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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

Video shows tree climbers' exploration of Madagascar

Over winter break, a group with the Cornell Tree Climbing Institute (CTCI) made a video of its...

PhD Summer Immersion in Full Swing

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

Recellularized human colon model could aid in cancer research

Cornell researchers have helped develop a recellularized human colon model that could be used to...

Meinig investigator sees lipids as path to curing disease

The key to curing multiple sclerosis may well lie in the mysterious signaling of lipids, a major...

Six scientists named inaugural Mong neurotech fellows

Three pairs of early career scientists have been named the inaugural Mong Family Foundation Fellows...

Ultrashort cell-free DNA reveals health of organ transplants

Single-strand DNA sequencing method used for analyzing ancient remains applied by Cornell...

Did you know?

Professor Marjolein van der Meulen was co-Prinicipal Investigator on the CU-ADVANCE which started in 2009. Cornell University is committed to diversity and gender equity and to an institutional environment where all faculty can achieve their greatest potential in research, education, and service.

Latest Spotlights

PhD Summer Immersion in NYC

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

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

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

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OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS

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