Tractography MRI image of a brain

Advanced Neuroimaging methods such as Magnetic resonance imaging are being developed by Dr. Pike, Dr. Collins, Dr. Evans, Dr. Grova’s labs, as well as many others.


MRI image of multiple sclerosis pathology

The Neuroimaging research is applied for early diagnosis of diseases as well as surgery.


Microfluidic quadrupole

Lab-on-a-chips for point of care diagnosis of cancer and infectious diseases are being developed by Dr. Juncker and Dr. Tabrizian’s labs ’s.

Lab-on-a-chip & Biosensors

Eye tracking experiment

Dr. Galiana’s lab develops models for occulomotor control. This research falls into the area of signals, systems, and modeling which is the main research area for many members in the department.


3-D shape of a human eardrum

Dr. Funnell’s lab produces finite element models directly from images of the drums. This research falls into signals, systems and modelling and is the focus of many labs in the department.


Cells stained with quantum dots

Dr. Tabrizian’s lab develops advanced nanoparticles (including quantum dots) for intracellular imaging, biosensing, and drug delivery applications.

Artificial cells

Dr. Prakash and Dr. Chang’s labs are designing and using artificial cells that encapsulate bacteria, enzymes or cells for controlled delivery of drugs in the therapy of obesity, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Artificial Cells & drug delivery

Personalized medicine

In the future, health care delivery will be tailored to your molecular profile. Dr. Juncker and Dr. Tabrizian are developing technologies for establishing molecular portraits.

Personalized medicine

Beads-in-gels biosensors used for detecting cancer proteins.

Dr. Tabrizian and Dr. Juncker’s labs are developing a variety of biosensors.

Lab-on-a-chip & Biosensors

Antibody microarrays

Dr. Juncker’s lab is developing chips for proteins analysis.


Biomedical engineering is a very broad, interdisciplinary field with a strong emphasis on research that brings to bear the concepts and tools of engineering, the physical sciences and computer science to medicine and the life sciences. As both the life science and patient care become increasingly quantitative, and rely increasingly on advanced technologies, biomedical engineering is poised to play a critical role in pushing back the frontiers of knowledge and in transforming patient care. The research in the department is very well funded and the individual faculty are recognized national and international leaders in their field.

  • Explore some of the research areas in our Department via the menu on the left.
  • Visit the Profiles List page for a more complete, searchable, list of research areas. (You will be searching research areas in the joint Biological and Biomedical Engineering (BBME) program.)