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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 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: 434-243-5397

Chongzhi Zang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Research Areas
  • Biomedical Data Sciences
  • Bioinformatics Methodology Development
  • Epigenetics and Chromatin 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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Phone: 434-243-2740​

William H. Guilford

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering, Undergraduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Interim Director of Online Education, School of Engineering

Research Areas
  • Biomechanics/Injury Biomechanics or Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
  • Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering (Biomolecular Design, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering)
  • Quantitative Biosciences
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More About Our Department

Biomedical Engineering Informational Brochure

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.

  • $ 12 M

    annual research expenditures 2016-2017

  • $ 480 K

    research funding per faculty member from external sources 2016-2017

  • $ 26 M

    UVA Coulter Translational Research Partnership endowment

  • $ 500 M

    follow-on funding from 16 start-ups seeded funded by the Coulter Partnership