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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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Our Faculty

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Nathan Sheffield

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

Research Areas
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Data Sciences
  • Machine Learning
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Phone: ​434.243.1000

Brian H. Annex

Lantheus Medical Imaging Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Research Areas
  • Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering (Biomolecular Design, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering)
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
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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

    FY21 External Research Expenditures ($602K per tenured or tenure track faculty member)

  • 6

    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."