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  • BME Research

    Learn more about active research projects at the USF Department of Medical Engineering.

  • Microscope Image of HaCaT cell line

    Confocal microscope image of a human keratinocyce cell line (HaCaT) that with Sytox nucleic acid stain delivered using a helium plasma.

  • Dr. Frisina microscope

    Helium Plasma Treatment This device can non-invasively deliver DNA to skin cells, a method for very targeted gene therapy.

  • Neuroscience, bme

    Evidence for trans-endocytocis of postsynaptic somatic spine complexes (magenta) that become completely incorporated (green) inside the pre-synaptic terminal.

  • Rat Optic Nerve

    Department of Medical Engineering Professor Receives National Institute of General Medical Sciences Grant Professor Chris Passaglia is collaborating with with New York-based Mount Sinai Institute for Systems Biomedicine Director Ravi Iyengar to investigate optic nerve restoration.

Jabil Innovation Challenge Winners

The Medical Engineering department would like to congratulate the capstone design team composed of Abby Blocker, Carolyna Yamamoto and Jacob Yarinsky for finishing in 1st place in this year's Jabil Innovation Technology Challenge. The team developed an innovative self-regulating splitter for mechanical ventilators in collaboration with Moffitt researchers. They received a $10,000 award! The team is currently competing in Venturewell's Debut Challenge.

Jabil Innovation Technology Challenge 

2021 Outstanding Research

BME 2021 Outstanding Research Award Winners

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Heller, Dr. Chris Passaglia, and Dr. Mark Jaroszeski for earning the 2021 Outstanding Research Award. Despite the trials of the past 18 months, these researcher's dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and discovery for the betterment of humanity shone through with amazing results.

2021 Outstanding Staff

Clara Ohannes

Congratulations to our very own Clara Ohannes. Through her hard work and dedication to the students and BME department, she has received the 2021 Outstanding Staff Award.