Department Of Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering Department at Boston University is among the largest of its kind in the United States and is home to award-winning faculty, exceptional students and numerous research centers and laboratories engaged in an array of interdisciplinary biomedical activities.

Biomedical engineering is advancing rapidly and producing important innovations that improve our quality of life. From understanding the human genome to pioneering surgical tools, Boston University biomedical engineers are committed to the advancement of research and education in biotechnology, biomolecular engineering, sensory systems, cardiopulmonary engineering, neuroscience, micro-and nano-systems, synthetic biology, systems biology and biomechanics and biomaterials.

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As biologists continue the decades-long race to map the genomes of living things, a group of forward-thinking BU engineers is asking the kind of questions that engineers can’t help but ask: what if we built a different genome?