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, 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.

Current Faculty Openings

What Is Biomedical Engineering?

Opportunities for


Diverse Masters


PhD Programs
and Research


Featured Coverage

Featured Labs

Computational Systems Biology 

Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory

Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering



The Connected Hospital: Preparing for 21st Century Healthcare and Community Engagement

Mon, May 21, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Room: NRT LG 503
Today-�s fundraising, marketing and patient engagement environment for healthcare institutions is more complex than ever. Prospective donors, grateful patients and their families, new patients, and health and wellness advocates demand a...


Elizabeth Siegler wins WiSE Merit Award

Congrats to Elizabeth Siegler, a biomedical engineering Ph.D. student, on her WiSE Merit Award for Current Doctoral Students. Siegler, a research assistant in the Wang Laboratory, will be recognized along with … Read More

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USC News: Stem cell-based retinal implant tested for common cause of vision loss

It’s the first human trial, which is designed to replace a single-cell layer that degenerates in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration.

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WIRED: The Quest to Make a Robotic Cat Walk With Artificial Neurons

Want to create machines that move more naturally? Maybe start by replicating the spinal cord

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