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Welcome to BME

The Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University is building research and educational programs around a vision that a quantitative understanding of the human body can be used as a foundation for the rational design of therapies, molecules, devices, and diagnostic procedures to improve human health.

About BME

The primary mission of the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system and the mechanisms of disease through quantitative engineering analysis, and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics to improve human health.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
The mission of the B.S. program in biomedical engineering (BME) is to train students in the practice of design, fabrication, and analysis of biomedical systems, devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics.  Specifically, Cornell's vision of biomedical engineering centers around a quantitative approach to understanding biology across length and time scales, with a focus on issues related to human health.

Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University focuses on interdisciplinary research to achieve a quantitative understanding of human biology at all spatial and temporal scales with the goal of improving human health.

Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
Engineers who understand biology and who can apply their knowledge and skills to improve human health are increasingly in demand. A professional degree in biomedical engineering will prepare students to fill this increasingly critical need.

Recent News

Meinig School 2016 Newsletter

Available online now. Check out what we've been up to.

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

Cornell researchers received a $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Online game invites public to fight Alzheimer's

A new online game is inviting members of the public to look under a virtual microscope and...

Gift lets entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants

Eight faculty members from five colleges, as well as Cornell Tech, won awards from the Louis H....

Neurotech symposium on the brain spotlights new discoveries

Researchers plumbing the mysteries of the brain gathered on Sept. 29 to share their discoveries at...

Cancer killers: C dots show ability to induce cell death in tumors

Research involving cancer-targeting silica particles, known as Cornell dots, has shown that the...

Did you know?

In 2013, Lawrence Bonassar, associate professor of biomedical engineering, created the first artificial ears using 3-D printing and injectable molds. The artificial ear looks and acts like a natural ear and can be used for people born without ears or lost to accidents or illnesses

Latest Spotlights

Welcome Ilana Brito

Brito uses systems biology approaches to study the transmission of bacterial and genetic components of the human microbiome

PhD Summer Immersion in NYC

Check out what our PhD students are up to this summer during their immersion term in NYC.


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