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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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Phone: 434-924-5665

Huiwang Ai

Associate Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering

Research Areas
  • Fluorescence and Bioluminescence Imaging
  • Genetic and Protein Engineering for Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics
  • Synthetic Biology and Chemical Biology
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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

  • 114 %

    Increase in total research expenditures since 2015

  • $ 12 M

    Exceeding $12.4 million per year for the past three years in total research expenditures

  • 6

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

  • 17

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