Building Robots to Change Lives: A Q&A with Ali Marjaninejad

Building Robots to Change Lives: A Q&A with Ali Marjaninejad

Ali Marjaninejad recently completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Now he’s a postdoctoral research associate in the Valero Lab, making bio-inspired robots and prostheses.

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In Pursuit of a Realistic Model of the Hippocampus

In Pursuit of a Realistic Model of the Hippocampus

USC Viterbi biomedical engineers have secured $1.2 million in BRAIN Initiative funding to create a model of the hippocampus that is functionally indistinguishable from the real thing.

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Skeletal Muscle Grown in a Dish Offers New Insight for Neuromuscular Diseases

Skeletal Muscle Grown in a Dish Offers New Insight for Neuromuscular Diseases

In the fight against diseases like ALS, USC Viterbi biomedical engineering researchers have created a powerful lab model to better see how our muscles and neurons connect.

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Two USC Viterbi Students Named Caldwell Scholars

Two USC Viterbi Students Named Caldwell Scholars

First-year students Jose M. Zarate Diaz and Raul Torres Jr. win the prestigious award

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SHINE 2021: 58 High School Students Actively Contribute To USC Viterbi Research

SHINE 2021: 58 High School Students Actively Contribute To USC Viterbi Research

“A sense of confidence, exposure and knowledge:” Students, family, and faculty celebrate the conclusion of this summer’s session of SHINE with annual poster session

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“Natural Killer Cells” to Fight Viral Infections Like COVID-19 Awarded NSF Funding

“Natural Killer Cells” to Fight Viral Infections Like COVID-19 Awarded NSF Funding

Eun Ji Chung and her team will examine the properties of these powerful cells and how they can be developed into treatments for COVID-19 and other viral infections.

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Biomedical Engineering @ USC

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, established in 1976, includes over 75 primary and affiliated faculty members that conduct cutting-edge research in a wide variety of areas, including
biomedical devices & imaging, cellular & molecular bioengineering, mathematical/computational biosystems, and neuroengineering.

What Is Biomedical Engineering?

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Opportunities for
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Diverse Masters
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PhD Programs
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Featured Research


Featured Labs


Laboratory for Design of Medical and Analytical Devices
Laboratory for the Design of Medical and Analytical Devices
The Treweek Lab
Treweek Lab
Zavaleta Lab
Zavaleta Lab
The Chung Laboratory
The Chung Laboratory
Laboratory for Integrative Biosystems Engineering
Laboratory for Integrative Biosystems Engineering
Laboratory for Living ​Systems Engineering
Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering

Events


Jan14Fri

The Fred S. Grodins Keynote Lecturer

Fri, Jan 14, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: MCB 101
Speaker: Cato T. Laurencin, Dr. Talk Title: Regenerative Engineering of Bone and Other Musculoskeletal Tissues Abstract: The treatment of injuries to bone that necessitate bone regeneration continues to be a major challenge for the...

Announcements


Stacey Finley Featured On Talk Nerdy Podcast

Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Stacey Finley is the featured guest on the latest episode of Talk Nerdy podcast. Finley discusses her work with the Computational Systems Biology Laboratory at USC developing mechanistic models of biological processes. [Read more]

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USC’s Cyrus Shahabi, Andrea Armani, and Sri Narayan Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

USC’s Cyrus Shahabi, Andrea Armani, and Sri Narayan Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

The trio joins a distinguished class of 175 new inductees who “demonstrate a prolific spirit of innovation”

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Building Robots to Change Lives: A Q&A with Ali Marjaninejad

Building Robots to Change Lives: A Q&A with Ali Marjaninejad

Ali Marjaninejad recently completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Now he’s a postdoctoral research associate in the Valero Lab, making bio-inspired robots and prostheses.

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Published on February 23rd, 2017

Last updated on March 24th, 2021