School of Biomedical Engineering

The School of Biomedical Engineering will serve as an innovation hub for education and research across both the Faculties of Applied Science and Medicine, working with industry and our health partners, to accelerate discoveries and improve health outcomes here in BC and around the world.

The School offers both undergraduate and graduate program options that emphasize a balance of biomedical engineering and life science study with a focus on clinical and industrial application. This interdisciplinary program uses engineering techniques and technologies to address needs within the medical and healthcare industries. Opportunities for education and research exist in areas such as biomechanics, biomaterials, biochemical processing, cellular engineering, imaging, medical devices, micro-electro-mechanical implantable systems, physiological modeling, simulation, monitoring and control, as well as medical robotics.

UBC’s School of Biomedical Engineering offers students unparalleled access to engineering experts in the fields of chemical and biological, electrical and computer, materials and mechanical engineering. UBC graduates have become industry leaders, especially in the medical device industry, and provide an extensive network of professionals within the community. Because of the continuing demand for top-quality biomedical engineers, ample employment opportunities exist within academia, government and industry.

70
Master's Students
46
Doctoral Students
25
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 

Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.

 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Bamji, Shernaz synapse biology; primary neuronal cultures; transgenic mouse models; neurodevelopmental disease
Bashashati Saghezchi, Ali Artificial Intelligence; Bioinformatics; Breast Cancer; Cancer Genomics; Computational Biology; Digital Pathology; Image Processing; Machine Learning; Ovarian Cancer; Signal Processing
Cripton, Peter Trauma / Injuries; Cranio-Encephalic and Spinal Cord Trauma; Mechanical Systems; Spinal cord injury; neurotrauma; Traumatic Brain Injury; biomechanics; injury prevention; hip fracture; spine biomechanics
De Boer, Carl Gene regulation
Eaves, Constance Jean Normal and leukemic stem cells, normal and malignant breast stem cells
Haas, Kurt Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration; Neurological Diseases; Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases; Neuronal and Synaptic Activity; Neuronal Systems; Neuronal Modeling; Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission; Autism; Epilepsy; Synaptic Plasticity; Dendritogenesis; Brain Circuit Development; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Neuronal Computation
Hoodless, Pamela Embryonic Development; Genomics; Heart Valve / Valvular Diseases; Liver; Stem Cells and Organogenesis; Developmental Genetics; Embryology; transcriptional regulation; Epigenetics; Heart valve formation; Liver development
Ju, Myeong Jin optical imaging systems; signal processing algorithms; Medical Imaging; cellular resolution functional retinal imaging systems; algorithms for quantitatively imaging biological dynamics in human retina
Kieffer, Tim Diabetes
Kuo, Calvin Sensing human motion; How humans make sense of their own motion; Sensorimotor Neutrophysiology; Wearable Sensing; Musculoskeletal Modeling
Laksman, Zachary
Levings, Megan Immune homeostasis
Lynn, Francis Diabetes; ß-cell development; ß-cell biology; Human pluripotent stem cells; CRISPR/Cas; transcriptional regulation
McNagny, Kelly Marshall Cellular immunology; Regenerative medicine (including stem cells and tissue engineering); Stem Cells; Immunology; Inflammation; Mouse models of human disease; Tissue degeneration/regeneration; Cancer; innate immune response; kidney function; Biologics and therapeutics
Nabi, Ivan Robert Intracellular signaling during neurite outgrowth and sprouting, Identification of small molecules that stimulate neurite outgrowth and regeneration, Examination of the role of semaphorins during embryonic development
Roskelley, Calvin Breast cancer, ovarian cancer
Rossi, Fabio Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine blood, Stem cells, regeneration, gene therapy, control of cell fate
Shakiba, Nika Cell competition; Stem Cells; Bioengineering; Synthetic biology; Cell engineering
Tam, Roger Imaging; Expert Systems; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Shape Recognition and Computer Graphics; Computer Science and Statistics; Biomedical Technologies; Machine Learning; Precision Medicine; Radiology; Biomedical Informatics; Data Analytics
Underhill, Michael Musculoskeletal diseases, transcription factors, growth, cytokines, retinoid signalling pathway in chondrogenesis, osteogenesis, phenotype
Yachie, Nozomu
Zandstra, Peter Medical biotechnology; Medical and biomedical engineering; Stem cell bioengineering; Bioengineering; Synthetic biology; Biomedical Engineering; Immuno-engineering; Biotechnology; Computational Biology; Computational modeling; Gene/Cell Therapy Systems; genomics; Immunology; personalized medicine; Regenerative medicine

Stories

Anoosha Pai S

Student
Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering (MASc)

Cidnee Luu

Student
Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering (MASc)
UBC graduate student Mahsa Khalili

Mahsa Khalili

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
UBC graduate student Priye Iworima

Priye Iworima

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)

Andrew Ibey

Alumni
Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering (MEng)