Biomedical Imaging


Neuroimaging research uses cutting-edge functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) tools to understand the brain function at normal and pathological conditions. Work focuses on small animal models and combines imaging, behavioral and genetic/molecular measurements, and computational analysis.

Multimodal and Computational Neuroimaging Lab

xiao liu

Xiao Liu

Translational Neuroimaging and Systems Neuroscience Lab

nanyin zhang

Nanyin Zhang

Penn State High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility

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Social, Life and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC)

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Photoacouostic Imaging

Photoacoustic imaging work focuses on developing novel optical, ultrasound, and photoacoustic imaging/sensing technologies for both pre-clinical and clinical applications in cancer and neurological diseases.

BioPhotonics and Ultrasound Imaging Lab

raj kothapalli

Raj Kothapalli

Optical and Single-Molecule Imaging

Optical and single-molecule imaging is used to visualize protein dynamics in cells and the mechanochemical mechanism underlying molecular motor proteins.

Molecular Biomechanics Lab

william hancock

William Hancock

Mechanobiology Lab

peter butler

Peter Butler

Research Areas in Bioengineering


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614