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Engineering rigor and invention are our core principles, but we start with a focus on biology.

Whether we are modeling or engineering cells and tissues, analyzing large datasets, developing new imaging technologies, or synthesizing novel biomaterials, the problem statement always starts with the biology underlying the system, therapy, or disease process.

Our co-location within the highly-ranked UVA School of Medicine and Health System uniquely positions us to influence the future of healthcare. Our culture values and rewards collaboration, initiative, and the translation of basic advances to achieve clinical and real world impact. In all that we do, we value and strive for diversity and inclusion.

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Phone: ​434-924-5794

George Joseph Christ

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Mary Muilenburg Stamp Professor of Orthopaedic Research, Director of Basic and Translational Research in Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow of AIMBE

Research Areas
  • Materials and Advanced Manufacturing for Biological Applications
  • Biomechanics/Injury Biomechanics or Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
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Phone: 434-924-2260​

Zequan Yang

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Biomedical Engineering

Research Areas
  • Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering (Biomolecular Design, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering)
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
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More About Our Department

Biomedical Engineering Informational Brochure

Biomedical Engineering Research Newsletter

  • $ 12 M

    annual research expenditures 2016-2017

  • $ 480 K

    research funding per faculty member from external sources 2016-2017

  • 100 %

    of BME Ph.D. candidates are fully funded

  • $ 25 M

    UVA Coulter Translational Research Partnership endowment