About Us

We believe that progress in biomedical engineering will increasingly rely on a quantitative understanding of the human body as an integrated system, and that this vision will guide the development of the discipline. Throughout our research and educational programs we seek relationships between molecular mechanisms and cellular dynamics, which, in turn, determine tissue and organ responses and the behavior of complete physiological systems. Developing quantitative relationships among phenomena that span these different scales is a key to the rational design of useful biomedical devices and therapies.

We offer programs to educate undergraduate and graduate students. At the undergraduate level, we offer a B.S. and a minor in biomedical engineering. At the graduate level, we offer a professional masters degree (M. Eng.) and a research-oriented doctoral (Ph.D.) degree.

Our research and training programs reflect the unique role of biomedical engineering as a bridge connecting engineering and physical sciences with biology and medicine. We have strong collaborations in research and education with colleagues in medicine, veterinary medicine, and a variety of biological disciplines.