Research Areas

Explore our Research Areas

For the graduate field of BME, which is much larger than the school, we emphasize the following six distinct but integrated areas of research:

biomechanics and mechanbiology

Biomechanics & Mechanobiology

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

biomedical imaging and instrumentation

Biomedical Imaging & 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 and 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.

Time-lapse Chick Embryo Development

Check out this time lapse video of chick embryo development out of the Meinig School's Jonathan Butcher Lab (Cardiovascular Engineering Laboratory)