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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

Alumnus Awarded Global Impact Award

ViFlex, LLC is bringing clear vision to those who need it most.


Students' Company Invited to Global Summit

These young visionaries will present their innovation to over 100 business mentors.


IDEA Labs Publishes in NATURE

BME MD/PhD students are bringing biomedical innovation and training to medical clinics.


Graduate Student First Author on Paper

Ramya Vijayakumar publishes research findings in Circulation.


Professor Receives Prestigious Award

An unparalleled hardware imaging system that allows for deeper brain penetration will be developed with the grant.


Alumna Named Top Innovator

The 2006 graduate receives the title of "Pioneer" for her development of a "heart on a chip". 


Faculty Profile

Larry Taber
Larry Taber
Dennis and Barbara Kessler Professor of Biomedical Engineering
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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