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Welcome to the Department of Bioengineering

Vision

Our vision is to be a world leader in bioengineering and biomedical engineering education and research.

Mission

We instill in our students a strong foundation in science, engineering, and biological principles, and we prepare them to resolve challenges at the interface of engineering, life sciences, and medicine.

We positively impact health and society through research and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine.

We shape the fields of bioengineering and biomedical engineering through scientific and engineering rigor, intellectual creativity, and integrity.

Latest News

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Grant will help engineer human-like nerve tissue
The tissue will be used to study neurological diseases
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Federal grant will help develop new stroke treatment
The device aims to reduce brain swelling and deliver a neuroprotective drug
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Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note
Inspired by a musical instrument, the simple sensor can be constructed from common materials and used to detect adulterated or counterfeit drugs
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Microchips can permanently link patients with clinical samples
Project to embed patient data directly in biological samples receives Gates Foundation funding
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Dr. Anvari receives Caroline & William Mark Memorial Award
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bahman Anvari, Professor of Bioengineering, has been awarded the 2019 Caroline & William Mark Memorial Award from the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). This award was established in 1982 to recognize individuals for their accomplishments in either the research or…
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Two UCR teams were winners in the 2018 NIH NIBIB Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge
Two UCR teams were recognized in the 2018 NIH NIBIB Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge The Talaria Ankle Brace was awarded the Design Excellence Prize and Vein Guard was awarded an Honorable Mention. More details on the DEBUT Challenge can be found at the NIBIB Website.
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Professors Jin Nam and Hyle Park receive NSF award
Professors Nam (left) and Park (right) have received an NSF award in the amount of $400,000 for their project, “Personalized in vitro nerve model”.  There are more than 600 neurological diseases without effective treatments available, a problem exacerbated by the fact that current animal-based in vivo models for developing new…
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Professor Palermo’s work is featured in the Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018 Young Investigators Virtual Issue
The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) featured our Assistant Professor of bioengineering Giulia Palermo’s research in its 2018 Young Investigators Virtual Issue released in July. Her publication, “Protospacer adjacent motif-induced allostery activates CRISPR-Cas9,” was selected as one of 26 publications from young…
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Upcoming Events

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Colloquium Speaker: Declan McCole; Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, University of California, Riverside
March 06, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Intestinal Barrier Regulation by Host Gene – Bacterial Crosstalk   Abstract: Increased intestinal permeability (leakiness) and alterations in the abundance of intestinal bacteria are critical factors contributing to many autoimmune diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), celiac disease and Type 1 diabetes. Genetic…
Dr.Annabi
Colloquium Speaker: Nasim Annabi; Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA
February 27, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Engineering Elastomeric Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications   Abstract: Tissue engineering is an interdisciplinary field aimed at maintaining, restoring and promoting the normal function of organs and tissues through the use of live cells, and by incorporating concepts from engineering, biological sciences, and medicine. One of…
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Distinguished Speaker: Bin He; Department Head and Professor of Biomedical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
February 20, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Title: Dynamic Mapping and Interfacing with Brain   Abstract: Brain activity is distributed over the 3-dimensional volume and evolves in time. Mapping spatio-temporal distribution of brain activation with high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution is of great importance for understanding the brain and aiding in the…
Srikanth Vasudevan
Colloquium Speaker: Srikanth Vasudevan; Regulatory Scientist, Division of Biomedical Physics (Neurotechnology and neuromodulation devices), U.S. Food and Drug Administration
February 13, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Long-term Safety and Performance of Peripheral Nerve Devices for Neuroprosthetics and Neuromodulation Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Srikanth Vasudevan will give an overview of on-going regulatory science efforts in the Neurological Devices Lab, focused on supporting the development of safe and effective devices that interact with…

Did You Know?

3.8:1
GRADUATE STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
18
Core Faculty
50
BIG Faculty
11
FELLOWS OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
10
Affiliated Centers
30%
INCREASE IN RESEARCH EXPENDITURES FROM 15/16 TO 16/17
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