Biomedical Engineering

Chair: Jianyi Zhang, MD, PhD

Associate Chair of Education: Alan Eberhardt, PhD

Degree Offered Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Accreditation The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Bioengineering and Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.
Program Director Alan Eberhardt, PhD
Phone 205-934-8420

Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and technology to the solution of problems in the life sciences and medicine. Biomedical engineers create knowledge and develop technologies that improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes with an emphasis on reducing healthcare costs. Graduates create and apply knowledge at the interface of life sciences and engineering for the benefit of society. The BME undergraduate program prepares graduates to be immediately productive and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. The curriculum includes engineering core courses, mathematics, calculus-based physics, biology, chemistry, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, biomedical engineering core courses and electives. The curriculum culminates in a capstone design experience where student teams apply knowledge to solve real-world engineering problems. A bachelor’s degree in BME from UAB provides a foundation in biomedical implants and devices, biomaterials, biocomputing, biotransport, and biomedical instrumentation to compete in an increasingly technical medical field, and also prepares students for graduate school, medical school, or professional school.


Freshmen with an ACT score of 28 or higher (or SAT equivalent) and a high school GPA of 3.00 or higher may be admitted directly to the Biomedical Engineering program. Please refer to the School of Engineering overview for policies regarding admission; change of major; transfer credit; transient status; dual degree programs; reasonable progress; academic warning, probation, and suspension; reinstatement appeals; and graduation requirements.

Academic Warning, Probation, and Readmission

BME students must maintain an institutional (UAB) GPA of at least 2.50. First-term BME freshmen students who have an institutional GPA below 2.50 will be placed on academic warning in BME. If their institutional GPA is not at least 2.50 after the next term enrolled, they will be placed on academic probation in BME. BME undergraduates (other than first-term freshmen) who do not have an institutional GPA of at least 2.50 will be placed on BME academic probation. If at the end of the next term in which they enroll, their institutional GPA is not at least 2.50, they will be reclassified as Undeclared Engineering. To be re-admitted to the BME program, a student must have an institutional GPA of at least 3.00 and make a formal application for readmission.

Program and Graduation Requirements

BME students must have an institutional GPA of at least 2.50 and have completed at least 64 hours of coursework applicable to their degree before they may register for 300-level and 400-level BME courses. BME students must also have an institutional GPA of 2.50 or higher and have earned a grade of C or better in all BME courses to graduate.

Please note the Residency Requirement on the Majors tab.

Non-Majors Enrolled in BME Coursework

In addition to fulfilling course prerequisites, non-BME students (including pre-BME students and students seeking a BME minor) who wish to enroll in 300-level and 400-level BME courses must have an institutional (UAB) GPA of at least 3.00 or permission of the BME Undergraduate Program Director. Non-BME majors may not enroll in BME 423, BME 498, or BME 499.

BME Minors

Please refer to the Minors tab on the School of Engineering’s Overview page in this catalog for information specific to BME minors.


To be an internationally recognized, research-oriented Department of Biomedical Engineering: a top choice for undergraduate and graduate education.


The Department of Biomedical Engineering provides leadership in teaching the principles of engineering and biology and in conducting research that will translate new discoveries in biological engineering science to the fields of public health and clinical medicine. These efforts will enable us to identify new solutions to critical challenges in health care and the life sciences.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program will have:

  1. Gained admission to graduate or professional school, or gained employment in engineering and/or health related professions and
  2. Pursued opportunities for professional growth, development, and service

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the BSBME degree program, our graduates will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Major in Biomedical Engineering

As a part of Blazer Core Curriculum take the following courses:12
Calculus I
and Calculus I Lab
General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory I
and General Physics I Recitation
General Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory II
and General Physics II - Recitation
Other Required Courses77
Engineering in Biology
Biomechanics of Solids
Biological Transport Phenomena
Integrated Physiology
Integrated Physiology
Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Seminar
Living Systems Analysis and Biostatistics
Capstone Design I Product Development
Capstone Design II
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Laboratory
Genetics for Biomedical Engineers
and Genetics for Biomedical Engineers - Laboratory
Human Anatomy
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Recitation
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Recitation
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Electrical Systems
Introduction to Engineering I
and Introduction to Engineering II
Introduction to Engineering
Computer Methods in Engineering
Math Tools for Engineering Problem Solving 5
Calculus II
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Computer Aided Graphics and Design
and Dynamics Recitation
Engineering Materials
Biomedical Engineering Electives9
Clinical Innovation I
Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering I 1
Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering II 1
Implant-Tissue Interactions
Tissue Engineering
Medical Image Processing
Computational Neuroscience
Bioelectric Phenomena
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Continuum Mechanics of Solids
Industrial Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing
Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering III 1
Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
Individual Study in Biomedical Engineering 2
Honors Research I 2, 3
Engineering/Math/Science Electives 46
Select six credit hours from the following or from the list of Biomedical Engineering electives above
Biology of Microorganisms
and Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory
Molecular Genetics
Cell Biology
Transportation Engineering
Structural Analysis
Engineering Economics
Advanced Mechanics
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Recitation
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Recitation
Quantitative Analysis
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Patterns, Functions and Algebraic Reasoning
Scientific Programming
Mathematical Modeling
Fourier Analysis
Introduction to Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
Machine Design
Introduction to Finite Element Method
Physical Materials I
and Physical Materials I Laboratory
Thermodynamics of Materials
Materials Processing
Polymeric Materials
and Polymeric Materials Laboratory
Introduction to Biophysics I
Nanoscale Science and Applications
Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
Total Hours104

A maximum of 3 hours of combined credit from BME 289, BME 389, and/or BME 489 may be applied to the degree


With approval of the BME Undergraduate Program Director; a maximum of 3 hours of BME 491 or BME 494 may be used for elective credit


Student must be enrolled in BME Honors Program                                                    


Other elective courses may be selected with the approval of the BME Undergraduate Program Director


Students may also replace EGR 265 and a math/science elective with MA 227 and MA 252.


128 hours minimum for BSBME degree

Residency Requirement

In addition to UAB's residency requirement, to earn a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from UAB, the BME department requires that students complete the following courses at UAB:

BME 423Living Systems Analysis and Biostatistics3
BME 498Capstone Design I Product Development3
BME 499Capstone Design II3
Additional 400-level BME Elective3
Total Hours12

 Concentration in Biomechanics

Students seeking the degree of BSBME may add a concentration in Biomechanics by appropriate selection of their Mathematics/Science/Engineering Electives (3 credit hours), Engineering Elective (3 credit hours), and BME Electives (6 credit hours).

BME 471Continuum Mechanics of Solids3
BME 617Engineering Analysis3
ME 464Introduction to Finite Element Method3
RHB 490Quantitative Biomechanics of Injury and Rehabilitation3
Total Hours12

Concentration in Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering

Students seeking the degree of BSBME may add a concentration in Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering by appropriate selections of their Mathematics/Science/Engineering Elective (3 credit hours), Engineering Elective (3 credit hours), and BME Electives (6 credit hours).

Required Courses
BME 420Implant-Tissue Interactions3
BME 435Tissue Engineering3
MSE 281Physical Materials I4
Elective Courses3
Select one of the following:
Molecular Genetics
Cell Biology
Principles of DNA Technology
Physical Materials II
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Materials Processing
Composite Materials
Polymeric Materials
Metals and Alloys
Ceramic Materials
Electronic, Magnetic, and Thermal Prop of Materials
Nanoscale Science and Applications
Total Hours13

Please refer to the School of Engineering Overview for School policies related to admission, academic progress, reasonable progress toward degree, and graduation.

Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (BSBME)

First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CH 115
CH 116
4BY 123
EGR 11011CH 117
CH 118
EH 1013EGR 11111
MA 125
4EH 1023
ME 1022MA 1264
 14 16
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BY 212
4EGR 1503
EGR 26524BME 2103
PH 221
4CE 2103
MA 2603EE 3123
MSE 2803PH 222
 18 16
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BME 3103BME 3333
BME 3123BME 3503
BME 3133BME 4233
BME 3703Biomedical Engineering Elective3
ME 2153Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities and Fine Art43
 Core Curriculum Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Science43
 15 18
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BME 4983BME 4993
BME 40151Biomedical Engineering Elective3
BME/Engineering/Math/Science Elective2,33Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities and Fine Art43
BME/Engineering/Math/Science Elective2,33Core Curriculum Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Science43
Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities and Fine Art43Core Curriculum Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Science43
BME Elective3 
 16 15
Total credit hours: 128

Transfer students may substitute EGR 200 for EGR 110 and EGR 111.


May substitute MA 227 and MA 252 for EGR 265 and one BME/Engineering/Math/Science Elective.


Students using this curriculum as a pre-health professional program (pre-med, pre-dental, or pre-optometry) may use CH 235 or  CH 237 or CH 460 for this elective.


 Please refer to the Core Curriculum as specified for engineering majors.


 Seminar may be taken during any semester.


BME 011. Undergraduate Internship in BME. 0 Hours.

Engineering internship experience in preparation for the student's intended career. Students in a university recognized cooperative education experience should register for COP 011 or COP 012.

BME 210. Engineering in Biology. 3 Hours.

Application of engineering to the study of biology on the cellular and molecular level. Engineering solutions in genomics, proteomics, and nanotechnology to investigate cellular and molecular process.
Prerequisites: BY 123 [Min Grade: C]

BME 221. Clinical Innovation I. 3 Hours.

The goals of this class are to develop an understanding of the concept of clinical innovation and develop skills in written and oral communication of innovation in the context of a business proposal/presentation.

BME 289. Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering I. 1 Hour.

Undergraduate research experiences in biomedical engineering. Must have sophomore standing.
Prerequisites: EGR 200 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 111 [Min Grade: C] or HC 111 [Min Grade: C] or HC 120 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 125 [Min Grade: C] or MA 225 [Min Grade: C])

BME 310. Biomaterials. 3 Hours.

Introduction to wide range of materials used for biomedical applications. Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of biomaterials.
Prerequisites: MSE 280 [Min Grade: C] and BME 210 [Min Grade: C]

BME 311. Biomaterials for Non-Majors. 3 Hours.

Wide range of materials used for biomedical applications. Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of biomaterials.
Prerequisites: MSE 280 [Min Grade: C]

BME 312. Biocomputing. 3 Hours.

Introduction to computational techniques used in biomedical engineering.
Prerequisites: EGR 150 [Min Grade: C] and EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and MA 260 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 313. Bioinstrumentation. 3 Hours.

An introduction to instrumentation used to make biological and physiological measurements. Techniques include acquisition and analysis of bioelectric signals and instrument control.
Prerequisites: EE 312 [Min Grade: C] and (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C] or EGR 265 [Min Grade: C])

BME 333. Biomechanics of Solids. 3 Hours.

Application of mechanics of solids principles to biomedical engineering problems; stress-strain of bone, viscoelasticity and constitutive equations of tissues, mechanics of the cell, introduction to molecular mechanics.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and ME 215 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 350. Biological Transport Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Basic mechanisms and mathematical analysis of transport processes with biological and biomedical applications. Analysis of flow, transport and reaction processes for biological fluids and biological molecules with applications towards development of artificial organs, drug delivery systems and tissue engineering products.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and BME 210 [Min Grade: C] and BME 370 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and ME 215 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 370. Integrated Physiology. 3 Hours.

Integrated Physiology will introduce undergraduate students to mathematical models of major physiological systems. Basic anatomy will be reviewed in pre-recorded videos to be watched prior to coming to synchronous lectures. Lectures will include discussions, derivations of relevant equations, and development of models to demonstrate understanding of biological systems. In-class activities will be used as means to provide interactive content that will be assessed via Assignments and Exams. The course will culminate in a final project where teams of students select a pathological condition and model it in Matlab, including comparing to normal conditions and with currently-available clinical interventions. Open to junior and senior level Biomedical Engineering students.
Prerequisites: EGR 150 [Min Grade: C] and BME 210 [Min Grade: C]

BME 389. Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering II. 1-2 Hour.

Undergraduate research experiences in biomedical engineering.

BME 401. Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Seminar. 1 Hour.

Undergraduate seminar.

BME 420. Implant-Tissue Interactions. 3 Hours.

An overview of implant biocompatibility including tissue histology, histopathology of implant response and the regulatory process for medical devices. Emphasis placed on ethical issues related to design, development, and implementation of biomedical implants. Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course.
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C] or BME 311 [Min Grade: C]

BME 423. Living Systems Analysis and Biostatistics. 3 Hours.

Basic concepts and techniques of measurement processing and analysis of data from living systems. Statistics, analysis of variance and regression analysis. Emphasis is placed on data analysis and presentation of group projects.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 424. Current Topics in Stem Cell Engineering. 3 Hours.

This course is designed for students interested in the field of stem cells, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering using stem cells and stem cell derived cells. The course will introduce the role of stem cells in tissue growth and development, the theory behind the design and in vitro construction of tissue and organ replacements, and the applications of biomedical engineering principles to the treatment of tissue-specific diseases. Students will have hands on experience on culturing and analyzing stem cells, stem cell differentiation, analysis of functional and physiological properties of differentiated cells, and fabricating basic engineered-tissues.
Prerequisites: BY 123 [Min Grade: C] and (BY 210 [Min Grade: C] or BY 212 [Min Grade: C] or BY 115 [Min Grade: C])

BME 435. Tissue Engineering. 3 Hours.

Principles underlying strategies for regenerative medicine such as stem-cell based therapy, scaffold design, proteins or genes delivery, roles of extracellular matrix, cell-materials interactions, angiogenesis, tissue transplantation, mechanical stimulus and nanotechnology.
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C] or BME 311 [Min Grade: C]

BME 443. Medical Image Processing. 3 Hours.

Fundamental topics of medical image processing to practical applications using conventional computer software.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and PH 222 [Min Grade: C]

BME 444. Machine Learning for Biomedical Engineering Applications. 3 Hours.

This course provides the introduction to the practical aspects of machine learning such that the students can apply some basic machine learning techniques in simple biomedical engineering problems. The course also provides the principle of machine learning ‘thinking process’ for the next machine learning – AI courses and more in-depth machine learning studies. By ‘thinking process’, at the beginning, it is better to view machine learning like human learning. Students who have experience with Data Mining may further understand the fundamental differences between Machine Learning and Data Mining, although these two fields share many concepts and techniques. Also, the student will learn fundamental theories in machine learning to be able to develop new machine learning techniques and research machine learning in biomedical engineering.
Prerequisites: EGR 150 [Min Grade: C]

BME 450. Computational Neuroscience. 3 Hours.

This course examines the computational principles used by the nervous system. Topics include: biophysics of axon and synapse, sensory coding (with an emphasis on vision and audition), planning and decision-making, and synthesis of motor responses. There will be an emphasis on systems approach throughout. Homework includes simulations.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 461. Bioelectric Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Quantitative methods in electrophysiology with focus on using simulations to examine responses in electrically excitable cell types.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 462. Cardiac Electrophysiology. 3 Hours.

Experimental and computational method on cardiac electrophysiology, ionic current, action potentials, electrical propagation, the electrocardiogram, electromechanical coupling, cardiac arrhythmias, effects of electric fields in cardiac tissue, defibrillation and ablation.
Prerequisites: BME 312 [Min Grade: C]

BME 471. Continuum Mechanics of Solids. 3 Hours.

Matrix and tensor mathematics, fundamentals of stress, momentum principles, Cauchy and Piola-Kirchoff stress tensors, static equilibrium, invariance, measures of strain, Lagrangian and Eulerian formulations, Green and Almansi strain, deformation gradient tensor, infinitesimal strain, constitutive equations, finite strain elasticity, strain energy methods, 2-D Elasticity, Airy Method, viscoelasticity, mechanical behavior of polymers.
Prerequisites: EGR 265 [Min Grade: C] or (MA 227 [Min Grade: C] and MA 252 [Min Grade: C]) and (BME 333 [Min Grade: C] or CE 220 [Min Grade: C])

BME 472. Industrial Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce students to the growing industries related to biomedical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology. It is targeted to offer the students marketable skills to work in a vital area of economic growth and also convey some of the challenges and opportunities awaiting.
Prerequisites: BME 310 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

BME 489. Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering III. 1-2 Hour.

Undergraduate research experiences in biomedical engineering. Must have senior standing.

BME 490. Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering. 1-3 Hour.

Special Topic in Biomedical Engineering.

BME 491. Individual Study in Biomedical Engineering. 1-6 Hour.

Individual Study in Biomedical Engineering.

BME 494. Honors Research I. 1-3 Hour.

Research experiences for undergraduates enrolled in the departmental honors program. The student should write a proposal and make a presentation based on the proposal.
Prerequisites: EGR 301 [Min Grade: C] or STH 201 [Min Grade: C]

BME 495. Honors Research II. 1-3 Hour.

Research opportunities for undergraduate students in the Biomedical Engineering Honors Program. Research areas include cardiac electrophysiology, brain imaging, biomedical implants, and tissue engineering.
Prerequisites: BME 494 [Min Grade: C]

BME 496. Biomedical Engineering Honors Seminar. 1 Hour.

Must be enrolled in an Honors Program.

BME 498. Capstone Design I Product Development. 3 Hours.

Design and development of medical-products. Through experiential learning, students go through the early phases of engineering design innovation for medical products, starting with clinical immersion to determine a critical health-care need. Engineering students work in multi-disciplinary teams that include students from the School of Business to develop design concepts for both a client-based prototype and a commercializable version. Designs take into account client needs as well as legal, regulatory, and marketing requirements. Business ethics are also covered. Emphasis is placed on communication in both oral and written format to targeted audiences.
Prerequisites: (BME 310 [Min Grade: C] and BME 312 [Min Grade: C]) or (BME 310 [Min Grade: C] and BME 313 [Min Grade: C]) or (BME 310 [Min Grade: C] and BME 333 [Min Grade: C]) or (BME 310 [Min Grade: C] and BME 350 [Min Grade: C]) or (BME 312 [Min Grade: C] and BME 313 [Min Grade: C]) or (BME 312 [Min Grade: C] and BME 333 [Min Grade: C]) or (BME 312 [Min Grade: C] and BME 350 [Min Grade: C]) or (BME 313 [Min Grade: C] and BME 333 [Min Grade: C]) or (BME 313 [Min Grade: C] and BME 350 [Min Grade: C]) or (BME 333 [Min Grade: C] and BME 350 [Min Grade: C]) or BME 370 [Min Grade: C]

BME 499. Capstone Design II. 3 Hours.

Capstone design project; a continuation of BME 498. Through experiential learning, student teams complete the engineering design process for their client-based prototype incorporating engineering standards and realistic constraints. Student teams develop a business plan to present to potential business partners and product development teams from established companies. Additional skills learned in this part of the design process include: development of business proposals, project planning and scheduling, project execution and resource scheduling, communication of design, and interim and final design reviews. Emphasis is placed on communication of design and design justification in both an oral and written format to targeted audiences.
Prerequisites: BME 498 [Min Grade: C] and BME 310 [Min Grade: C] and BME 312 [Min Grade: C] and BME 313 [Min Grade: C] and BME 333 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BME 350 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and BME 423 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)


Bellis, Susan, Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology (School of Medicine), 1999, PhD (University of Rhode Island), The Role of Integrin Receptors in Human Biology and Disease
Berry, Joel L., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Director, UAB Science and Technology Honors Program, 2010, B.S., B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E. (UAB), Ph.D. (Wake Forest), Cardiovascular biomechanics and tissue engineering
Brott, Brigitta, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease (School of Medicine),, 2000, BS (MIT), MD (Loyola University-Illinois), Angiogenesis, cardiac angioplasty, coronary artery disease, cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology and stents
Deutsch, Georg, Professor of Radiology (School of Medicine), 1988, PhD, Cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging
Dobbins, Allan C., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1996, B.Sc. (Dalhousie), B.S.E., M.S.E., Ph.D. (McGill), Human and machine vision, Neural computation, Brain imaging, Scientific visualization
Downs, J. Crawford, Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, 2012, BA, MA, MS, PhD (Tulane), Experimental and computational ocular biomechanics, intraocular pressure and physiologic signal telemetry, and 3D histomorphometry
Eberhardt, Alan, Associate Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Chair of Education, Biomedical Engineering; Director of Master of Engineering in Design and Commercialization, 1991, B.S., M.S. (Delaware), Ph.D. (Northwestern), Solid Mechanics, Injury Biomechanics, Biomedical Implants, Analytical and Numerical Methods in Biomechanics
Fast, Vladimir G., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1997, B.S., M.S. Physics, Ph.D. in Biophysics (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), Optical imaging of electrical and ionic activity in the heart mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and defibrillation
Fazio, Massimo A., Assistant Professor (Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering), 2007, M.S.E., Ph.D. (University of Calabria, Italy), ocular tissue biomechanics with emphasis on in-vivo mechanical quantification of the neural damage caused by elevated intraocular pressure
Feldman, Dale S., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1985, B.S. (Northwestern), M.S. (Dayton), Ph.D. (Clemson), Biomaterials, Soft-tissue biomechanics, Polymeric implants
Fiveash, John, Vice Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology (School of Medicine), 2012, B.S. (University of Georgia), M.D. (Medical College of Georgia), Clinical trials of novel therapeutics in combination with radiation therapy, particularly in the treatment of brain and prostrate tumors; treatment planning research and education IMRT and IGRT
Gamlin, Paul, Professor of Vision Sciences (School of Medicine), Ph.D. (State University of NY-Stony Brook), Studies of the neural bases of vision & eye movements
Gawne, Timothy J., Professor (Vision Sciences), 1996, B.S. (MIT), Ph.D. (USUHS), Information processing in the cerebral cortex, Gamma-band brain activity and neurotransmitter metabolism in schizophrenia, Visual cortical evoked potential
Grant, Merida, Associate Professor (Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology), Neurobiology of stress as a risk factor for onset and maintenance of unipolar depression; Imaging alterations in brain morphology, physiology and connectivity associated with early life stress in adults; Peripheral physiology and conditioning paradigms
Grytz, Rafael, Associate Professor (Ophthalmology), 2012, M.S., Ph.D. (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany), Connective tissue growth and remodeling; Multiscale finite element modeling; Multiphoton microscopy; Optical coherence tomography; Predictive computational modeling for precisions medicine in ophthalmology.
Holman, William L.,, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1988, BA (Williams College), MD (Cornell University Medical College), Management of advanced heart failure; Mechanical circulatory support devices.
Holmes, Jeffrey W, Dean of Engineering, Goodrich Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery. Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiothoracic Surgery,, 2020, BS (Johns Hopkins), PhD/MD (UC-San Diego). C, Cardiac mechanics; Model-based design of therapies for heart disease; Multi-scale computational modeling of heart mechanics and remodeling; Structure and mechanics of healing myocardial infarcts; Cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling; Scar formation, extracellular matrix turnover, and fibrosis.
Javed, Amjad, Associate Dean and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (School of Dentistry), 2005, Ph.D. (University of Punjab, UMass Medical School), Genetic and molecular signaling for cellular differentiation and skeletogenesis
Jun, Ho-Wook, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2006, B.S., M.S. (Hanyang University, South Korea), Ph.D. (Rice), Biomimetic nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Tissue engineering
Kim, Harrison, Professor of Radiology, BS (Sungkyunkway University) Ph.D. (University of Arizona). M.B.A. (UAB), Pancreatic, liver, prostate, and brain cancer imaging. AI code development for automatic medical image processing.
Krishnamurthy, Prasanna, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, BVSc, Ph.D. (Bangalore Veterinary College), MVSc (Indian Veterinary Research Institute), Cardiovascular pathophysiology and regeneration; comorbid depression, diabetes; Stem cell biology; sepsis; therapeutics.
Lahti, Adrienne, Professor; Psych – Behavioral Neurobiology, 2006, M.D. (University of Liege, Belgium), Use of multimodal brain imaging techniques to study the neuropathology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and to evaluate the effects of psychotropic drugs on brain function and biochemistry; translational work aiming at bridging human brain imaging and postmortem studies
Lei, Ye, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2022, BS (Shanghai Medical University), PhD (National University of Singapore), Heart regeneration; Stem cells; endothelial dysfunction, diabetes.
Liu, Xiaoguang (Margaret), Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2016, Chemical Engineering (Shangdong University, M.S. in Biochemical Engineering (Tianjin University), Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (The Ohio State University), Cellular therapy, antibody, anti-cancer, heart failure treatment, industrial biopharmaceutical and biotechnology, metabolic cell-process engineering, bioreactor, cell culture
Menasche, Phillipe, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2019, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Paris), Stem-cell-derived extracellular vesicles for the treatment of heart failure
Nabors, L. Burt, Professor (Neurology), 2000, M.D. (University of Tennessee Medical Science Center), Brain tumor treatment and research program
Niwa, Minae, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, BS (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences), MS (Chiba University), PhD (Nagoya University), Psychosocial stress on brain maturation, function, and behavior.
Parpura, Vladimir, Professor; Neurobiology, M.D. (University of Zagreb, Croatia), Ph.D. (Iowa State University), The role of glial cells in physiology of nervous system
Pogwizd, Steven, Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease (Department of Medicine), Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics
Qiao, Aijun, Assisant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2017, B.A. (Gansu Agriculture University in China), M.S. (Shehezi University in China), Ph.D. (Chinese Academcy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Tsinghua University), Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Liver cancer
Qin, Gangjian, Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering; Director of Molecular Cardiology Program, 1986, MD/MS (Tongji Medical University, China)
Robbin, Michelle, Professor (Radiology), M.D. (Mayo Medical School), Hemodialysis patient ultrasound, ultrasound contrast agents and vascular ultrasound
Rogers, Jack M., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 1994, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (California-San Diego), Cardiac electrophysiology, Computer simulations, Signal analysis of cardiac arrythmias
Rosa-Garrido, Manuel, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2021, BS, PhD (Santander, Spain)., Chromatin structure and cardiac epigenetics.
Rowe, Glenn C., Associate Professor of Medicine, 2014, BS (Brandeis University), MS, PhD (Yale University)., Transcriptional regulation; mitochondrial metabolism; exercise physiology.
Serra, Rosa, Professor (Cell, Devvelopment & Integrative Biology), 2002, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State), Mechanism of TGF-ß action in developmental and disease processes
Sethu, Palaniappan, Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, 2013, M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), B.Tech (PSG College of Technology, India), Microfluidic cellular and molecular analysis, Physiologically relevant models of cardiac and vascular tissue, Nanotechnology based approaches to study sub-cellular signaling
Sewell-Loftin, Mary K., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2020, B.S., M.S. (University of Alabama Tuscaloosa), Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University), Biochemical and biomechanical regulation of tumor progression
Song, Yuhua, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2006, B.S. (Jilin University of Technology), M.S. (Harbin University of Science and Technology), Ph.D. (Harbin Institute of Technology), Novel therapeutic drug identificatoin; Drug repurposing; Biomolecular interactions; Integrated multiscale computational modelling and experimental study; Alzheimer's disease; Breast cancer; Regenerative medicine.
Soorappan, Rajasekaran N, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, MSc, MPhil, PhD (University of Madras), Transcriptional regulations; Redox signaling; Proteotoxic cardiac and brain diseases; Aging; Stem cells; Muscle and cardiac regeneration.
Sorace, Anna, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2019, B.S. (Mississippi State University), M.S., Ph.D. (UAB), Cancer imaging, Drug delivery, Tumor microenvironment, Precision oncology
Thomas, Vinoy, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Materials Science and Engineering, 2007, B.S., M.S. (University of Kerala, India), Ph.D. (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, India), Polymeric biomaterials processing, 3D Printed/bioprinted scaffolds for tissue engineering; Nanomaterials and nanoparticles for therapeutic applications; Plasma materials synthesis and surface-modification; thermal characterization.
Visscher, Kristina, Associate Professor (Neurobiology), 2009, Ph.D. (Washing University- St. Louis)
Walker, Harrison, Professor (Neurology), 2006, M.D. (UAB), Deep brain stimulation for the management of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
Wick, Timothy M., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2005, B.S. (Colorado), Ph.D. (Rice), Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Bioreactor design, Drug delivery; Engineering design; Engineering innovation.
Willey, Christopher, Professor (Radiation Oncology), 2008, M.D./Ph.D. (Medical University of South Carolina), Investigating kinase driven signal transduction cascades in a spectrum of biological systems, Bioinformatics for kinomics and personalized medicine, Systems biology approaches in glioblastoma multiforme
Yang, Junjie,, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2018, B.S. (Qingdao University), M.S. (Second Military Medical University), Ph.D. (Osaka University), Biology and therapeutic uses of extracellular vesicles
Zhang, Jianyi (Jay), Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, T. Michael and Gilliam Goodrich Endowed Chair of Engineering Leadership, 2015, M.D. (Shanghai Medical University), M.S. (Tufts University), Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), Cardiac tissue engineering, NMR imaging, Heart failure
Zhou, LuFang, Associate Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease (Department of Medicine), 2011, Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve), Pathophysiology and therapeutics of oxidative stress related to diseases of mitochondrial origin as it pertains to cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Zhou, Yang, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, 2019, B.S. (Fudan University in China), Ph.D. (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Cardiac reprogramming, Heart regeneration, Stem cells, Epigenetics
Zhou, Yong, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care (Department of Medicine), 2009, M.D. (Wuhan University, China), Myofibroblast differentiation and emphysema