Photo of Owen McCarty, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University. The Department's research and teaching are focused on solving unmet clinical needs in the areas of cardiovascular and infectious diseases, rehabilitation medicine, and cancer.

The BME Department consists of 30 primary faculty as well as joint and affiliate faculty from the Advanced Research Imaging Center, the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB), Casey Eye Institute, the Oregon Hearing Institute, and the Knight Cardiovascular and Cancer Centers.  Read full welcome message.

Department news

May 2019

Rohan Ahluwalia, Westview High School junior and AIMS Lab intern mentored by Peter Jacobs, Ph.D., won second place in biomedical engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, for his project, A Novel Optical Diagnostic Method for Non-Invasive Detection of Blood Glucose Using Reverse Iontophoresis Modulation and Personalized Neural Networks. Preceding this, Rohan's project won the local and regional science fairs. Congratulations Rohan!

Joe Gray, Ph.D., testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, at the invitation of Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, about the importance of international collaboration in scientific research. See OHSU Now article

Rebecca Williams has joined the BME support team as our new human resources coordinator.  Welcome, Rebecca! 

Erica Hankins Regalo has joined the BME support team as our new graduate program coordinator.  Welcome, Erica!

Congratulations to Erik Burlingame and Geoffrey Schau from the Chang Lab for moving on to the final round in the InventOR Collegiate Challenge! They’re one of 22 teams to move onto the finals with their product SHIFT, an artificial intelligence-powered technology for detecting cancer. Finals will be held June 28th at Portland State University. Good luck!

Congratulations to Owen McCarty, Ph.D., on a new grant, with Dr. Dr. Jonathan Lindner. The NIH Heart, Lung and Blood Institute award is for Molecular Imaging of Platelets and Oxidative Stress in Atherosclerosis.

Congratulations to Wassana Yantasee, Ph.D., on her new grant awarded from OHSU Center for Women’s Health Circle of Giving for Development of new cancer vaccines for triple negative breast cancer.

Seminar Series 2018-2019

Please join us for the Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series 2018-2019.

Follow the link below to view the current schedule for the Seminar Series. The seminars are held on Fridays, 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, and are located in the 
CHH 3rd Floor Conference Room 1 A&B
unless otherwise noted.

Schedules for BME Seminar Series 2018-2019

Upcoming Events

Featured scientist

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., is director of the OHSU Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy and professor of biomedical engineering. 

BME graduate programs

Individual research in five specialty areas with close collaboration across OHSU