Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
Research in the biomedical area utilizes engineering approaches to address the unmet needs in diagnosis, staging, treatment and mitigation of illnesses including cancer, diabetes, heart diseases as well as brain disorders. 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: