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Biomedical engineering continues to make the future, not just respond to the present, by anticipating needs that interface engineering and clinical medicine. BME fosters collaborations among disciplines at its core by building on basic concepts in engineering and biology. Learn more >

Research Areas

Regenerative Medicine - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Sensing Systems - Medical Instrumentation and Measurement

Faculty Highlights

Professor David Kaplan
Dr. Kaplan talks about his research on a new silk-based stabilizer that could keep some vaccines and antibiotics stable up to temperatures of 60 °C, potentially eliminating the need to keep them refrigerated. "We have already begun trying to broaden the impact of what we're doing to apply to all vaccines," says Kaplan. "Based on what we've seen with other proteins, peptides, and enzymes, there's no reason to believe that this wouldn't be universal. This could potentially eliminate the need for a cold-chain system, greatly decreasing costs and enabling more widespread availability of these life-saving drugs." Learn more >

BME News

Research News:

Biopsies Without Knives
TuftsNow | August 17, 2015

BME 2015 Spring Newsletter Available

Xu Wins NSF Award to Find New Ways to Deliver Drugs Directly into Cells
TuftsNow | March 10, 2015

High-Res Microscope May Make Cervical Cancer Detection Easier
ACS Cancer Prevention News | January 28, 2015

A New Way to Diagnose Brain Damage from Concussions, Strokes, and Dementia
TuftsNow | December 11, 2014

BME Events

BME Alumni Reunion Banquet
May 15, 2015
Park Plaza Hotel in Boston
Email us to learn more.

Tissue Engineering Summer Workshop
June 22-26, 2015
Registration is free but classes are limited.

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Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degrees:
BS in Biomedical Engineering
Second Major in Biomedical Engineering Second Major in Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Degrees:
Biomedical Engineering (M.Eng., M.S, Ph.D.)
Bioengineering (Certificate) Bioengineering (M.Eng., M.S.)