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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:

Silk-Based Surgical Implants Could Offer a Better Way to Repair Broken Bones
TuftsNow | March 4, 2014

Headband Could Help Brain Communicate with Computers
The Boston Globe | March 3, 2014

Kaplan and Levin Receive $1M from Keck Foundation for Tissue Regeneration Research
Tufts Engineeering News | February 21, 2014

Fio Omenetto Named APS Fellow
TuftsNow | February 14, 2014

Edible Sensors Tell You When Your Food Has Gone Bad
Entrepreneur.com | October 31, 2013

Cyborg Gel Implant Fights Diabetes with Light
New Scientist | October 20, 2013

Slice of life: Researcher creates tissue engineering material that could help promote nerve growth
TuftsNow | October 7, 2013

Silk May Help Prevent Premature Birth
Boston Magazine | October 4, 2013

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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.)

TUAA Senior Award

Laura BurnsLaura Burns was nominated for a was nominated for a TUAA Senior Award. At Tufts, Burns was a Stern Family Scholar, was on the Dean's List all semesters, a member of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering National Honor Society), President and Board Member of the Tufts University Engineering Student Council, Secretary and Board Member for Tufts University Society for Women Engineers, Captain of the Varsity Swim Team, and a volunteer at Tufts University Admissions Office. Burns was a research assistant in Assistant Professor Lauren Black's Lab, where she worked with tissue engineering of cardiac tissue and design of an optical device to measure the thickness of delicate tissues.