhaps, a novel disease)? And how do scientists confirm that these assays work the way that they should? Join Dr. Noel’s research team to develop a toolkit for researchers to use to more quickly develop and validate brand-new assays!

Dr. Noel is excited to start with the Biotechnology Program in January 2022- more details will be available after she joins BIT!

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