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Here’s what’s happening in Biomedical Engineering

Diagnosing and treating complex diseases are among the world's most significant long-term challenges. Biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis work with world-renowned physicians and scientists to improve global quality of life.

Student Spotlight

Allison Martinez Mejia

Allison Martinez Mejia, pursuing a PhD in biomedical engineering

Besides the amazing and super collaborative research being offered, WashU was extremely welcoming to me. As I spoke to different students and faculty, I knew I would be able to find a niche in the school.

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Academic Programs

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering offers students a quality, nationally ranked education at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

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Our faculty and trainees are nationally recognized experts in their fields, including cancer, trauma and injury, immunological disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, and cardiovascular disease, we have worked to advance knowledge and new technologies to improve the global quality of life.

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No. 12
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