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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

BEST program benefits doctoral students, postdocs

3-year-old, NIH-funded initiative broadens professional training for biomedical students.

Bonassar Lab Ph.D. student receives grant for research spun out of summer immersion term

Grant will fund research on a promising new method for joint repair.

Student science policy group hosts Leslie Danks Burke for roundtable discussion

Local politician shares insights on how to get more involved with politics and advocacy in the...

Print on Demand

3D bioprinting feature highlights Bonassar Lab research.

Stem Cells and Muscle Repair

Cornell Research feature on the Cosgrove Lab's work on therapies for muscular degenerative diseases.

Faculty projects get global-at-home curriculum grants

Ten faculty-led projects are receiving approximately $170,000 in Internationalizing the 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

Cornell Engineering undergraduate makes a habit of giving back

Cornell Engineering undergraduate Haley Antoine ’19 is always looking for ways to give back. In addition to her classes, her lab work, her Irish Dance practice, and her mentorship of Code Red Robotics, Antoine has somehow managed to fit several other...

Alumni Spotlight: Jaclyn Carlson, M.Eng. 2012

Alumna incorporates biomedical engineering into a career as a veterinarian

OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS

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