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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

Featured News

Professor featured on NPR

The national news program captures Dr. Lihong Wang's quest to 'solve the mysterties of the human brain'


Taber wins Skalak award for third time, makes history

Larry Taber, PhD, and his team developed a model based on realistic 3-D geometry reconstructed from images of a chick heart.


Engineering doctoral student wins $10,000 for efficient hearing test

Xinyu (David) Song has proposed making an automated test available to primary-c‚Äčare physicians, who are most likely the first to notice symptoms of hearing loss in their patients.


BME Alumna Kendall Gretsch nominated for ESPY

Congratulations to the 2014 graduate on her athletic accomplishments


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Jan Bieschke
Jan Bieschke
Assistant Professor
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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