The Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program serves as the center of innovation for the School of Medicine. Our mission is to train students to become innovators, entrepreneurs, and scientific leaders. Our faculty and trainees work with clinicians and physician-scientists to make scientific discoveries, reduce disease, and improve patients' lives.
The graduate program in the Department of Biomedical Engineering offers doctor of philosophy degrees in biomedical engineering specializing in:
- Artificial Intelligence for Medical Systems (AIMS)
- Biomedical Optics
- Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR)
- Cardiovascular engineering
- Computational biology
- Drug Design and Delivery
- Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
- Regenerative Medicine
- Spatial Systems Biology
An essential aspect of the doctoral program is the individual research in close collaboration with members of the faculty. Research training begins in the first year of study with direct placement into a mentor’s laboratory. The diversity of faculty collaborations provides multidisciplinary research opportunities.
Trainees are funded and are encouraged to write their own individual training grant applications, focused on their individual research interests. Our trainees have been highly successful at obtaining training grant awards from a number of agencies, including:
Biomedical Engineering is one of the basic science departments in the OHSU School of Medicine, and provides a unique environment especially suited for the education of multidisciplinary biomedical engineers.