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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:

Scientists Create a 3-D Model That Mimics Brain Function
The New York Times | August 11, 2014

Kaplan Named Editor-in-Chief of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
American Chemical Society | July 29, 2014

How to Regrow Lost Limbs
New Scientist | June 8, 2014

Tufts University Licenses Silk Biomaterials Technology to Akeso Biomedical
TuftsNow | May 5, 2014

Full Frame Essay: Brain Power
CCTV America | May 4, 2014

Manufacturing Bits: Silky E-Beam Lithography
Semiconductor Engineering | April 29, 2014

Bionics to Track Your Health
Wall Street Journal | April 21, 2014

Black Receives NSF CAREER Award
NSF.gov | April 15, 2014

David Walt Receives Esselen Award for Chemistry in Public Interest
TuftsNow | March 27, 2014

Laura Burns a 2014 Tufts University Alumni Association Senior Award Honoree
Tufts Engineering News | March 26, 2014

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

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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.)

Faculty Position Request for
AY 2015-2016

The department is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with rank determined by experience and accomplishments. Truly exceptional senior candidates may also be considered for appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests involve regenerative medicine, medical imaging, and biomedical optics, but all areas of biomedical engineering will be considered. Learn more and apply!

TUAA Senior Award

Laura BurnsLaura Burns 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.