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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 UVA 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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Our Faculty

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Phone: 434-982-0502

Clint Miller

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

Research Areas
  • Biomedical Data Sciences
  • Computational and Functional Genomics
  • Cardiovascular Genetics and Biology
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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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Phone: 434-924-2512

Liheng Cai

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy)

Research Areas
  • Soft (bio)Materials
  • Polymers
  • Biophysics
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Biomedical Engineering's Candid Conversations

An ongoing series of inclusive discussions about race, LGBTQ+ identity, disability and other identities, led by the graduate student chairs of the department's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

  • 140 %

    Increase in total research expenditures since 2015

  • $ 14 M

    FY21 External Research Expenditures ($602K per tenured or tenure track faculty member)

  • 6

    Federally funded student training programs, including two NIH T32 Training Grants and an NSF REU

  • 18

    Years in a row that a graduating biomedical engineer was a "UVA Engineering Outstanding Student."