Biomedical Engineering

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ABET accredited

2016-2017 Academic Year

Faculty: 35
Undergraduate Students: 450
Graduate Students: 88
Postdoctoral Fellows and Scientists: 50
Undergraduate Majors: Biomedical Engineering
Graduate Programs: Biomedical Engineering – M.S., Ph.D.
Department Chair: Alyssa Panitch

Biomedical Engineering applies engineering principles and techniques to solving medical problems and to translating new discoveries into the clinic and operating room. Faculty, 1/3 of whom have appointments in the School of Medicine, work on better ways to detect, study, reverse, or cure such problems as cancer and heart disease, repair and regenerate tissues, and design vaccines. Undergraduates prepare for interdisciplinary careers by choosing among six areas: bioinstrumentation, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, medical imaging, systems engineering, and pre-medical school preparation. Research and graduate studies focus on the broad areas of tissue engineering, imaging, cellular and molecular systems, orthopedic biomechanics, sensor and MEMs systems, targeted therapeutics, computational modeling, and biofluids & transport and synthetic bioengineering.

Research Highlights

Bioinformatics/Computational Bioengineering
Biomedical Imaging
Biosensors and Microfabricated Electrical and Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

Research Facilities and Partnerships

TEAM Design, Prototyping and Fabrication Facilities
Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging
UC Davis School of Medicine
Northern California Nanotechnology Center
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures

Editorial Home to:

Annals of Biomedical Engineering
(K.A. Athanasiou, Editor-in-Chief)

Physics in Medicine and Biology
(Simon Cherry, Editor-in-Chief)