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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

New Imaging Tools, Looking Deep into Tissue

NIH award enables development of new deep-tissue imaging technology.

Researchers propose mechanism for spread of metastatic breast cancer to bone

Meinig School Assoc. Prof. Claudia Fischbach-Teschl a co-author on paper

Cancer cells 'talk' to their environment, and it talks back

A Cornell-led team has devised a method for measuring the mechanical force cells exert on their...

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

Twenty-four faculty were honored at the 2016 Excellence in Advising, Research and Teaching Awards.

Elizabeth Weiss selected as 2016-17 Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship recipient

One of three students to receive the award from the College of Engineering

Introducing new members of the faculty for 2016-17

Introducing new members of Cornell's faculty for 2016-17.

Did you know?

“Animal-on-a-chip” research was developed by Biomedical Engineering department chair Michael Shuler and Daniel Tatosian (Chemical Engineering, Ph.D., 2006). The one-inch square chips contain liver cells, tumor cells, multidrug-resistant tumor cell, marrow cell and adipose tissue cells and represent mathematical models that predict mobility of drugs through various organs.

Latest Spotlights

Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Dotse, M.Eng. 2011

Scholarship and industry experience compel alumnus to employ his skills for positive social change

Meet the 2016 NSF Fellows

Congratulations to the students who won a 2016 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship

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