Biomedical Engineering



In the Department of Biomedical Engineering, we make significant contributions in science and medicine that include new medical devices, biomaterials, clinical methods, and insight into how living organisms function. Our faculty are known for both their contributions to science and their shared passion for teaching and inspiring students to explore new ways to treat disease and keep people healthy.

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The department has been a leader in translational research and the creation and integration of new knowledge across a broad range of areas. 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers an undergraduate program (B.S) and graduate programs leading to Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering.

Columbia BME Seminar Series 2022-2023

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is proud to host our annual weekly seminar series on the latest developments and research in Biomedical Engineering. More
Aug 09 2022

Prof. Nerurkar Awarded Major $1.9M Embryo Grant

Professor Nandan Nerurkar has earned a major four-year grant totaling $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of More
Jul 27 2022 | By Harry Kelso | PHOTO CREDIT: NANDAN NERURKAR

Champion Hockey Player’s Road to Science

Columbia Biomedical Engineering Department, the Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics, and the New York Genome Center welcome new faculty member, Sanja Vickovic, More
Jul 01 2022 | By Lorenza Favrot | Edited by Holly C. Evarts, Madisen Grimaldi and Melanie Farmer
In the Media

Emulating Schizophrenia in a Dish

A chance observation spawns a versatile new strategy for taking on some of humanity’s most vexing psychiatric disorders. More
Aug 09 2022 | Zuckerman Institute
Press Release

Columbia BME Hosts 48th Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) 2022

What happens when you gather 500 faculty, researchers, and students from over 75 institutions, all of whom are passionate about biomedical engineering, and put More
May 10 2022 | By Abigail Ayers | Professional photography by Timothy Lee Photographers; Conference Toolkit Artwork by Abigail Ayers
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José McFaline-Figueroa Wins NSF CAREER Award

Genomicist focuses on defining the molecular changes induced in aggressive cancer cells after they’ve been exposed to anti-cancer therapy and how those changes More
Mar 03 2022 | By Holly Evarts
Press Release

Elham Azizi Recognized with NSF CAREER Award

Computational biologist focuses on characterizing various interacting cell types in the tumor microenvironment to advance the development of improved, More
Feb 28 2022 | By Holly Evarts | Photo Credit: Timothy Lee Photographers