Eun Ji Chung Awarded NIH New Innovator Award

Grant to study nanoparticle innovations for kidney disease is a paradigm shift

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ASBME receives outstanding achievement award

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) has selected USC’s student chapter as the 2018 recipients

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This Tiny Particle Might Change Millions of Lives

Nanoparticle Targets Kidney Disease for Drug Delivery

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Follow USC BME on Facebook and Twitter!

The Department of Biomedical Engineering has re-launched their Facebook account and launched a brand new Twitter account. Follow us @USCBME for updates on department research and related news!

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Professor Kirk Shung becomes Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair

Dean’s Professor of Biomedical Engineering Kirk Shung assumes the mantle of department chair for BME.

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Recent USC Viterbi Ph.D. Named Among “World’s Top 35 Innovators Under 35.”

Niki Bayat is the first USC doctoral student to have earned distinction as one of MIT Technology Review’s prestigious “TR 35.”

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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, 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



Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

Mon, Nov 19, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Location: OHE 122
Speaker: Benjamin Xu, MD, USC Keck School of Medicine, Assistant Professor Of Clinical Ophthalmology Talk Title: AI for glaucoma study Host: Qifa Zhou


Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

Mon, Nov 26, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Location: OHE 122
Speaker: Kimberly Gokoffski, USC Keck School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology Talk Title: Retina cell growth along with electrical field stimulation Host: Qifa Zhou


BME seminars

Fri, Dec 07, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: DRB 145A
Speaker: Hana El-Samad, Professor and Vice Chair Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub University of California, San Francisco Talk Title: Untangling the Feedback Loops Series: Biomedical Engineering Special...


Viterbi School News

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A Maker Space For The Ages

The Baum Family Maker Space, which will establish a new hub for undergraduate student innovation, positions USC Viterbi as a leader in hands-on engineering learning.

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Building A Better “CAR”

A trio of USC Viterbi researchers have unlocked secrets about an engineered protein receptor, known as CAR, that makes cancer-fighting T cells more effective.

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