Washington University, St. LouisEngineering

Established in 1997, the Department of Biomedical Engineering seeks to provide a first-class engineering education that prepares students for a variety of careers. Our department builds upon a long tradition of commitment to first-class teaching and research. Particularly in partnership with the world-renowned School of Medicine, our research seeks to bring innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to advancing basic science and to allow us to better understand, diagnose and treat human diseases. We are committed to providing outstanding training to the next generation of biomedical engineers that will lead to successful, productive careers.


  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Imaging Technologies
  • Molecular, Cellular and Systems Engineering
  • Neural Engineering

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Mark Anastasio
Mark Anastasio
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Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker Hall, Campus Box 1097, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Phone: (314) 935-7208, Fax: (314) 935-7448