Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
The MU-MCW Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering facilitates collaborative research between world-class engineers and faculty physicians. With over 30 state-of-the-art laboratories, the Joint Department promotes research initiatives seeking solutions to modern healthcare challenges. These research efforts offer Marquette engineering students access to MCW physicians and scientists, and create ample opportunities for grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.
- Biomechanics & Rehabilitation Bioengineering
- Biomedical Imaging
- Computational Systems Biology & Medicine
- Medical Devices & Bioinstrumentation
- Molecular, Cellular & Tissue Engineering
- Neural Engineering & Neurorehabilitation
MCW's Biomedical Engineering Laboratories
Directed by Joint Department primary faculty, Biomedical Engineering Laboratories supported by the Medical College of Wisconsin seek engineering solutions to real-world problems identified by investigations in biomechanics, computational systems biology & medicine, medical devices design and bioinstrumentation, cellular and tissue engineering, neural engineering and neurorehabilitation.
Airway Biomechanics LaboratoryThe Airway Lab studies respiratory physiology to develop new technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases.
Cardiovascular Regenerative Engineering LaboratoryTo develop next-gen solutions for cardiovascular disease, CaRE Lab creates living-tissue valves and grafts for the human heart.
Computational Lung Physiology LaboratoryThe CLPL uses experimental computational modeling strategies to better understand processes involved in lung injury and disease.
Computational Systems Biology LaboratoryCSBL uses experimental and computational modeling approaches to investigate the physiological mechanisms of mitochondrial function.
Nanomedicine and Image-Guided Interventions LaboratoryNIGIL uses nanotechnology to develop minimally invasive strategies to combat cancer, infectious disease, and vascular pathologies.
Neural Engineering, Interfacing, Modulation & Optimization LaboratoryThe NEIMO Lab uses neuroprosthetic and gene therapy approaches to alleviate motor deficits caused by neurologic injury or disease.
Sensory Neuroscience Attention and Perception LaboratoryThe SNAP Lab uses psychophysical and neuroimaging methods such as MRI to study the neurobiology of attention and perception.
Tissue Regenerative Engineering LaboratoryTRE Lab investigates regenerative progression to develop bio-functional engineered tissues for the treatment of birth defects.
Zablocki VA Medical Center LaboratoriesZVAMC Labs support a dynamic group of collaborative researchers investigating trauma to and rehabilitation of the central nervous system and spine.
Marquette's Biomedical Engineering Laboratories
Biomedical Engineering laboratories supported by Marquette University engage Joint Department Faculty in a dynamic range of investigations into such disciplines as medical device design, neural engineering, imaging, orthopaedics and rehabilitation engineering.
Biophotonics LaboratoryThe Biophotonics Laboratory develops light-weight non-invasive medical technologies for use in low- and middle-income countries.
Integrative Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation LaboratoryINERL consists of six facilities supporting research at the cross-section of biomechanics, neural and rehabilitation engineering.
Integrative Neural Systems LaboratoryINSL uses behavioral studies, brain imaging and computational modeling to investigate neural control of visually guided movement.
Medical Imaging Systems LaboratoryMISL seeks to reduce radiation dose by optimizing medical imaging systems and reconstruction algorithms to improve image quality.
Neuromotor Control LaboratoryThe NMCL seeks to provide the knowledge and tools needed to deliver individualized therapeutic interventions for motor deficits.
Ocular and Computer Vision LaboratoryThe OCVL uses non-invasive imaging strategies to visualize the retina and better understand vision in health and disease.
Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering CenterOREC coordinates labs from Marquette, MCW and affiliative organizations investigating orthopaedics and rehabilitation engineering.
Learn more about the people that lead the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and develop new and innovative educational programming in engineering, science, and design. The program is pioneered by:
The Joint Department provides students with a wealth of engaging clinical and research experiences designed to shape them into a leaders in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
Graduate Seminar Series
The Graduate Seminar Series invites working Biomedical Engineers to discuss ongoing research and recent innovations covering a wide range of topics, including computational modeling, imaging, regenerative medicine, and device design.
Prospective students may further their growth in the field through their choice of several Master's programs with science and engineering focuses, or a Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Program.
Marquette-MCW BME Graduate Programs
Undergraduate students can enroll in a curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering. Students may choose between 3 distinct majors or seek a 5-year combined BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering.
Marquette-MCW BME Undergraduate Programs
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