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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

Nicole Diamantides wins Cellink 3D Bioprinting Award

Bonassar Lab Ph.D. student receives Award at TERMIS meeting

Meinig Ph.D. student selected to attend special conference on Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)

Madhur Srivastava one of two graduate students invited to attend "EPR Present and Future -...

Tribute to Peter Meinig '61

Peter Meinig ’61, remembered at the Cornell University Board of Trustees meeting in Oct 27.

Women lead Cornell’s undergraduate BME Society

All members of Meinig School undergrad society executive board are women

Meinig School undergraduate team wins Wolfram Award at MedHacks 2017

Team of five places in top 15 at premiere biomedical and healthcare hackathon

Three faculty receive teaching excellence awards

De Vlaminck, Putnam, Singh receive 2017 awards for their teaching props

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

Postdoc Spotlight: Ana Maria Porras

Working with Brito Lab to investigate gut microbiota in a global context.

Welcome to Mert Sabuncu

The Sabuncu Lab conducts research in the field of biomedical data analysis, in particular imaging, with an application emphasis on neuroscience and neurology.


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