Biomedical Engineering

About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of the modeling of biological systems, and the design of devices and procedures useful for human and veterinary medicine. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in the integration of engineering with biological and medical sciences. A strong background in mathematics and engineering is highly recommended.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan C
Lead Dean

College of Engineering


Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Dec 1, 2021
Space Available: Jun 1, 2022
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2021
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Christal Wintersmith
(530) 752-2611 | cdwinter@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Blaine Christiansen
(916) 734-3974 | bchristiansen@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Ye Chen-Izu
Med:Pharmacology
(530) 752-3232 | ychenizu@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Blaine Christiansen
Med:Orthopaedic Surgery
(916) 734-3974 | bchristiansen@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Audrey Fan
Med:Neurology
apfan@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Anthony Passerini
Biomedical Engineering
(530) 754-6715 | agpasserini@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Eduardo Silva
Biomedical Engineering
530-754-7107 | esilva@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Cheemeng Tan
Biomedical Engineering
cmtan@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Robert Zawadzki
Med:Eye Center
(916) 734-4541 | rjzawadzki@ucdavis.edu