Regenerative Engineering

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Cluster in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Regenerative engineering integrates the fields of cell and tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, cellular and molecular biology and clinical science to restore or replace cell, tissue or organ function or prevent cell, tissue or organ degeneration. This cluster is focused on the development of new biomaterial and cellular constructs, immune-engineering approaches, artificial organs and cell and drug delivery to treat or replace diseased tissues and organs; and the characterization of physico-chemical and physiological tissue properties in normal and pathological states and the use of this knowledge to prevent degeneration and develop therapies.  The cluster will be composed of a collaborative group of faculty, students, and affiliates within the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and several others across the university, primarily in the School of Medicine.  In addition, interactions will include partners in other universities and industry.  We intend to set up a joint collaborative center of excellence at the University of Miami with the School of Medicine with activities including extensive collaborative research with shared instrumentation facilities, education through coordinated coursework and workshops, seminars and discussion groups, and social networking events.

COE Thrusts SupportedHealth, Materials

Graduate Courses Offered:  

Course No. Course Name
BME 601 Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology for Engineers 
BME 602 Human Physiology for Engineers 
BME 603 Neurophysiology for Engineers 
BME 612 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 
BME 613 Biomedical Systems Engineering 
BME 622 Scanning Electron Microscopy for Engineers 
BME 635 Advanced Biomaterials 
BME 665 Principles of Cellular and Tissue Engineering 
BME 675 Tissue Mechanics 
BME 685 Immuno-Engineering
BME 687 Finite Element Analysis for Engineers 
BME 695 Current Trends in Regenerative Engineering 
BME 702 Organs On a Chip 
BME 722 Scanning Electron Microscopy Special Projects 
BME 760 Stem Cell-Based Tissue Engineering 
BME 761 Stem Cell Design 


Faculty Participants
BME Members: Ashutosh Agarwal, Fotios Andreopoulos, Courtney Dumont, Charles Huang, Alicia Jackson, Alice Tomei, Gianluca D'Ippolito, and Julian Lippmann

Other Departments & Schools: The cluster is aligned with the regenerative medicine initiative at the School of Medicine. Several institutes at the School of Medicine, at the Miami Project, Diabetes Research Institute, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, Department of Orthopedics, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; as well as the Frost Institute for Chemistry and Molecular Science and the Department of Chemistry.