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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:

Femtosecond Lasers Shape Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering
Optics & Photonics News | September 29, 2015

10 Groundbreaking Innovations That Are Changing How We Live
Details Daily Blog | September 24, 2015

17 year old girl sweeps Google's annual science competition
CNBC | September 22, 2015

New Way To Repair Nerves
Technology Networks | September 16, 2015

Researchers develop 3D bone marrow that produces functional human platelets ex vivo
Health Medicine Network | September 16, 2015

3D Bone Marrow Made from Silk Biomaterials Successfully Generates Platelets
NIBIB News | September 15, 2015

New way to repair nerves: Using exosomes to hijack cell-to-cell communication
TuftsNow | September 15, 2015

Biopsies Without Knives
TuftsNow | August 17, 2015

Silk, nature's miracle, new material for state-of-the-art medical devices
Public Radio International | June 24, 2015

Bioengineers Develop Printable Silk Inks
Medical Design Briefs | June 19, 2015

6 wonders of science you didn't know were made from silk
CNN | June 19, 2015

Making 'smart bandages' with ink-jet printing
Digital Journal | June 18, 2015

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Open

Tufts University School of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests involve tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Learn more >

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.)