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Wang continues to make advances in new
high-tech imaging methods
Building on his expertise in advanced imaging technologies, Lihong Wang, PhD, is developing new methods to see inside tissue. Among these is the creation of the world’s fastest 2-D camera.
• World’s fastest 2-D camera may enable new discoveries
New technology focuses diffuse light inside living tissue
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Sakiyama-Elbert awarded $1.7 million from NIH to study spinal cord connections

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD, will use the funds to better understand how nerve cells make new connections after spinal cord injury.



NIH awards Cui $1.7 million to study heart’s inner mechanisms

Jianmin Cui, PhD, will study basic mechanisms of the heart that could lead to better treatment for cardiac arrhythmia and long QT syndrome. Last year, he published results of similar research in eLife journal.


Heart’s inner mechanisms to be studied with NIH grant
Research used to develop targeted drug therapy for cardiac arrhythmia


New master of engineering degree in biomedical engineering

The department has launched a new Master of Engineering degree designed to train engineers in the specific skills and distinctions of innovation, design and entrepreneurship in the biomedical field.


20 tenured/tenure-track faculty

303 undergraduate students

123 doctoral students

1,311 alumni

$8.74 million
Research expenditures for core faculty (FY14)

No. 19
Undergraduate program in U.S. News ranking (2015)

No. 14
Graduate program in U.S. News ranking (2016)

Mark Anastasio, PhD, was recently elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows in recognition of his important contributions to biomedical engineering.


Samuel Achilefu, PhD, and Joe Klaesner, PhD, were named to ALIVE Magazine’s inaugural list of St. Louis innovators making our city a better place to work and play.


PHOTO GALLERY: Rohit V. Pappu, PhD, was installed March 2 as the Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering.


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