News and stories

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

Faces of BME – Lily Takeuchi

May 18, 2022 | As a PhD candidate in Dr. Simmons’ lab , Lily Takuechi is researching the blood-brain barrier and its role in Alzheimer’s while leading entrepreneurship development.

Heart, cancer and diabetes projects among winners of funding boost for stem cell therapies

May 12, 2022 | Dr. Vasconcelos is one step closer to achieving that goal with a $3-million grant from the Stem Cell Network, a Canadian research funding organization. Her effort is one of 32 projects across the country that rose to the top in a competition for in the largest outlay of federal funding for regenerative medicine in 20 years.

Trailblazing Stem Cell Research

May 12, 2022 | Professor Milica Radisic and Sara Vasconcelos are two faculty who received Stem Cell Network funding for stem cell research.

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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