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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

Apply now! Open faculty positions at the Meinig School

Currently seeking Two Tenure-track Assistant Professors

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium

Ilana Brito wins Packard Foundation fellowship

Brito’s work involves the human microbiome and horizontal gene transfer (HGT).

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The Meinig School's annual newsletter available now!

Group uses organoid to explain immune cells’ rapid response

Cornell BME/MAE and Weill Cornell Medicine teams report a method for uncovering immune response...

Meinig School at the BMES Annual Meeting

Meinig School Events and Presentations at BMES 2017 in Phoenix, Oct 11-14.

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 Yadong Wang

Yadong Wang has joined the Meinig School as professor of heart-assist technology. Wang's research focuses on creating biomaterials that present controlled chemical, physical, and mechanical signals to cells, tissues and organs, with the goal of contr...

Student Spotlight: Aaron Chiou

By researching how cancer works in the body, Aaron Chiou hopes to prevent it from spreading


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