Faculty & Research

Overview

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.

Emeriti

Learn about some of our retired faculty members

Research streams

Clinical

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.

Molecular

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

Latest news

Milica Radisic joins Donnelly Centre

September 19, 2022 | The Donnelly Centre is swelling its ranks of leading researchers with two new faculty appointments.

When the researcher becomes the patient

September 13, 2022 | KITE Scientist Dr. Alex Mihailidis experienced the rehab system first-hand after a devastating spinal cord injury. The ordeal altered how his team works with patients and clinicians.

Recipients of third round of Medicine by Design’s Pivotal Experiment Fund announced

September 1, 2022 | Dr. Omar Khan is one of four researchers are the latest to receive support to spin-off aspects of their Medicine by Design-funded research into an early-stage product or venture as part of Medicine by Design’s Pivotal Experiment Fund, which has distributed more than $2.5-million in funding since its launch in early 2021.

New strategy for delivery of therapeutic proteins could help treat degenerative eye diseases

August 18, 2022 | A U of T Engineering research team has created a new platform that delivers multiple therapeutic proteins to the body, each at its own independently controlled rate. The innovation could help treat degenerative diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss for people over 50.

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.

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