Cellular Engineering Focus Area

What is Cellular Engineering?

Cellular Engineering involves the application of engineering principles to problems in cellular and molecular biology, particularly as they relate to human health. The goal of this focus area is to equip students with the quantitative tools necessary to understand, manipulate, and control cellular and sub-cellular processes for a range of biomedical applications, including those related to stem cells, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.


Course Map | Suggested Cellular Course Sequence 3/29/21

Cellular Engineering Requisites
ENGR:2750   
 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
BME:5421   
 Cell Material Interactions
BME:5430   
 Biotransport
BME:5435   
 Systems Biology for BME
Cellular Engineering Electives
Engineering Topics
BME:4310  
 Computational Biochemistry (fall semester, even years)
ECE:5480  
 Digital Image Processing
BME:5441  
 Numerical and Statistical Methods for Bioengineering
BME:5445    Stem Cells in Regenerative Engineering (fall semester, even years)
BME:5451  
 Research Methods in Cellular Engineering
Other Suggestions
BME:5530     Artificial Organs and Circulatory Implants Design
BME:5340:0002     Contemporary Topics in BME: Principles of Microfluidics
ENGR:2510     Fluid Mechanics
ENGR:2710     Dynamics
ENGR:2720     Materials Science
ENGR:2730     Computers in Engineering
 ME:5179    
 Continuum Mechanics
BIOL:1412   
 Diversity of Form & Function
CHEM:2210   
 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM:2220   
 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM:2410   
 Organic Chemistry Lab
BIOC:3110   
 Biochemistry
BIOC:3120   
 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
BIOC:3130   
 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
BIOL:2512   
 Fundamental Genetics

Note: At least two electives must be from the list of Engineering Topics
Please check MyUI for the most up to date course offerings and pre/corequisites.
Terminology from “Track” to “Focus Area” was updated in the website text on 03/16/21

 
Cellular Engineering Academic Advisors


James Ankrum     


Michael Mackey


 Edward Sander


Kristan Worthington

 

Link to previous Cellular Engineering Focus Area Course Map