In biomedical engineering at UVA, engineering rigor and invention are our core principles, but we start with a focus on biology. Whether we are modeling or engineering cells and tissues, analyzing large datasets, developing new imaging technologies, or synthesizing novel biomaterials, the problem statement always starts with the biology underlying the system, therapy, or disease process. Our culture values and rewards collaboration, initiative, and the translation of basic advances to achieve clinical and real world impact. In all that we do, we value and strive for diversity and inclusion.

BIMS students can elect to train with a BME faculty member who is approved to mentor students in one of the BIMS degree-granting programs in the School of Medicine (see list below).

For students who would prefer to earn the PhD in Biomedical Engineering, applications for this program should be made through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  Additional information about this program and degree can be found here.

 

BIMS Approved Mentors in BME

  • Thomas H. Barker
    My lab is primarily focused on both understanding and manipulating cell-ECM mechanotransduction pathways in homeostasis and disease. Our primary interest is in understanding how cells’ changing microenvironment direct their phenotype and initiate patholo
  • Steven Caliari
    Engineering dynamic biomaterials to explore the interplay between cells and their microenvironment
  • George Christ
    Functional Genomics
  • Mete Civelek
    Systems Genetics Approaches to Understand Cardiometabolic Traits
  • Christopher Deppmann
    Elucidating and Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Nervous System Development
  • Brent A. French
    Novel Therapies for Treating and Preventing Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Jeffrey W. Holmes
    Healing after myocardial infarction, cardiac growth and remodeling, and image-based modeling and diagnosis.
  • Song Hu
    Photoacoustic imaging, light microscopy, neuroscience, microvascular biology
  • Kevin A. Janes
    Systems-biology approaches to cancer biology and virology.
  • Peter M. Kasson
    Mechanisms of cell entry by influenza; Viral glycan recognition; drug resistance; molecular dynamics simulation; distributed computing.
  • Kimberly Kelly
    Advancement in the design of imaging agents; molecular imaging and radiological sciences.
  • Mark Kester
    Nanotechnologies for targeted drug delivery
  • Bijoy Kundu
    Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Remodeling of Myocardial Glucose Metabolism in Pressure Overload Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Kyle Lampe
    Neural tissue engineering, biomaterials, drug delivery, redox regulation of stem cell fate, engineering cell-interactive microenvironments
  • Michael B. Lawrence
    Vascular and Molecular Engineering
  • Jason Papin
    Systems biology, infectious disease, cancer, toxicology, metabolic engineering
  • Shayn M. Peirce-Cottler
    Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, Computational Systems Biology, Vascular Growth and Remodeling, Stem Cell Therapies
  • Jeffrey J. Saucerman
    Roles of complex signaling networks involved in the regulation of cardiovascular function and disease
  • Nathan Sheffield
    computational biology & bioinformatics; high performance computing; epigenomics & chromatin; pediatric cancer; computational regulatory genomics; machine learning
  • Paul A. Yates
    Development and regulation of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and blood vessels as they relate to retinal diseases.
  • Eli Zunder
    Stem Cell Behavior