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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

Chiamaka Offorjebe
‘A closed mouth doesn’t get fed’
This future PepsiCo associate was raised without her parents since the age of 9. Her resiliency transformed into grit
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Chronoprint 75% cough syrup
Seeing through food and drug fakes and frauds
“Chronoprints” can identify a sample from a video taken as it reacts to disturbance
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Base pairs of DNA fold themselves up into a spiral. Credit: Darryl Leja and Ernesto Del Aguila III, NHGRI
Machines whisper our secrets
Spies can learn what a machine is making from the sounds it makes
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neurite jin nam
Grant will help engineer human-like nerve tissue
The tissue will be used to study neurological diseases
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Hyle Park
Dr. Park and Dr. McKee on Bioengineering Capstone Projects
The Department of Bioengineering's Hyle Park and Robert McKee recently contributed to a piece by VentureWell on what makes a successful undergraduate Capstone Project. “We have alumni who come back to our program and say ‘this was the most valuable and enjoyable course I ever took – it’s had a huge impact on my career,” says UC…
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Atena Zahedi
BIG graduate awarded UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Department of Bioengineering is proud to announce that Atena Zahedi, a graduate of the BIG Ph.D. program, has been selected as a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Zahedi will perform her research at UC Irvine with Professor Aileen Anderson. Dr. Zahedi completed her Ph.D. in 2018. Her thesis work…
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Dr. Anvari
Dr. Anvari elected to the Board of Directors of ASLMS
Dr. Bahman Anvari, Professor of Bioengineering, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (ASLMS). Dr. Anvari will serve as a representative for Basic Science.  The ASLMS, established in 1981, encourages scientists and physicians to develop the…
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Professor Warren Grundfest
UCR Bioengineering Remembers Dr. Grundfest
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of one of bioengineering’s greatest individuals, Professor Warren Grundfest. We are sure you are acquainted with Professor Grundfest’s many accolades that he received throughout his lifetime that were in recognition of his creative technical contributions to bioengineering. But it…
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Upcoming Events

Dr. Finley
Colloquium Speaker: James Finley Assistant Professor; Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy; University of Southern California
June 05, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205
Understanding the Neuromechanics of Locomotor Learning in Healthy and Pathological Gait   Abstract: Motor skill acquisition is the basis of a broad class of rehabilitation interventions for people post-stroke, individuals with spinal cord injury, and people with Parkinson’s disease. However, although there is a rich literature…
Dr. Monge
Colloquium Speaker: Manuel Monge; Assistant Professor; Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering; University of Southern California
May 29, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Integrated Circuits for Electronic Medicine   Abstract: Over the past decades, remarkable advances toward miniaturized biomedical devices have been made and have enabled the development of new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. For instance, smart pills are being used to image the gastrointestinal…
Dr.UCol
Colloquium Speaker: Srigokul Upadhyayula; Scientific Director, Advanced Bioimaging Center; Assistant Professor; Residence of Cell and Developmental Biology Department of Molecular Cell Biology; UC Berkeley
May 22, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
High Resolution Biological Imaging Across Scales for Fundamental Research   Abstract: Direct physiological observation of subcellular dynamics is now feasible using the Lattice Light-Sheet Microscopy. It is a transformative imaging technology that spans the relevant scales in space and time because of the wide resolution range…
Biohack2019
BioHack 2019!
May 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am
Winston Chung Hall
This year, the BioMedical Engineering Society chapter at UC Riverside returns with BioHack, the second annual student-run 12-hour health and medicine themed hackathon at UCR on Saturday May 18th, 2019! Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of biohackers and healthcare advocates to help meet the patient care needs of…

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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