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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:

New technique generates human neural stem cells for tissue engineering, 3D brain models
TuftsNow | September 13, 2016

Researchers invent "smart" thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue
TuftsNow | July 18, 2016

Silk stabilizes blood samples for months at high temperatures
TuftsNow | May 10, 2016

Silk keeps fruit fresh without refrigeration
TuftsNow | May 6, 2016

BME Student Receives Ricci Prize in $100k New Ventures Competition
Tufts Engineering News | April 19, 2016

BME Receives Faculty and Graduate Student Awards
Tufts Engineering News | April 7, 2016

Degree Programs

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

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

BME Senior Scholar Prize

The department is excited to announce a fund drive to create the BME Senior Scholar Prize as part of the awards at commencement every year. Help us honor our outstanding seniors through this special annual award to recognize excellence in the field of biomedical engineering. Make your contribution today.