Cancer is a multiscale disease of biomolecules, cells, and tissues—engineering approaches provide biomedical insights, diagnoses, and therapies that will ultimately benefit cancer patients.

breast cancer cells with stained organelles.

BME Primary Faculty in this Area

Bryan Berger

Associate Professor

Bryan received and his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the department of biochemistry & biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Currently Bryan is associate professor of chemical engineering with a joint appointment in biomedical engineering.

Philip E. Bourne

Founding Dean, School of Data Science Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Philip E. Bourne leads a range of initiatives to encourage and facilitate the use of big data in large-scale research across the scientific and technological disciplines, with special emphasis on structural bioinformatics and systems pharmacology. He is the Founding Dean of the School of Data…

Sepideh Dolatshahi

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research in the Dolatshahi lab combines multiplex experimental measurements with computational methods (including statistical machine learning, network inference, information theory, signal processing and kinetic-dynamic modeling) to solve problems in the context of cancer, infectious disease and…

Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Fallahi-Sichani lab's research in the field of Systems Biology is focused on understanding the fundamental mechanisms of human cell responses to environmental and therapeutic perturbations. 

Brent A. French

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Brent A. French combines advanced methods of targeted drug and gene delivery with biomedical imaging in vivo to explore novel targets and treatment strategies in cardiovascular disease. Research interests of the Molecular Bioengineering Lab focus on developing new, more effective strategies for treating and preventing human disease.

Kelsey Kubelick

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Kelsey Kubelick leads an interdisciplinary, applications-driven lab developing advanced theranostic imaging techniques, particularly ultrasound and photoacoustic (PA) technologies.

Gustavo Kunde Rohde

Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Rohde, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, develops computational predictive models with applications in pathology, radiology, systems biology, and mobile sensing. He earned a B.S. degree 1999, M.S. degree in in 2001 from Vanderbilt University, and a doctorate in 2005 from the University of Maryland.

BME Joint Faculty in Cancer Applications

Nathan Sheffield

Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, and Data Science
The Sheffield Lab uses computation to ask and answer biological questions. We study the non-coding DNA that encodes gene regulatory networks and enables cellular differentiation, and how these networks break down in disease like cancer. To address these biological questions, we develop scientific…

Mark Bennett Williams

Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering, and Physics
Mark B. Williams received his PhD in physics at UVa in 1990. Following several years with the UVa Physics Department as a Research Scientist he joined the Radiology faculty. His lab applies physics principles to the design and development of systems for medical imaging.

Chongzhi Zang

Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Dr. Chongzhi Zang is an associate professor and resident faculty member in the Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia. He holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Public Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.