Our faculty work in a wide range of areas, conducting research in programs ranging from fundamental understanding to translational work.

Research Themes

We are building capacity to increase research opportunities in areas of global importance including molecular and cellular engineering and synthetic biology, genomics and nano-devices, immune-engineering and advanced biomaterials, regenerative medicine, artificial intelligence and simulation systems with biomedical application, visualization and imaging from nanomolecular to physiological scales.

Our core faculty focus on three main research themes: Cellular & Molecular Engineering, Imaging & Computational Biology, and Human Interfacing Devices.


For more detailed information about the research interests of our core faculty see the FACULTY DIRECTORY, where you can also find their contact information, and areas of research.


Researchers are located at the School of Biomedical Engineering, various faculties across UBC (including Applied Science, Medicine, and Science), and health care institutions across Vancouver. In addition, there are a number of leading research centres at UBC contributing to Biomedical Engineering research, including:

Excellence Clusters

Cross-disciplinary and multi-institutional research is a key component of the SBME. The school is involved in two of UBC’s research excellence cluster programs, which are inter-departmental networks of researchers who collectively represent leaders in a particular field of study. Currently these include:

Faculty Directory

Find faculty members in the School of Biomedical Engineering.

Research Themes

Discover our areas of research excellence.

Research News

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Core Facilities

Learn about research facilities housed at the BRC.

Funding Opportunities

Find upcoming funding opportunities.

Contact Us

View contact information for the Research Program.