Multi-Disciplinary Biomedical Research
Research in the biomedical area deals with the challenges of the rapid increase in lifespan, which has simultaneously increased the need for treatment and the mitigation of age-related illnesses like cancer, brain injury and disease. Lower-cost, prevention-oriented health care delivery is critically needed, as well as new approaches to previously untreatable health conditions. Addressing these challenges requires discovering and creating fundamentally new devices and systems for critical diagnostics (sensors, imaging), therapeutic (lasers, pacemakers, and neural interfaces), and analytical (high-throughput sequencing, healthcare IT) technologies.
Descriptions of current interdisciplinary research in this area are provided in the following research subareas: