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.

66
Master's Students
39
Doctoral Students
30
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Bamji, Shernaz synapse biology, primary neuronal cultures, transgenic mouse models, neurodevelopmental disease
Bashashati Saghezchi, Ali
Cheung, Karen Biomedical Technologies, microfluidics, tissue engineering, biosensors, additive manufacturing, organ-on-chip, BioMEMS, neural interfaces
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
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
Hodgson, Antony Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Medical or Surgical Robotics, Medical Engineering, Electoral Reform, Single Transferable Vote, STV, Citizens’ Assembly, Fair Voting
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
Kieffer, Tim Diabetes
Levings, Megan Immune homeostasis
Lynn, Francis diabetes, ß-cell development, ß-cell biology, Human pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR/Cas, transcriptional regulation
Ma, Hongshen Microfluidics; Instrumentation; Cell Sorting; Cell Biomechanics; Circulating Tumor Cells; Malaria and Red Blood Cell Deformability; Single Cell Technologies; Cell Migration and Chemotaxis
McNagny, Kelly Marshall Cancer of the Reproductive System, Cell Therapy of Cancer, Breast Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Allergies, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Immune System, Immunotherapy, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, Embryonic Development, Stem Cells, Immunology, Inflammation, Mouse models of human disease, Tissue degeneration/regeneration, Cancer, innate immune response, kidney function
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
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
Tropini, Carolina
Underhill, Michael Musculoskeletal diseases, transcription factors, growth, cytokines, retinoid signalling pathway in chondrogenesis, osteogenesis, phenotype
Wang, Zhen Signal processing theory and applications, bioinformatics
Wang, Rizhi Biomaterials, biomechanics Also, the structure and formation processes of biologically formed materials (eg seashells, silk, teeth) and applies the mechanisms to the design and processing of novel materials
Yadav, Vikramaditya Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biomass (Energy), Bioremediation, Bioactive Molecules, Biomaterials, Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials, Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Synthetic biology, Metabolic engineering, Biocatalysis, Bioprocess engineering, Bioremediation, Medical biotechnology, Tissue engineering, Drug delivery, Drug discovery & development, Technoeconomics, Vaccines
Zandstra, Peter

Stories

Matthew Hickey

Student
Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering (MASc)

Anoosha Pai S

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)