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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

Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

Four Cornell assistant professors have been honored by the National Science Foundation with Faculty...

NYC event celebrates goal-shattering success of campaign

Approximately 500 Cornell alumni and friends gathered Jan. 29 in New York City to mark the...

Funding Cornell’s Future Engineers, With a Focus on Minorities

With a $50 million gift to Cornell University’s College of Engineering, Robert Frederick Smith aims...

Two Meinig School Faculty elected to AIMBE’s prestigious College of Fellows

Associate Professors Cynthia Reinhart-King and Claudia Fischbach-Teschl have been elected to the...

Engineering Tumor Environments for Study

Meinig BME's Claudia Fischbach-Teschl uses tissue-engineered model systems to understand the effect...

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

Using white blood cells to ferry potent cancer-killing proteins through the bloodstream, Cornell...

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

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.

Alumni Spotlight: Diego Rey, Ph.D. 2010

BME alumnus Diego Rey is a biomedical engineer, entrepreneur, and developer of molecular diagnostic solutions for bacterial resistance. GeneWEAVE, Inc., which he co-founded with two fellow graduate students while at Cornell, sold to Roche last year f...


The Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering is currently seeking applicants for the: