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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

New York State has recently approved the new Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Major, and we are working hard to finalize the details of the curriculum.  The mission of the B.S. program in Biomedical Engineering 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 (BME) will prepare students to fill this increasingly critical need.

Recent News

Minglin Ma wins Hartwell award for diabetes work

Minglin Ma, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, has...

Eleven inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Nine Cornell doctoral candidates, one postdoc and a professor were inducted into the Cornell...

The Daniel and Fischbach Labs are awarded seed grants to begin new collaboration on cancer research

The project is entitled, "Single Particle Tracking of Oncogenic Microvesicles to Inform...

Engineering group recognizes Cornell grad Griffin

Darvin Griffin, M.S. ’14, Ph.D. ’16, a biomedical engineering researcher at Cornell’s Bonassar...

Diverse faculty shift national discourse one op-ed at a time

Women and underrepresented minority faculty members have been publishing opinion pieces and other...

Engaged Cornell graduate grants fund 10 Ph.D. students

Engaged Cornell has awarded its first Engaged Graduate Student Grants to 10 doctoral students, who...

Did you know?

In 2005, Prof. Larry Bonassar (BME)and Prof. Hod Lipson (MAE) developed the first bio-printing of living tissue and printed a meniscus which lived for three months in incubation. This launched the field of bio-printing.

Latest Spotlights

Alumni Spotlight: Casey Kraning-Rush, Ph.D. 2013

Alumna takes her research skills to court (intellectual property law)

Faculty Spotlight: Claudia Fischbach-Teschl

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl uses tissue-engineered model systems to understand the effect of a tumor cell's natural microenvironment on other parts of the body.

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