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47 %

of federal funding is from the National Institutes of Health (FY22)


publications in 2021

200 +

companies developing and selling products based on BU discoveries

$ 531.2 M

total research awards in FY22


1 of 65 members of the Association of American Universities

Dr. Ji-Xin Cheng, poses for a photo

Ji-Xin Cheng is BU’s 2022 Innovator of the Year

Cheng was chosen for his innovations in biomedical engineering, including inventing a treatment for MRSA and imaging molecules inside living cells

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Featured Researchers

Meet the brilliant minds behind our groundbreaking research.

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    Steve Ramirez

    Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Xin Zhang Headshot

    Xin Zhang

    Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Stephanie Curenton Headshot

    Stephanie Curenton

    Associate Professor, Education Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Ibram-Kendi

    Ibram Kendi

    Professor, History
  • ksenia-bravaya

    Ksenia Bravaya

    Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • joyce-wong

    Joyce Wong

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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    Cara Stepp

    Associate Professor, Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences; Director, Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering Lab
  • Mark Grinstaff headshot

    Mark Grinstaff

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry
  • Emily Whiting Headshot

    Emily Whiting

    Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • jerry-chen

    Jerry Chen

    Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Ann McKee headshot

    Ann McKee

    Professor, Neurology & Pathology
Bionic Pancreas

FDA Clears Bionic Pancreas Developed in BU Lab for People with Type 1 Diabetes

The iLet Bionic Pancreas, which automates insulin delivery to manage the chronic disease, was invented in Ed Damiano’s biomedical engineering lab—and inspired by his son

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