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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.

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.

Join us in August! 

Join us Friday August 10, 2018 for a daylong symposium, "Our Microbes, Our Global Health," on how microbiome research and therapeutics can address global health issues. Organized by the Meinig School faculty Ilana Brito. For more details and to register, visit the event website, www.globalmicrobiomes.org.

Global microbiomes conference 2018 poster 2

Recent News

Symposium honors bioengineering pioneer Mike Shuler

Scientists from around the world gathered June 22 to honor the career of Professor Michael Shuler,...

Career Explorations puts future in 4-H'ers hands

More than 500 middle and high school students from across New York gathered at Cornell’s Ithaca...

Academic Integration Initiative builds on first-year successes

Koretzky leads efforts to better promote, build and enhance collaborative research efforts across...

Commercialization Fellows explore market for inventions

Doctoral students in Cornell Engineering’s Commercialization Fellowship are developing tools to...

Use artificial intelligence to rein in health care costs

Op-Ed by Meinig School students in Science Policy Boot Camp Class

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages

A cross-campus collaboration led by materials science professor Uli Wiesner results in visual...

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: Jeerapond Leelawattanachai, Ph.D. 2013

Developing affordable diagnostic tools for developing countries.

Student Spotlight: Madhur Srivastava

Ph.D. research in signal processing in magnetic resonance spectroscopic and imaging techniques.

Events Calendar

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