Health-care problems posed by complex diseases present the most daunting challenges for modern society. Our faculty and trainees find purpose in research applied to study cancer, trauma and injury, immunological disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, and cardiovascular disease. Since our founding in 1997, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU BME) has combined excellence in research and teaching to advance knowledge and new technology to improve the global quality of life.



Engineering treatments for the opioid epidemic treatments for the opioid epidemicBiomedical engineer Jai Rudra is developing a therapeutic option that would prevent opiates from crossing the blood-brain barrier, preventing the high abusers seek.<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/iStock-938938858.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Pappu awarded Mercator Fellowship from DFG awarded Mercator Fellowship from DFG Rohit Pappu will join researchers from three other German institutions to study proteins tied to the onset and progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease<img alt="Rohit Pappu" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Pappu_Rohit_1_16_05.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Chen receives $1.6 million to study combining intranasal drug delivery, focused ultrasound$1-6-million-to-study-combining-intranasal-drug-delivery,-focused-ultrasound.aspxChen receives $1.6 million to study combining intranasal drug delivery, focused ultrasoundHong Chen has received a $1.6 million grant to continue work on image-guided drug delivery.<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Chen_Hong_7_15_06.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />