Research in Biomedical Engineering
Since its inception, Biomedical Engineering research at USC has been directed to the study of the function and structure of living systems, as well as the application of engineering science to problems in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The department's primary faculty conduct innovative research in numerous areas of fundamental importance in biomedicine. Current research is supported by government agencies, private foundations, and industries including: the National Institutes of Health (NCRR, NHLBI, NIBIB, NIA, NIMH); the National Science Foundation (Bioengineering, Integrative Biology and Neural Science); Office of Naval Research; Defense Advanced Research Project Agency; NASA; American Heart Associations; American Lung Association; the Whitaker Foundation.
The Department has also had a history of large program grants from the NIH, including a Biomedical Engineering Program Project Grant awarded in 1968, a Biomedical Engineering Center Grant awarded in 1977, and the currently active Biomedical Simulations Resource (1985) and Ultrasound Transducer Research Center (1996).
Please click on the links at left to learn more about our current projects.