Biomedical Imaging

Penn State has an exceptional strength in biomedical imaging with a wealth of expertise and unique access to state-of-the-art technologies including functional magnetic resonance imaging, photoacoustic imaging, single-molecule optical microscopy, and cryo-electron microscopy. Our research investigates numerous biological processes ranging from the complexity of the human brain down to the structural dynamics of individual proteins. This work transforms our understanding of fundamental biological processes and offers new diagnostic tools for debilitating diseases.

Mechanobiology Lab

peter butler

Peter Butler

Molecular Biomechanics Lab

william hancock

William Hancock

Kelly Lab

deb kelly

Deb Kelly

BioPhotonics and Ultrasound Imaging Lab

raj kothapalli

Raj Kothapalli

Decision Neuroscience Lab

Nina Lauharatanahirun

Nina Lauharatanahirun

Multimodal and Computational Neuroimaging Lab

xiao liu

Xiao Liu

Precision Therapeutics and Bioresponsive Materials Lab

scott medina

Scott Medina

Translational Neuroimaging and Systems Neuroscience Lab

nanyin zhang

Nanyin Zhang



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degree programs in biomedical engineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614