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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: ​434.243.1000

Brian H. Annex

Lantheus Medical Imaging Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Research Areas
  • Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering (Biomolecular Design, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering)
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
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Phone: 434-297-8033

Richard W. Kent

Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Emergency Medicine, Deputy Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics

Research Areas
  • Biomechanics/Injury Biomechanics or Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
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More About Our Department

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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