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The Meinig School has the goal of being the best biomedical engineering school in the nation in two research topics: (1) cellular imaging, particularly in vivo optical imaging, and (2) micro-and nano-biotechnology. The school expects to be among the top 10 BME schools in three other areas: (1) biomaterials and drug delivery, (2) molecular, cellular, and tissue engineering and (3) soft tissue biomechanics. For the graduate field of BME, which is much larger than the school, we emphasize the following six distinct but integrated areas of BME research:

Research Topics

Biomaterials and Drug Delivery

Biomaterials and Drug Delivery

Using both traditional methods of synthesis and protein engineering strategies to develop biologically inspired polymers for therapeutic and diagnostic applications.

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Investigating the role of mechanical forces in physiological and disease processes.

Biomedical Imaging

Biomedical Imaging

The pioneering work of determining the mechanisms of disease rely on the sophisticated imaging techniques designed by engineers.

Micro- and Nano-biotechnology

Micro- and Nano-biotechnology

Cornell: a pioneer in the development and definition of nanobiotechnology.

Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering

Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering offers invaluable strategies to the recreation of tissues and to the modeling of systems for research or drug testing.

Systems Biology

Systems Biology

Systems biology is the integration of experimental and modeling approaches to dissect complex cellular phenomena.