Our collaborative culture is reinforced by our co-location with the School of Medicine and UVA Health System, making it easier to partner with physicians and basic scientists to address unmet clinical needs and engage in discovery science.

Our Research

  • Model and image of mouse retina

    Systems Biology and Biomedical Data Sciences

    Two student training programs and $18.7 million in research funding attest to the success of our vision and strategy.

  • medical imaging of a skull and brain

    Biomedical Imaging

    Clinical, basic-science, and engineering trainees gain depth and breadth through immersion in UVA's multidisciplinary imaging research ecosystem.

  • Prof. Donald Griffin works on a sample in the lab with a graduate student

    Biomaterials, Tissue Regeneration and Advanced Biomanufacturing

    An ambitious vision grounded in our bench-to-bedside research pipeline, synergies with systems biology, and major institutional investments.

  • Prof. Brian Helmke works with students in a biomedical engineering teaching lab

    Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

    Revolutionizing our understanding of fibrotic, orthopedic, and cardiovascular diseases.

  • Drug deposition under magnification

    Drug Discovery and Drug Delivery

    The combination of targeted drug and gene delivery, molecular imaging and systems biology provides a strong interdisciplinary foundation.

  • David Chen outside of a UVA health building

    Coulter Center for Translational Research

    One of just 16 universities nationwide selected as a translational research partner in biomedical engineering by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.