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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

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

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

Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation

Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation

Pioneering the development of imaging technologies and instruments, from simple Point-of-Care devices to sophisticated new microscopes that detect and uncover mechanisms of disease.

Drug Delivery & Nanomedicine

Drug Delivery & Nanomedicine

Designing systems that effectively control the delivery of medicines, to investigate the effects of medicines on cells and tissues, and to evaluate their preclinical and clinical efficacy.

Molecular & Cellular Engineering

Molecular & Cellular Engineering

Combining engineering with cell and molecular biology approaches to unravel disease mechanisms and identify novel therapeutic approaches.

Systems & Synthetic Biology

Systems & Synthetic Biology

Integrating experimental, modeling, and engineering approaches to dissect complex cellular phenomena at the network-scale.

Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials

Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials

Developing strategies for the recreation of tissues and the modeling of systems for research or drug testing.