Biomedical Engineering

bme Micro imageIn biomedical engineering at UVA, engineering rigor and invention are our core principles, but we start with a focus on biology. Whether we are modeling or engineering cells and tissues, analyzing large datasets, developing new imaging technologies, or synthesizing novel biomaterials, the problem statement always starts with the biology underlying the system, therapy, or disease process. Our culture values and rewards collaboration, initiative, and the translation of basic advances to achieve clinical and real world impact. In all that we do, we value and strive for diversity and inclusion.

BIMS students can elect to train with a BME faculty member who is approved to mentor students in one of the BIMS degree-granting programs in the School of Medicine (see list below).

For students who would prefer to earn the PhD in Biomedical Engineering, applications for this program should be made through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  Additional information about this program and degree can be found here.

BIMS Approved Mentors in BME

  • Barker, Thomas H.

    Matrix Biology and Engineering

  • Caliari, Steven

    Engineering dynamic biomaterials to explore the interplay between cells and their microenvironment

  • Christ, George

    Functional Genomics

  • Civelek, Mete

    Systems Genetics Approaches to Understand Cardiometabolic Traits

  • Deppmann, Christopher

    Elucidating and Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Nervous System Development

  • French, Brent A.

    Novel Therapies for Treating and Preventing Ischemic Heart Disease

  • Holmes, Jeffrey W.

    Healing after myocardial infarction, cardiac growth and remodeling, and image-based modeling and diagnosis.

  • Hu, Song

    Photoacoustic imaging, light microscopy, neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, cancer, regenerative medicine

  • Janes, Kevin A.

    Systems-biology approaches to cancer biology and virology

  • Kasson, Peter M.

    Mechanisms of cell entry by influenza; Viral glycan recognition; drug resistance; molecular dynamics simulation; distributed computing.

  • Kelly, Kimberly

    Advancement in the design of imaging agents; molecular imaging and radiological sciences.

  • Kester, Mark

    Nanotechnologies for targeted drug delivery

  • Kundu, Bijoy

    Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Remodeling of Myocardial Glucose Metabolism in Pressure Overload Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

  • Lampe, Kyle

    Neural tissue engineering, biomaterials, drug delivery, redox regulation of stem cell fate, engineering cell-interactive microenvironments

  • Papin, Jason A.

    Systems biology, infectious disease, cancer, toxicology, metabolic engineering

  • Peirce-Cottler, Shayn M.

    Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, Computational Systems Biology, Vascular Growth and Remodeling, Stem Cell Therapies

  • Saucerman, Jeffrey J.

    Roles of complex signaling networks involved in the regulation of cardiovascular function and disease

  • Sheffield, Nathan

    computational biology & bioinformatics; high performance computing; epigenomics & chromatin; pediatric cancer; computational regulatory genomics; machine learning

  • Yates, Paul A.

    Development and regulation of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and blood vessels as they relate to retinal diseases.

  • Zunder, Eli

    Stem Cell Behavior