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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

Alumna's cancer talk highlighted as a big idea at TED 2017

Elizabeth Wayne describes a method to treat cancer by leveraging immune cells.

Meet the 2017 NSF Fellows

Two Meinig School Ph.D. students win national award.

Ilana Brito receives grant from the Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum Competition

Grant to expand reach of microbiome-based research through student-organized workshop

More than 200 soggy students champion science in D.C. march

More than 200 Cornell undergraduate and graduate students joined 40,000 scientists and boosters to...

Video: On "Accepting Inconvenient Facts" at Ithaca's March for Science

Prof. Chris Hernandez speaks at the Ithaca March for Science

BEST program benefits doctoral students, postdocs

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

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

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: