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    A Closely Knit Community

    Nestled into the Wasatch Mountain range, the Department’s new home (foreground) is located next to the University Hospital & School of Medicine (upper left) – providing a clinically immersive educational experience that is unique among BME training programs. Center for Medical Innovation

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    National Academy of Engineering Member (2003)

    A Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Dr. Kim's pioneering works covers a broad range of biomaterials including hydrogels, biodegradable drug conjugates, self-regulating drug delivery systems, and stimuli sensitive polymers.  To learn more see: Prof. Kim’s group

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    Engineering New Therapeutic Approaches

    Prof Kopecek is internationally recognized and one of the true pioneers in drug delivery developing biomimetic macromolecules as targetable delivery systems for anticancer and antiinflammatory therapies, and new biomaterials. For more see: Prof. Kopecek's group

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    The Future of Drug Delivery

    Internationally recognized researcher, Professor Ghandehari, leads a team on the cutting edge in the development of novel approaches for gene delivery, water-soluble polymers for targeted therapy and nanoconstructs for controlled chemical delivery. For more see: Prof. Ghandegari’s group

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    Beyond Excellence

    Dave Grainger's research group seeks to improve patient integration of implanted medical devices using antimicrobial approaches, cells and matrix-derived biomaterials, and on-board local drug-release technologies to modulate tissue-implant. Prof Grainger's group

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    Hallpike-Nylén Prize Winner

    Prof. Rabbitt is internationally recognized for his work on the neurophysiology of the inner ear vestibular organs and is developing new technologies to measure the biophysical properties of excitable membrane proteins and exo-endocytosis in cardiac myocytes and inner-ear hair cells. To learn more: Click here…

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    Biomechanics in the Brain

    Mechanical Engineering Professor Ken Monson is exploring the biomechanics of traumatic brain injuries to describe the mechanisms of and thresholds for vascular damage. Meet Prof. Monson's Group

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    Our Students are Simply Awesome

    View short videos and read about our exciting student experience, Click here…

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    Ultrasonic Bioinstrumentation

    Graduate students in Distinguished Professor Doug Christensen's lab design and test new ultrasonic bioinstrumentation. Visit Prof. Christensen's U Profile

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    Synthetic Biology

    Prof. Deans is combining synthetic biology and materials science to engineer bioinspired microenvironments for stem cell maintenance and proliferation that catalyze the development of cell-based therapies for disease. For more see…

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    Cells Shed Light on Epilepsy

    Bioengineering Professor John White measures brain activity using optical and electrical imaging methods to study cells in living tissue in his search for the root causes of epilepsy. Prof. White's Research

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    Implantable Medical Devices

    USTAR Professor Gianluca Lazzi's students design implantable biomedical devices. Lazzi helped design the first FDA-approved bionic eye. See Prof. Lazzi's U Profile

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    Bioengineering Professor Robert Hitchcock seeks to design medical devices that address unmet clinical needs and to bring these devices to market in the short-term. Meet Prof. Hitchcock's Group

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    A Bio-Innovation Center

    The James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building marks the beginning of a new era of interdisciplinary translational research between medicine, engineering, pharmacy, business, law, and digital media. Bioengineering Department At a Glance


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 - Hear Prof. Weiss talk about the mechanics of blood vessel formation when Deputy Editor Dr. Merry Lindsey of the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology interviews him about his innovative new work exploring the relationship between tissue mechanics and angiogenesis.  Read More...
 - It’s with great pleasure that we announce the release of version 2.0 of FEBio (Finite Elements for Biomechanics). FEBio is an open-source finite element package designed for solving problems in computational biomechanics.  Read More...