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Our mission is to transform healthcare and medicine.

We achieve our mission by discovering new knowledge, designing new technologies and training the next generation of leaders to solve the world’s challenges. As we succeed, we disseminate hope to all people.

Our co-location within UVA Engineering, the UVA School of Medicine and the UVA Health System uniquely positions us to make a difference. 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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John Platig, PhD

Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences and Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy)

Research Areas
  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Systems genetics
  • Multi-omic data integration
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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

  • 140 %

    Increase in total research expenditures since 2015

  • $ 14 M

    FY22 External Research Expenditures ($602K per tenured or tenure track faculty member)

  • 7

    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."