News and stories

Read the latest news, research, and achievements made by the BME community

U of T Engineering team designs new hydrogel that opens pathways to more targeted cancer treatments

July 28, 2022 | A team of U of T Engineering researchers, led by Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donnelly), has designed a new way to grow cells in a laboratory that enables them to better emulate cancerous tumours.

Faces of BME – Amber Xue

July 14, 2022 | Having exposure to biomedical sciences at a young age, Amber Xue continued her passion for clinical research at Molly Shoichet’s lab. She is also actively engaged in knowledge translation from academia to industry.

BME PhD Candidate receives WFIRM Young Investigator Award

July 13, 2022 | Erik Jacques was one of the recipients of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award.

Events, talks, and bulletin board

Stay informed about events hosted by BME and our affiliated organizations

Research streams

Innovation solutions for pressing healthcare challenges throughout the research and translational pipeline:


BME’s clinical engineers design technologies, devices and strategies for people with chronic disease, traumatic injury, disabilities and mobility limitations to help them integrate more fully with their environment.

Cell & Tissue

Research that has the potential to change how we think about disease and aging is happening at BME. Regenerative medicine uses stem cells and biomaterials to repair, replace or regenerate damaged tissue, organ structures and function.


BME researchers are advancing disease detection, customizing drug delivery and improving health-care outcomes with faster and more precise technologies and systems.

Research & professional degrees

Doctor of Philosophy

Research degree that exposes candidates to cutting-edge research in a laboratory

Master of Applied Science

Research degree that exposes candidates to cutting-edge research in a laboratory

Master of Engineering

Professional degree that exposes candidates to biomedical device design to commercialization

Listen to what our students have to say

We interviewed our students about what inspires them in research and extracurricular activities. Here are some of the faces of Biomedical Engineering

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