It may seem strange, but some problems in medicine can only be solved with engineering. Biomedical engineering is the resulting discipline, encompassing fields as diverse as protein engineering, instrumentation systems, and high-resolution optical imaging of atoms and whole organisms. The Intramural Research Program (IRP) is home to a community of researchers whose drive to integrate physical sciences with life sciences is shaping advances in human health. Our current areas of research include:
Recent accomplishments include the development of several high-resolution optical imaging tools designed to explore both the microscopic and macroscopic worlds of cells and organisms.
Learn more about the engineering side of biomedical science at our Biophysics Scientific Interest Group.