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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

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

Cornell assistant professors Ilana Brito, Guillaume Lambert, Kyle Lancaster and Nilay Yapici have...

Joining forces to Turbo-boost Cancer Research

Collaboration Employs New Strategies to Study the Spread of Cancer

Madhur Srivastava Receives Travel Award

Ph.D. student to visit Dartmouth College to learn new techniques for dentistry and tumor therapy

Collaborators use new strategies to study cancer's spread

Finding new ways to study cancer and how it spreads is the goal of the Center on the Physics of...

David Fischell Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

Cornell Engineering alumnus named an academic luminary of innovation and invention.

Grad student honored for teaching, cancer patient program

Peter DelNero, doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, received the 2017 K. Patricia Cross...

Did you know?

In 2013, Lawrence Bonassar, associate professor of biomedical engineering, created the first artificial ears using 3-D printing and injectable molds. The artificial ear looks and acts like a natural ear and can be used for people born without ears or lost to accidents or illnesses

Latest Spotlights

Alumni Spotlight: Jaclyn Carlson, M.Eng. 2012

Alumna incorporates biomedical engineering into a career as a veterinarian

Alumni Spotlight: Liz Wayne, Ph.D. 2015

A 2017 TED Fellow breaking rules to create a better future

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