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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

Cancer killers: C dots show ability to induce cell death in tumors

Research involving cancer-targeting silica particles, known as Cornell dots, has shown that the...

Researchers Demonstrate Hyperspectral Imaging for Multiphoton Microscopy

Schaffer Lab discovers an innovation to extend the current capabilities of this technology

Neurotech symposium features Brain Prize winners

Some of Cornell's best scientists working on how the brain works will gather Sept. 29 for the...

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

US News and World Report ranks Cornell Engineering's undergraduate program #9 in the nation

Patient looks to new ultrasound treatment to relieve tremors

MRI-guided ultrasound ablation, a new noninvasive treatment for tremors being offered at Weill...

Group creates planar bacterial surface for antibacterial study

Cornell researchers are engineering planar bacterial outer membrane-like supported bilayers, which...

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

Welcome Ilana Brito

Brito uses systems biology approaches to study the transmission of bacterial and genetic components of the human microbiome

PhD Summer Immersion in NYC

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

OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS

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