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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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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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Peter Kasson

Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering

Research Areas
  • Biomedical Data Sciences
  • Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering (Biomolecular Design, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering)
  • Computational Systems Biology
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Phone: 434-924-8129

Jason Sheehan

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Neuroscience, UVa Gamma Knife Center Co-Director, Riverside-UVa Gamma Knife Co-Director

Research Areas
  • Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering (Biomolecular Design, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering)
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More About Our Department

Biomedical Engineering Informational Brochure

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