Students looking to learn the full practice of biomedical engineering—from research and innovation to patents and regulation—will find it here in our unique biomedical engineering programs.


Dr. Luyao Lu working in the lab

A Shining Light

Dr. Luyao Lu studies the possibilities of optogenetics and specializes in creating bioelectronic devices that use light to study and measure cell functions.

Dr. Anne-Laure Papa working in lab

A Promising Therapy

Dr. Anne-Laure Papa concentrates on cell-based diagnostics and therapeutics for cancer, and on the potential to use platelets to slow cancer metastasis.

Professor Zara and Student working together in a lab

Teaching Excellence

Dr. Jason Zara, the 2020 winner of the Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence, is using the virtual learning environment imposed by the pandemic to help improve engineers’ learning.


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Novel Designs for Targeting and Eliminating Cancer Cells

March 13, 2023

Professor Anne Papa’s lab focuses on applying bioengineering principles to develop cell-based therapeutic and diagnostic tools for biomedical applications, in the fields of metastatic cancer and vascular disorders.

Zara and Wortham led workshop at KEEN National Conference

February 6, 2023

Dr. Jason Zara, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Erica Wortham, Director of the SEAS Innovation Center and lecturer across multiple GW Schools, led a workshop for engineering faculty and administrators at the Keen National Conference 2023 this past weekend.