Nels Shafer wearing a BME-designed gown

Addressing a PPE shortage

When local hospitals risked running out of protective gowns, biomedical engineering students saved the day. Their designs are now being produced at rates reaching 10,000 per day.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Engineering proteins to block the virus

Professor Jonathan Sachs and team aim to develop and manipulate molecules that can prevent SARS CoV-2 from attaching to human cells.

David Odde COVID-19 research

Creating a COVID-19 simulator

Professor David Odde is creating a biophysical computer model that simulates COVID-19 on a molecular and cellular level, and tests therapies and vaccines computationally.

Map showing COVID-19 around the world

The case for data-driven science

In an opinion piece in the Hill, Professor Jonathan Sachs makes the case for sticking to the scientific process in the fight against COVID-19.

Pioneering, high-impact research

Department research spans the full spectrum of biomedical engineering. And our faculty are leading the way in cardiovascular, neural, and cancer bioengineering.

This provides world-class opportunities for students in the lab and classroom. 

Student successes