Fluorophores for Diagnostic Imaging



Biomedical Imaging


Bionanotechnology and Biosensing

Computational Modeling and Data Science

Drug Discovery and Delivery

Fluorophores for Diagnostic Imaging

Medicinal chemistry

Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering

Nanotechnology and Sensing

Neural Engineering and Neurotools

Biomedical imaging is one of the most important tool sets we have for understanding biology, physiology, and human disease. Despite the fact that it’s been over 350 years since DIY pioneer Leeuwenhoek first observed single-celled organisms through his homemade microscope, there continues to be a pipeline of new breakthroughs that provide previously unobtainable imaging contrasts, improving our understanding of the natural world. Biomedical imaging spans disciplines, spatial scales, and time scales, and forms the foundation of many scientific endeavors. BU BME biomedical imaging faculty are innovators in new microscopy, spectroscopy, clinical imaging modalities, and imaging probes, with applications spanning a swath as wide as biomedical engineering itself. Biomedical imaging at BU is tightly coupled to the fields of neuroscience, cancer biology, and clinical medicine among others, and faculty collaborate broadly across our institution and beyond.

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Faculty 

Primary Faculty: Christopher ChenBrianne ConnizzoEdward DamianoKenneth R. Lutchen, Hadi T. NiaMichael L. Smith, Dimitrije StamenovicBela Suki

Research Faculty:  Elizabeth Bartolak-SukiKatie BentleyJeroen Eyckmans

Affiliated Faculty: Michael AlbroElise MorganTommaso RanzaniKatherine Yanhang ZhangXin Zhang

Emeritus: Evan Evans

Affiliated Research Centers

BME Biomechanics and Mechanobiology in the news:

3 BME Professors Elected to IAMBE

Congratulations to BU BME Professors Chris Chen, Joyce Wong and Mark Grinstaff on being elected 2021 Fellows of The International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.

Joyce Wong Named President-Elect of AIMBE

Professor Joyce Wong (BME, MSE), has been named president-elect of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), one of the foremost biomedical engineering societies in the country. Her term as president will begin in 2022. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and numbering 50,000 members, including the nation’s most accomplished biomedical…

One Small Step For A Mouse: Using Information Science to Understand the Brain

by Allison Kleber How does learning a new skill or process change the physical structure of the brain? Using techniques from data science and high-dimensional statistics, ECE Professors Bobak Nazer and Venkatesh Saligrama, alongside BME Professor Xue Han, aim to find out. Their project, titled “Discovering Changes in Networks: Fundamental Limits, More

Spotting Osteoarthritis When It Starts

Albro and team develop Raman spectroscope to diagnose the degenerative disease By Patrick L. Kennedy With a potentially game-changing application of laser technology to a disease that affects more than 30 million Americans, Michael Albro (ME, MSE, BME) and colleagues have garnered a research grant from the Arthritis Foundation. The team’s new… More

A Tool to Measure Cartilage Health

Professor Michael Albro (ME, MSE, BME) has successfully developed technology that can assess cartilage health and detect early signs of degeneration: the Raman arthroscope. The tool uses light technology and is inserted into a patient’s joint with a hypodermic needle.  It is a “game changer” for patients with osteoarthritis.

Three ENG Faculty Named AIMBE Fellows

Three ENG faculty members have been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE): Associate Professor Doug Densmore (ECE, BME), Associate Professor Mo Khalil (BME), and Professor Katherine Zhang (ME, BME, MSE).