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


Featured Research

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Beating the Spread

Knowing how cancer cells interface with surrounding cells may be key to preventing metastasis.

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Viterbi Faculty Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Mark Humayun and Shri Narayanan recognized for innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact.

Featured Labs

Computational Systems Biology 

Center for Neural Engineering

Laboratory for Living Systems Engineering

Upcoming Special Events

Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Ten-Year-Olds Tackle Biomedical Engineering

The Project in a Box initiative brings hands-on biomedical engineering lessons to local elementary schools

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Making meaningful devices under pressure

Undergraduate students flexed their hands-on engineering skills at the 2017 ASBME Makeathon, a competition to develop real-world biomedical devices.

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