Our research is interdisciplinary, enhanced by our close physical proximity to the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Institute of Optics. Fifteen primary and over 40 secondary, graduate, and affiliated faculty members work with our students. Our graduate faculty are those who can also be primary advisors of BME doctoral students and serve as departmental members on student advisory committees.
Because biomedical engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field, many of our faculty hold secondary appointments in other departments and centers across campus. Most faculty members have expertise in more than one research area and virtually all have research programs which involve faculty from multiple departments. For example, research in musculoskeletal biomechanics might involve the use of advanced medical imaging techniques, or the development of novel biosensors may involve both instrumentation and cell biology. The close proximity of the medical center makes it routine for clinicians to participate in dissertation committees to offer true translational exposure.