Biomedical Engineering @SC

Welcome to the USC Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)!
Since our early roots as an option within electrical engineering in 1963, we have maintained a longstanding tradition of advancing biomedicine through the development and application of novel engineering ideas. Our department, founded in 1976, includes over 80 primary and affiliated faculty members that conduct cutting-edge research in a wide variety of areas, including neuroengineering, biosystems and biosignal analysis, medical devices and implants, bioimaging and imaging informatics, and systems cellular-molecular bioengineering.

What Is Biomedical Engineering?

Opportunities for


Diverse Masters


PhD Programs
and Research



NIH Pathway to Independence Award Recipient

USC Viterbi Department of Biomedical Engineering would like to congratulate postdoctoral researcher Dr. Sangpil Yoon for receiving the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). The title of his work is “Acoustic-transfection using high frequency ultrasound for intracellular delivery of macromolecules into targeted single cells.” Yoon is the first-ever USC Viterbi researcher to receive this prestigious award.

Congratulations, Dr. Yoon!!

Featured Research

Featured Labs

Computational Systems Biology 

Center for Neural Engineering

Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering


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Strength in the numbers behind cancer research

Stacey Finley is awarded the inaugural Leah Edelstein-Keshet Prize for her mathematical models in cancer research.

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For Love Of Country

INTRAM, a USC Viterbi student-led team making an app to improve post-stroke care, will represent USC and the U.S. at the NAE’s Grand Challenge business model competition this July.

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