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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: ​434-924-5794

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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50th Anniversary Research Newsletter

University of Virginia Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing

Together with experts from industry and government, UVA researchers are creating the roadmap for building reproducible biomanufacturing processes. They are making the advances that will take this research from labs and trials to actual health care.

  • # 1

    For percentage of women earning BME PhD degrees among programs our size or larger

  • # 2

    For percentage of women earning BME B.S. degrees among programs our size or larger

  • $ 7 M

    Total sponsored research funding for the 13 faculty in our biomedical data sciences group FY 2019

  • 12

    Of the 13 faculty in our biomedical data sciences group are PIs on major NIH or NSF awards FY 2019