Faculty & Research


Faculty & research are integral components of BME. With a strong focus on research, BME is located in the heart of Canada’s largest health-care research hub. Our 300 graduate students receive their training from 14 departments at U of T, 10 partner hospitals, and 7 research institutes & commercialization centres.

At BME, our cross-disciplinary approach in biomedical and clinical engineering enables our researchers to cover a diverse set of topics. Find out what our research publication are saying about our research focus.

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Faculty directory

Core Faculty

We have 30+ core faculty members that span across cell & tissue engineering, clinical engineering, and molecular engineering disciplines.

Cross-Appointed Faculty

BME currently hosts cross-appointed faculty members across more than 30 academic units, partner hospitals, research institutes, and commercialization centres.


Learn about some of our retired faculty members

Research streams


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.

Latest news

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.

U of T research team developing new treatment for COVID-19 complication

May 6, 2022 | A University of Toronto research team, led by Milica Radisic, says they have identified a treatment that could help combat one of the most serious COVID-19 complications.

Dr. Molly Shoichet to receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from University of Alberta

May 6, 2022 | A diverse group of 14 outstanding achievers will receive the university’s highest honour this June.

Training tomorrow’s top talent

April 26, 2022 | Dr. Jennifer Campos knows it’s her job to support a very special group. She oversees some of the world’s most accomplished scientific trainees, who are all devoted to furthering rehabilitation research that will improve the lives of aging Canadians and those who have experienced an illness or injury.

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