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Why Do Identical Cells Act Differently?

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have taken an important step toward explaining why genetically identical cells can produce varying amounts of the same protein associated with the same gene.
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Bioengineering Team Develops Wearable Sensor To Help Those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

The study is the first to establish that CRP is present in human sweat and the first to show that the two biomarkers can be detected in sweat.
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5th Annual BMEN Undergraduate Poster Competition

5th Annual BMEN Undergraduate Poster Competition

The top three posters will be awarded the opportunity to submit and present their research at the 2021 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
November 9-13, 2020
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Lucas Rodriguez

Alumni Highlight: Lucas Rodriguez MS’14, PhD’16 in Biomedical Engineering.

Lucas Rodriguez, founder and CEO of the Dallas-based biotech CerSci Therapeutics was recently acquired in a $52.5 million deal. The company has focused on developing non-opioid pain relief.
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Bioengineering 10th anniversary

Bioengineering Celebrates a Decade of Excellence

Join the Department of Bioengineering for events and celebrations throughout the 2020-2021 academic year in honor of its 10th anniversary.
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Covid Newsletter

Jonsson School COVID-19 Response

Jonsson School students, alumni and faculty have created several innovations during the fight against COVID-19, including PPE production and rapid diagnostic testing.
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We actively pursue research that leads to tech and knowledge transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship.


The Bioengineering Department at UT Dallas offers an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and graduate degrees in biomedical engineering as part of collaboration with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas


The Bioengineering Difference

Students with Professor at Graduation


With access to advanced technology, highly trained engineers, and clinicians and practitioners in the field; we provide a unique environment that cultivates creativity. Learn More



Our faculty work in a range of disciplines and conduct groundbreaking research; as leaders in their fields, they provide students with a myriad of opportunities Learn More

Bioengineering Science Building


The $108 million, 220,000-square-foot Bioengineering and Sciences Building recently opened and houses state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for conducting cutting-edge research. Learn More

Students working in Dr. Leonidas Bleris' Research Lab


Our bioengineers work at the intersection of engineering and the life sciences, developing new technologies that improve people’s health and well-being. Learn More

Our Approach

We have incorporated hands-on learning opportunities into our curriculum. Each semester, students are presented with engineering problems and are given the training and guidance needed to create highly technical solutions to these problems. Students are trained on the use of advanced bench top engineering equipment from network analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, and function generators so they can design, test and build medical devices.

Bioengineering undergraduate students attend the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) annual meeting in Philadelphia
Bioengineering students attend the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) annual meeting in Philadelphia October 2019

Students graduate from our program with the ability to develop medical devices or successfully navigate medical school.

At a Glance

Peer Reviewed Publications

(Journal articles, book chapters and editorials)

Research Assistants Supported per faculty member on average

PhD & 31 MS degrees awarded in 2019

Grant Hit Rate

In research expenditures

awarded in grant funding

grant proposals submitted totaling requests over $84M

ranked Biomedical Engineering program
among TX public universities

Latest News

5th Annual BMEN Undergraduate Poster Competition

5th Annual BMEN Undergraduate Poster Competition


The Distinguished Seminar Series in Bioengineering

Distingushed Bioengineering Seminar Series


With your support, our researchers can continue to innovate and push the limits of science and engineering to improve human health

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