BMCH E3500 Transport in biological systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Corequisites: BIOL UN2005

Convective and diffusive movement and reaction of molecules in biological systems. Kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions in biological environments. Mechanisms arid models of transport across membranes. Convective diffusion with and without chemical reaction.  Diffusion in restricted spaces. Irreversible thermodynamic approaches to transport and reaction in biological systems.

BMCH E4810 Artificial organs. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Analysis and design of replacements for the heart, kidneys, and lungs. Specification and realization of structures for artificial organ systems.

Spring 2017: BMCH E4810
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMCH 4810 001/64618 M W 4:00pm - 5:30pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Edward Leonard 3 7/24

BMEB W4020 Computational neuroscience: circuits in the brain. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

The biophysics of computation: modeling biological neurons, the Hodgkin-Huxley neuron, modeling channel conductances and synapses as memristive systems, bursting neurons and central pattern generators, I/O equivalence and spiking neuron models.  Information representation and neural encoding: stimulus representation with time encoding machines, the geometry of time encoding, encoding with neural circuits with feedback, population time encoding machines.  Dendritic computation: elements of spike processing and neural computation, synaptic plasticity and learning algorithms, unsupervised learning and spike time-dependent plasticity, basic dendritic integration.  Projects in MATLAB.

Fall 2016: BMEB W4020
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEB 4020 001/13435 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Aurel Lazar 3 22

BMEE E4030 Neural control engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Topics include: basic cell biophysics, active conductance and the Hodgkin-Huxley model, simple neuron models, ion channel models and synaptic models, statistical models of spike generation, Wilson-Cowan model of cortex, large-scale electrophysiological recording methods, sensorimotor integration and optimal state estimation, operant conditioning of neural activity, nonlinear modeling of neural systems, sensory systems: visual pathway and somatosensory pathway, neural encoding model: spike triggered average (STA) and spike triggered covariance (STC) analysis, neuronal response to electrical micro-stimulation, DBS for Parkinson's disease treatment, motor neural prostheses, and sensory neural prostheses.

Fall 2016: BMEE E4030
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEE 4030 001/60068 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Qi Wang 3 19/20

BMEE E4400 Wavelet applications in biomedical image and signal processing. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: equivalent.

An introduction to methods of wavelet analysis and processing techniques for the quantification of biomedical images and signals. Topics include: frames and overcomplete representations, multiresolution algorithms for denoising and image restoration, multiscale texture segmentation and classification methods for computer aided diagnosis.

BMEE E4740 Bioinstrumentation. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Hands-on experience designing, building, and testing the various components of a benchtop cardiac pacemaker. Design instrumentation to measure biomedical signals as well as to actuate living tissues. Transducers, signal conditioning electronics, data acquisition boards, the Arduino microprocessor, and data acquisition and processing using MATLAB will be covered. Various devices will be discussed throughout the course, with laboratory work focusing on building an emulated version of a cardiac pacemaker.

Spring 2017: BMEE E4740
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEE 4740 001/88031 F 10:10am - 12:00pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Aaron Kyle 3 15/24
BMEE 4740 001/88031 F 1:10pm - 3:45pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Aaron Kyle 3 15/24

BMEE E6030 Neural modeling and neuroengineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: equivalent, or instructor's permission.

Engineering perspective on the study of multiple levels of brain organization, from single neurons to cortical modules and systems. Mathematical models of spiking neurons, neural dynamics, neural coding, and biologically-based computational learning. Architectures and learning principles underlying both artificial and biological neural networks. Computational models of cortical processing, with an emphasis on the visual system. Applications of principles in neuroengineering; neural prostheses, neuromorphic systems and biomimetics. Course will include a computer simulation laboratory. Lab required.

BMEN E1001 Engineering in medicine. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

The present and historical role of engineering in medicine and health care delivery. Engineering approaches to understanding organismic and cellular function in living systems. Engineering in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Medical imaging, medical devices: diagnostic and surgical instruments, drug delivery systems, prostheses, artificial organs. Medical informatics and organization of the health care system. Current trends in biomedical engineering research.

BMEN E3010 Biomedical Engineering I. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: with instructor's permission
Corequisites: BMEN E3810,BMEN E4001

Various concepts within the field of biomedical engineering, foundational knowledge of engineering methodology applied to biological and/or medical problems through modules in biomechanics, biomaterials, and cell & tissue engineering.

Fall 2016: BMEN E3010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 3010 001/75280 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
413 Kent Hall
X. Edward Guo 3 46/65

BMEN E3020 Biomedical Engineering II. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: with instructor's permission.
Corequisites: BMEN E3820,BMEN E4002

Various concepts within the field of biomedical engineering, foundational knowledge of engineering methodology applied to biological and/or medical problems through modules in biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, and biomedical Imaging.

Spring 2017: BMEN E3020
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 3020 001/10462 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Clark Hung 3 44/50

BMEN E3810 Biomedical engineering laboratory, I. 3 points.

Lab: 4.

Fundamental considerations of wave mechanics; design philosophies; reliability and risk concepts; basics of fluid mechanics; design of structures subjected to blast; elements of seismic design; elements of fire design; flood considerations; advanced analysis in support of structural design.

Fall 2016: BMEN E3810
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 3810 001/15240 W 1:10pm - 3:55pm
382 Engineering Terrace
Aaron Kyle 3 19/20
BMEN 3810 002/70640 Th 1:10pm - 3:55pm
382 Engineering Terrace
Aaron Kyle 3 24/20

BMEN E3820 Biomedical engineering laboratory, II. 3 points.

Lab: 4.

Biomedical experimental design and hypothesis testing. Statistical analysis of experimental measurements. Analysis of experimental measurements. Analysis of variance, post hoc testing. Fluid shear and cell adhesion, neuro-electrophysiology, soft tissue biomechanics, biomedical imaging and ultrasound, characterization of excitable tissues, microfluidics.

Spring 2017: BMEN E3820
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 3820 001/25922 W 1:10pm - 3:55pm
382 Engineering Terrace
Aaron Kyle 3 21/22
BMEN 3820 002/76392 Th 1:10pm - 3:55pm
382 Engineering Terrace
Aaron Kyle 3 22/22

BMEN E3910 Biomedical engineering design, I. 4 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

A two-semester design sequence to be taken in the senior year. Elements of the design process, with specific applications to biomedical engineering: concept formulation, systems synthesis, design analysis, optimization, biocompatibility, impact on patient health and comfort, health care costs, regulatory issues, and medical ethics. Selection and execution of a project involving the design of an actual engineering device or system. Introduction to entrepreneurship, biomedical start-ups, and venture capital. Semester I: statistical analysis of detection/classification systems (receiver operation characteristic analysis, logistic regression), development of design prototype, need, approach, benefits and competition analysis. Semester II: spiral develop process and testing, iteration and refinement of the initial design/prototype and business plan development. A lab fee of $100 each is collected.

Fall 2016: BMEN E3910
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 3920 001/15146 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Aaron Kyle 4 50/55

BMEN E3998 Projects in biomedical engineering. 1-3 points.

Hours to be arranged.

Independent projects involving experimental, theoretical, computational, or engineering design work. May be repeated, but no more than 3 points of this or any other projects or research course may be counted toward the technical elective degree requirements as engineering technical electives.

Fall 2016: BMEN E3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 3998 001/16166  
Gerard Ateshian 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 002/60195  
Tal Danino 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 003/25321  
X. Edward Guo 1-3 0/18
BMEN 3998 004/12231  
Henry Hess 1-3 0/18
BMEN 3998 005/76375  
Andreas Hielscher 1-3 0/18
BMEN 3998 006/64480  
Elizabeth Hillman 1-3 2/18
BMEN 3998 007/17809  
Clark Hung 1-3 3
BMEN 3998 008/61869  
Christopher Jacobs 1-3 1
BMEN 3998 009/77349  
Joshua Jacobs 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 010/67016  
Lance Kam 1-3 2
BMEN 3998 011/22562  
Elisa Konofagou 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 012/62951  
Aaron Kyle 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 013/11141  
Andrew Laine 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 014/66589  
Edward Leonard 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 015/18612  
Kam Leong 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 016/60705  
Helen Lu 1-3 1
BMEN 3998 017/62867  
Barclay Morrison 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 018/16621  
Van Mow 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 019/27959  
Elizabeth Olson 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 020/28540  
Katherine Reuther 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 021/14095  
Paul Sajda 1-3 1
BMEN 3998 022/66409  
Michael Sheetz 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 023/65810  
Kenneth Shepard 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 024/10582  
Samuel Sia 1-3 1
BMEN 3998 025/71382  
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic 1-3 4
BMEN 3998 026/23271  
Qi Wang 1-3 0
Spring 2017: BMEN E3998
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 3998 001/62043  
Gerard Ateshian 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 002/72644  
Tal Danino 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 003/14252  
X. Edward Guo 1-3 1
BMEN 3998 004/73747  
Henry Hess 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 005/72180  
Andreas Hielscher 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 006/73694  
Elizabeth Hillman 1-3 2
BMEN 3998 007/71492  
Shunichi Homma 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 008/68533  
Clark Hung 1-3 2
BMEN 3998 009/15499  
Christopher Jacobs 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 010/17854  
Joshua Jacobs 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 011/14308  
Christoph Juchem 1-3 1
BMEN 3998 012/12390  
Lance Kam 1-3 3
BMEN 3998 013/14112  
Elisa Konofagou 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 014/23861  
Aaron Kyle 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 015/65705  
Andrew Laine 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 016/68407  
Edward Leonard 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 017/68061  
Vanessa Perez, Kam Leong 1-3 1
BMEN 3998 018/77383  
Helen Lu 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 019/66239  
Barclay Morrison 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 020/72785  
Van Mow 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 021/64283  
Elizabeth Olson 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 022/16967  
Katherine Reuther 1-3 3
BMEN 3998 023/20227  
Paul Sajda 1-3 1
BMEN 3998 024/27657  
Michael Sheetz 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 025/66081  
Kenneth Shepard 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 026/76878  
Samuel Sia 1-3 4
BMEN 3998 027/65045  
1-3 0
BMEN 3998 028/27316  
Stavros Thomopoulos 1-3 0
BMEN 3998 029/77688  
1-3 0
BMEN 3998 030/12168  
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic 1-3 4
BMEN 3998 031/16238  
Qi Wang 1-3 2

BMEN E4000 Special Topics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Additional current topics in biomedica engineering taught by regular or visiting faculty. The same subject matter is not usually considered in different years.  

Fall 2016: BMEN E4000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4000 001/75567 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
963 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Kam Leong 3 27
Spring 2017: BMEN E4000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4000 001/76806 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
501 International Affairs Bldg
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic 3 15/15

BMEN E4001 Quantitative Physiology, I: Cells and Molecules. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Corequisites: BMEN E3010,BMEN E3810

Physiological systems at the cellular and molecular level are examined in a highly quantitative context. Topics include chemical kinetics, molecular binding and enzymatic processes, molecular motors, biological membranes, and muscles.

Fall 2016: BMEN E4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4001 001/71230 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Lance Kam 3 65/85

BMEN E4002 Quantitative Physiology, II: Organ Systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Corequisites: BMEN E3020,BMEN E3820

Students are introduced to a quantitative, engineering approach to cellular biology and mammalian physiology. Beginning with biological issues related to the cell, the course progresses to considerations of the major physiological systems of the human body (nervous, circulatory, respiratory, renal).

Spring 2017: BMEN E4002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4002 001/76596 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Barclay Morrison 3 57/60

BMEN E4010 Ethics for biomedical engineers. 2 points.

Lect: 2.

Prerequisites: Senior status in biomedical engineering or the instructor's permission.

Covers a wide range of ethicical issues expected to confront graduates as they enter the biotechnology industry, research, or medical careers. Topics vary and incorporate guest speakers from Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia Law School, Columbia College, and local industry.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4010 001/67499 W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
John Loike 2 21/48

BMEN E4103 Anatomy of the thorax and abdomen. 2 points.

Lect: 2.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Biomedical Engineering.

This course is designed for the Biomedical Engineering graduate student interested in acquiring in-depth knowledge of anatomy relevant to his/her doctoral research. Lectures and tutorial sessions may be taken with or without the associated laboratory (BMEN E4104). 

BMEN E4104 Anatomy laboratory: thorax and abdomen.. 2 points.

Lect: 2.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Biomedical Engineering.
Corequisites: BMEN E4103

BMEN E4105 Anatomy of the extremities. 2 points.

Lect: 2.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Biomedical Engineering.

This course is designed for the Biomedical Engineering graduate student interested in acquiring in-depth knowledge of anatomy relevant to his/her doctoral research. Lectures and tutorial sessions may be taken with or without the associated laboratory (BMEN E4106).

BMEN E4106 Anatomy laboratory: extremities. 2 points.

Lab: 2.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in Biomedical Engineering.
Corequisites: BMEN E4105

BMEN E4107 Anatomy of the head and neck. 2 points.

Lect: 2.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in Biomedical Engineering.

This course is designed for the Biomedical Engineering graduate student interested in acquiring in-depth knowledge of anatomy relevant to his/her doctoral research. Lectures and tutorial sessions may be taken with or without the associated laboratory (BMEN E4108).

BMEN E4108 Anatomy laboratory: head and neck. 2 points.

Lab: 2.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Biomedical Engineering.
Corequisites: BMEN E4107

BMEN E4110 Biostatistics for Engineers. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

Fundamental concepts of probability and statistics applied to biology and medicine. Probability distributions, hypothesis testing and inference, summarizing data and testing for trends. Signal detection theory and the receiver operator characteristic. Lectures accompanied by data analysis assignments using MATLAB and R as well as discussion of bioethics and case studies in biomedicine.

Fall 2016: BMEN E4110
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4110 001/78282 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Joshua Jacobs 4 93

BMEN E4150 The cell as a machine. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: equivalent
Corequisites: BIOL UN2005,BIOC UN3501,PHYS UN1401

Cells as complex micron-sized machines, basic physical aspects of cell components (diffusion, mechanics, electrostatics, hydrophobicity), energy transduction (motors, transporters, chaperones, synthesis complexes), basic cell functions. Biophysical principles, feedback controls for robust cell function, adaptation to environmental perturbations.

BMEN E4210 Thermodynamics of biological systems. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

Corequisites: BIOL UN2005

Introduction to the thermodynamics of biological systems, with a focus on connection microscopic molecular properties to macroscopic states. Both classical and statistical thermodynamics will be applied to biological systems; phase equilibria, chemical reactions, and colligative properties. Topics in modern biology, macromolecular behavior in solutions and interfaces, protein-ligand binding, and the hydrophobic effect.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4210
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4210 001/62640 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Samuel Sia 4 5/24

BMEN E4301 Structure, mechanics, and adaptation of bone. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Introduction to structure, physiology, and biomechanics of bone. Structure, function, and physiology of skeletal bones; linear elastic properties of cortical and trabecular bone; anisotropy and constitutive models of bone tissue; failure and damage mechanics of bone; bone adaptation and fracture healing; experimental determination of bone properties; and morphological analysis of bone microstructure.

BMEN E4305 Cardiac mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: equivalents.

Cardiac anatomy, passive myocardial constitutive properties, electrical activation, ventricular pump function, ventricular-vascular coupling, invasive and noninvasive measures of regional and global function, models for predicting ventricular wal stress. Alterations in muscle properites and ventricular function resulting from myocardial infarction, heart failure, and left ventricular assist.

BMEN E4310 Solid Biomechanics. 3 points.

Lect.: 3.

Applications of continuum mechanics to the understanding of various biological tissues properties. The structure, function, and mechanical properties of various tissues in biolgical systems, such as blood vessels, muscle, skin, brain tissue, bone, tendon, cartilage, ligaments, etc. are examined. The establishment of basic governing mechanical principles and constitutive relations for each tissue. Experimental determination of various tissue properties. Medical and clinical implications of tissue mechanical behavior.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4310 001/70231 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
X. Edward Guo 3 14/24

BMEN E4320 Fluid Biomechanics. 3 points.

Lect.: 3.

The principles of continuum mechanics as applied to biological fluid flows and transport. Continuum formulations of basic conservation laws, Navier-Stokes equations, mechanics of arterial and venous blood flow, blood rheology and non-Newtonian properties, flow and transport in the microcirculation, oxygen diffusion, capillary filtration.

BMEN E4340 Biomechanics of cells. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: equivalents.

Survey of experiments and theoretical analyses of the mechanical behavior of individual living nonmuscle cells. Emphasis on quantitative analytic description using continuum mechanics and molecular level theory from the standpoint of statistical mechanics and mechanical models. Mechanics of erythrocytes, leukocytes, endothelial cells, and fibroblasts; models of aggregation, adhesion, locomotion, amoeba motility, cell division and morphogenesis; molecular level models of actin, myosin, microtubules, and intermediate filaments and relation to mechanical properties of cells and cytoskeleton. Alternative models of cytoskeletal mechanics, foam theory, tensegrity. Analysis of experimental techniques including micropipette studies, optical and magnetic cytometry, and nanoindentation.

Fall 2016: BMEN E4340
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4340 001/66887 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Christopher Jacobs 3 44

BMEN E4410 Ultrasound in diagnostic imaging. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: equivalent.

Fourier analysis. Physics of diagnostic ultrasound and principles of ultrasound imaging instrumentation. Propagation of plane waves in lossless medium; ultrasound propagation through biological tissues; single-element and array transducer design; pulse-echo and Doppler ultrasound instrumentation, performance evaluation of ultrasound imaging systems using tissue-mimicking phantoms, ultrasound tissue characterization; ultrasound nonlinearity and bubble activity; harmonic imaging; acoustic output of ultrasound systems; biological effects of ultrasound.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4410
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4410 001/22562 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
343 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Elisa Konofagou 3 19/24

BMEN E4420 Biomedical signal processing and signal modeling. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: instructor's permission.

Fundamental concepts of signal processing in linear systems and stochastic processes. Estimation, detection and filtering methods applied to biomedical signals. Harmonic analysis, auto-regressive model, Wiener and Matched filters, linear discriminants, and independent components. Methods are developed to answer concrete questions on specific data sets in modalities such as ECG, EEG, MEG, Ultrasound. Lectures accompanied by data analysis assignments using MATLAB.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4420
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4420 001/20570 T 1:10pm - 3:40pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Paul Sajda 3 20/24

BMEN E4430 Principles of magnetic resonance imaging. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: instructors' permission.

Fundamental principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), including the underlying spin physics and mathematics of image formation with an emphasis on the application of MRI to neuroimaging, both anatomical and functional. The course will examine both theory and experimental design techniques.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4430
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4430 001/62951 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
311 Fayerweather
Christoph Juchem 3 18/24

BMEN E4440 Physiological control systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Fundamentals of time and frequency domains analyses and stability. Frequency domain controller design. Cardiovascular and respiratory systems simulation. Endogenous control systems: baroreflex, chemoreflex, thermoregulation, pupillary light reflex. Open and closed loop physiological systems. Exogenous control systems: ventilators, infusion pumps. Nonlinear actuators and delayed feedback systems. Acute disease simulation and clinical decision support in the intensive care unit. MATLAB and Simulink environments utilized.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4440
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4440 001/22349 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Nicolas Chbat 3 14

BMEN E4450 Dental and craniofacial tissue engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: equivalent.

Principles of dental and craniofacial bioengineering, periodontal tissue engineering: beyond guided tissue regeneration, craniofacial regeneration by stem cells and engineered scaffolds, biomaterials: Engineering approaches in tissue regeneration, bone biology and development: instructive cues for tissue engineers.

BMEN E4510 Tissue Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3

An introduction to the strategies and fundamental bioengineering design criteria behind the development of cell-based tissue substitutes. Topics include biocompatibility, biological grafts, gene therapy-transfer, and bioreactors.

Fall 2016: BMEN E4510
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4510 001/96546 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
420 Pupin Laboratories
Clark Hung 3 39/60

BMEN E4540 Bioelectrochemistry. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: equivalent.

Application of electrochemical kinetics to interfacial processes occurring in biomedical systems. Basics of electrochemistry, electrochemical instrumentation, and relevant cell and electrophysiology reviewed. Applications to interpretation of excitable and nonexcitable membrane phenomena, with emphasis on heterogeneous mechanistic steps. Examples of therapeutic devices created as a result of bioelectrochemical studies.

BMEN E4550 Micro- and nano-structures in cellular engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: equivalent.

Design, fabrication, and application of micro-/nano-structured systems for cell engineering. Recognition and response of cells to spatial aspects of their extracellular environment. Focus on neural, cardiac, co-culture, and stem cell systems. Molecular complexes at the nanoscale.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4550
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4550 001/11141 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Lance Kam, Joung Hyun Lee 3 15/24

BMEN E4560 Dynamics of biological membranes. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: equivalent.

 The structure and dynamics of biological (cellular) membranes are discussed, with an emphasis on biophysical properties. Topics include membrane composition, fluidity, lipid asymmetry, lipid-protein interactions, membrane turnover, membrane fusion, transport, lipid phase behavior. In the second half of the semester, students will lead discussions of recent journal articles.

BMEN E4570 Science and engineering of body fluids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: General chemistry, organic chemistry, and basic calculus.

Body fluids as a dilute solution of polyelectrolyte molecules in water. Study of physical behavior as affected by the presence of ions in surrounding environments. The physics of covalent, ionic, and hydrogen bonds are reviewed, in relation to the structure/properties of the body fluid. Selected physiological processes are examined in physical-chemical terms for polymers.

BMEN E4590 BioMems: cellular and molecular applications. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: or equivalent. Chemistry.

Topics include biomicroelectromechanical, microfluidic, and lab-on-a-chip systems in biomedical engineering, with a focus on cellular and molecular applications. Microfabrication techniques, biocompatibility, miniaturization of analytical and diagnostic devices, high-throughput cellular studies, microfabrication for tissue engineering, and in vivo devices.

BMEN E4601 Cellular electricity. 3 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 1.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Bioelectricity of the cell membrane. Basis of cell resting voltage, voltage changes that lead to the action potential and electrical oscillations used in sensing systems. Laboratory includes building electronic circuits to measure capacitance of artificial membranes and ion pumping in frog skin.

BMEN E4737 Computer control of medical instrumentation. 3 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 1.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of the C programming language.

Acquisition and presentation of data for medical interpretation. Operating principles of medical devices: technology of medical sensors, algorithms for signal analysis, computer interfacing and programming, interface design. Laboratory assignments cover basic measurement technology, interfacing techniques, use of Labview software instrument interrogation and control, automated ECG analysis, ultrasonic measurements, image processing applied to x-ray images and CAT scans.

BMEN E4738 Transduction and acquisition of biomedical data. 3 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 1.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Data transduction and acquisition systems used in biomedicine. Assembly of bio-transducers and the analog/digital circuitry for acquiring electrocardiogram, electromyogram, and blood pressure signals. Each small group will develop and construct a working data acquisition board, which will be interfaced with a signal generator to elucidate the dynamics of timing constraints during retrieval of bio-data.

BMEN E4750 Sound and hearing. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Introductory acoustics, basics of waves and discrete mechanical systems. The mechanics of hearing -- how sound is transmitted through the external and middle ear to the inner ear, and the mechanical processing of sound within the inner ear.

BMEN E4840 Functional Imaging for the Brain. 3 points.

Lect: 3. Lab: 1.

Prerequisites: instructor's permission.

Fundamentals of modern medical functional imaging. In depth exploration of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), arterial spin labeling (ASL), and positron emission tomography (PET). Human brain anatomy, physiology, and neurophysiological bases underlying each functional imaging. Statistical and digital signal processing methods specific for functional image analysis. Final cumulative project requiring coding in MATLAB, Python, R, or C.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4840
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4840 001/60705 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
652 Schermerhorn Hall
Qolamreza Razlighi 3 7/24

BMEN E4894 Biomedical imaging. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

This course covers image formation, methods of analysis, and representation of digital images. Measures of qualitative performance in the context of clinical imaging. Algorithms fundamental to the construction of medical images via methods of computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and ultrasound. Algorithms and methods for the enhancement and quantification of specific features of clinical importance in each of these modalities.

Fall 2016: BMEN E4894
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4894 001/15236 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Andreas Hielscher 3 24/24

BMEN E4898 Biophotonics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: instructor's permission.

This course provides a broad-based introduction into the field of Biophotonics. Fundamental concepts of optical, thermal, and chemical aspects of the light-tissue interactions will be presented. The application of these concepts for medical therapy and diagnostics will be discussed. The course includes theoretical modeling of light-tissue interactions as well as optical medical instrument design and methods of clinical data interpretation.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4898
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4898 001/69969 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
C01 80 Claremont
Hyun Keol Kim 3 8/24

BMEN E6000 Graduate Special Topic. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Current topics in biomedical engineering. Subject matter will vary by year. Instructors may impose prerequisites depending on the topic.

BMEN E6003 Computational modeling of physiological systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: equivalent.

Advanced computational modeling and quantitative analysis of selected physiological systems from molecules to organs. Selected systems are analyzed in depth with an emphasis on modeling methods and quantitative analysis. Topics may include cell signaling, molecular transport, excitable membranes, respiratory physiology, nerve transmission, circulatory control, auditory signal processing, muscle physiology, data collection and analysis.

Spring 2017: BMEN E6003
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 6003 025/61416 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Katherine Reuther 3 55/60

BMEN E6005 Biomedical Design I. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Master's students only.

Project-based design experience for graduate students. Elements of design process, including need identification, concept generation, concept selection, and implementation. Development of design prototype and introduction to entrepreneurship and implementation strategies. Real-world training in biomedical design and innovation.

Fall 2016: BMEN E6005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 6005 001/29185 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Katherine Reuther 3 20/20

BMEN E6301 Modeling of biological tissues with finite elements. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: equivalent.

Structure-function relations and linear/nonlinear constitutive models of biological tissues: anisotropic elasticity, viscoelasticity, porous media theories, mechano-electrochemical models, infinitesimal and large deformations. Emphasis on the application and implementation of constitutive models for biological tissues into existing finite element software packages. Model generation from biomedical images by extraction of tissue geometry, inhomogeneity and anisotropy. Element-by-element finite element solver for large-scale image based models of trabecular bone. Implementation of tissue remodeling simulations in finite element models.

BMEN E6420 Advanced microscopy: fundamentals and applications. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: equivalent (general Physics sequence).

Fundamentals of techniques including confocal, two-photon, atomic force and electron microscopy.  Application of methods to modern biomedical imaging targets. Analysis and interpretation of microscopy data. Enrollment beyond the cap must be completed using an add/drop form in consultation with class instructor.

BMEN E6500 Tissue and molecular engineering laboratory. 4 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

Hands-on experiments in molecular and cellular techniques, including fabrication of living engineered tissues. Covers sterile technique, culture of mammalian cells, microscopy, basic subcloning and gel electrophoresis, creation of cell-seeded scaffolds, and the effects of mechanical loading on the metabolism of living cells or tissues. Theory, background, and practical demonstration for each technique will be presented.

Fall 2016: BMEN E6500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 6500 001/72651 M 3:10pm - 7:25pm
382 Engineering Terrace
Katherine Reuther 4 8/12

BMEN E6505 Advanced scaffold design and engineering complex tissues. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5. Lab: 0.5.

Prerequisites: equivalent.
Corequisites: BMEN E4001,BMEN E4002

Advanced biomaterial selection and biomimetic scaffold design for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Formulation of bio-inspired design criteria, scaffold characterization and testing, and applications on forming complex tissues or organogenesis. Laboratory component includes basic scaffold fabrication, characterization and in vitro evaluation of biocompatibility. Group projects target the design of scaffolds for select tissue engineering applications.

BMEN E8001 Current Topics in nanobiotechnology and synthetic biology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Targeted toward graduate students; undergraduate student may participate with permission of the instructor. Review and critical discussion of recent literature in nanobiotechnology and synthetic biology. Experimental and theoretical techniques, critical advances. Quality judgments of scientific impact and technical accuracy. Styles of written and graphical communication, the peer review process.

Fall 2016: BMEN E8001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 8001 001/76662 T 1:10pm - 3:40pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Henry Hess 3 8/10

BMEN E9100 Masters research. 1-6 points.

Candidates for the M.S. degree may conduct an investigation of some problem in biomedical engineering culminating in a thesis describing the results of their work. No more than 6 points in this course may be counted for graduate credit, and this credit is contingent upon the submission of an acceptable thesis.

Fall 2016: BMEN E9100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 9100 001/66408  
Gerard Ateshian 1-6 1
BMEN 9100 002/26335  
Tal Danino 1-6 4
BMEN 9100 003/66874  
X. Edward Guo 1-6 3
BMEN 9100 004/21578  
Henry Hess 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 005/16070  
Andreas Hielscher 1-6 3
BMEN 9100 006/75627  
Elizabeth Hillman 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 007/73766  
Clark Hung 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 008/13147  
Christopher Jacobs 1-6 1
BMEN 9100 009/29291  
Joshua Jacobs 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 010/13295  
Lance Kam 1-6 2
BMEN 9100 011/77745  
Elisa Konofagou 1-6 3
BMEN 9100 012/18047  
Aaron Kyle 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 013/64819  
Andrew Laine 1-6 2
BMEN 9100 014/63887  
Edward Leonard 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 015/67629  
Kam Leong 1-6 2
BMEN 9100 016/70493  
Helen Lu 1-6 2
BMEN 9100 017/64124  
Barclay Morrison 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 018/26782  
Van Mow 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 019/21616  
Elizabeth Olson 1-6 1
BMEN 9100 020/66740  
Katherine Reuther 1-6 1
BMEN 9100 021/13224  
Paul Sajda 1-6 2/15
BMEN 9100 022/61010  
Michael Sheetz 1-6 0/15
BMEN 9100 023/73935  
Kenneth Shepard 1-6 0/12
BMEN 9100 024/20428  
Samuel Sia 1-6 2/12
BMEN 9100 025/68351  
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 026/73554  
Qi Wang 1-6 2
Spring 2017: BMEN E9100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 9100 001/26411  
Gerard Ateshian 1-6 1
BMEN 9100 002/12800  
Tal Danino 1-6 4
BMEN 9100 003/73883  
X. Edward Guo 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 004/14636  
Henry Hess 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 005/68378  
Andreas Hielscher 1-6 2
BMEN 9100 006/72869  
Elizabeth Hillman 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 007/28166  
Shunichi Homma 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 008/73216  
Clark Hung 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 009/74983  
Christopher Jacobs 1-6 1
BMEN 9100 010/71341  
Joshua Jacobs 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 011/72302  
1-6 0
BMEN 9100 012/10251  
Lance Kam 1-6 1
BMEN 9100 013/12762  
Elisa Konofagou 1-6 3
BMEN 9100 014/15300  
Aaron Kyle 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 015/72904  
Andrew Laine 1-6 2
BMEN 9100 016/71049  
Edward Leonard 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 017/67571  
Kam Leong 1-6 1
BMEN 9100 018/75529  
Helen Lu 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 019/63925  
Barclay Morrison 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 020/18583  
Van Mow 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 021/70940  
Elizabeth Olson 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 022/74193  
Katherine Reuther 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 023/26711  
Paul Sajda 1-6 1
BMEN 9100 024/15723  
Michael Sheetz 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 025/28281  
Kenneth Shepard 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 026/11509  
Samuel Sia 1-6 3
BMEN 9100 027/61687  
1-6 0
BMEN 9100 028/15673  
Stavros Thomopoulos 1-6 1
BMEN 9100 029/25766  
1-6 0
BMEN 9100 030/26664  
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic 1-6 0
BMEN 9100 031/66727  
Qi Wang 1-6 3

BMEN E9500 Doctoral research. 1-6 points.

Doctoral candidates are required to make an original investigation of a problem in biomedical engineering, the results of which are presented in the dissertation.

Fall 2016: BMEN E9500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 9500 001/24616  
Gerard Ateshian 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 002/16151  
Tal Danino 1-6 1
BMEN 9500 003/25826  
X. Edward Guo 1-6 4
BMEN 9500 004/22802  
Henry Hess 1-6 3
BMEN 9500 005/28489  
Andreas Hielscher 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 006/22762  
Elizabeth Hillman 1-6 4
BMEN 9500 007/11768  
Clark Hung 1-6 1
BMEN 9500 008/73679  
Christopher Jacobs 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 009/72149  
Joshua Jacobs 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 010/22110  
Lance Kam 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 011/64635  
Elisa Konofagou 1-6 8
BMEN 9500 012/65692  
Aaron Kyle 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 013/18935  
Andrew Laine 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 014/68473  
Edward Leonard 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 015/64494  
Kam Leong 1-6 1
BMEN 9500 016/13111  
Helen Lu 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 017/60070  
Barclay Morrison 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 018/75063  
Van Mow 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 019/61284  
Elizabeth Olson 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 020/20904  
Katherine Reuther 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 021/66260  
Paul Sajda 1-6 1
BMEN 9500 022/23477  
Michael Sheetz 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 023/27044  
Kenneth Shepard 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 024/29672  
Samuel Sia 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 025/24239  
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 026/66755  
Qi Wang 1-6 3
Spring 2017: BMEN E9500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 9500 001/10929  
Gerard Ateshian 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 002/77491  
Tal Danino 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 003/60939  
X. Edward Guo 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 004/65967  
Henry Hess 1-6 1
BMEN 9500 005/66730  
Andreas Hielscher 1-6 1
BMEN 9500 006/73670  
Elizabeth Hillman 1-6 1
BMEN 9500 007/17284  
Shunichi Homma 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 008/16223  
Clark Hung 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 009/66886  
Christopher Jacobs 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 010/18201  
Joshua Jacobs 1-6 1
BMEN 9500 011/19945  
1-6 0
BMEN 9500 012/23245  
Lance Kam 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 013/68956  
Elisa Konofagou 1-6 6
BMEN 9500 014/29919  
Aaron Kyle 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 015/74802  
Andrew Laine 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 016/76612  
Edward Leonard 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 017/74438  
Kam Leong 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 018/19718  
Helen Lu 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 019/74467  
Barclay Morrison 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 020/12000  
Van Mow 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 021/73954  
Elizabeth Olson 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 022/28157  
Paul Sajda 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 023/72834  
Michael Sheetz 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 024/19112  
Kenneth Shepard 1-6 0
BMEN 9500 025/22037  
Samuel Sia 1-6 3
BMEN 9500 026/28865  
1-6 0
BMEN 9500 027/62348  
Stavros Thomopoulos 1-6 1
BMEN 9500 028/20951  
1-6 0
BMEN 9500 029/22794  
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic 1-6 2
BMEN 9500 030/20794  
Qi Wang 1-6 2

BMEN E9700 Biomedical engineering seminar. 0 points.

0 pts. Sem: 1.

All matriculated graduate students are required to attend the seminar as long as they are in residence. No degree credit is granted. The seminar is the principal medium of communication among those with biomedical engineering interests within the University. Guest speakers from other institutions, Columbia faculty, and students within the Department who are advanced in their studies frequently offer sessions.

Fall 2016: BMEN E9700
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 9700 001/74177 F 11:00am - 1:00pm
614 Schermerhorn Hall
Elizabeth Olson, Qi Wang 0 50/60
Spring 2017: BMEN E9700
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 9700 001/75588 F 11:00am - 1:00pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Elizabeth Olson, Qi Wang 0 49/60

BMEN E9800 Doctoral research instruction. 3-12 points.

A candidate for the Eng.Sc.D. degree in biomedical engineering must register for 12 points of doctoral research instruction. Registration may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirement for the degree.

Fall 2016: BMEN E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 9800 001/61015  
Gerard Ateshian 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 002/69445  
Tal Danino 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 003/73357  
X. Edward Guo 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 004/25075  
Henry Hess 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 005/10391  
Andreas Hielscher 3-12 1
BMEN 9800 006/14873  
Elizabeth Hillman 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 007/26206  
Clark Hung 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 008/74947  
Christopher Jacobs 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 009/26066  
Joshua Jacobs 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 010/20563  
Lance Kam 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 011/11056  
Elisa Konofagou 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 012/18474  
Andrew Laine 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 013/77668  
Edward Leonard 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 014/26558  
Kam Leong 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 015/62748  
Helen Lu 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 016/17391  
Barclay Morrison 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 017/27632  
Van Mow 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 018/76277  
Elizabeth Olson 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 019/19656  
Katherine Reuther 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 020/15624  
Paul Sajda 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 021/25619  
Michael Sheetz 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 022/18990  
Kenneth Shepard 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 023/74317  
Samuel Sia 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 024/23444  
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 025/17082  
Qi Wang 3-12 0
Spring 2017: BMEN E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 9800 001/16828  
Gerard Ateshian 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 002/61957  
Tal Danino 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 003/15547  
X. Edward Guo 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 004/76984  
Henry Hess 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 005/68791  
Andreas Hielscher 3-12 1
BMEN 9800 006/27262  
Elizabeth Hillman 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 007/60172  
Shunichi Homma 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 008/19314  
Clark Hung 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 009/18851  
Christopher Jacobs 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 010/76261  
Joshua Jacobs 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 011/23175  
3-12 0
BMEN 9800 012/72676  
Lance Kam 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 013/25149  
Elisa Konofagou 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 014/27311  
Aaron Kyle 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 015/16570  
Andrew Laine 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 016/69321  
Edward Leonard 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 017/22668  
Kam Leong 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 018/71067  
Helen Lu 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 019/64468  
Barclay Morrison 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 020/66364  
Van Mow 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 021/19285  
Elizabeth Olson 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 022/29634  
Paul Sajda 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 023/18505  
Michael Sheetz 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 024/14915  
Kenneth Shepard 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 025/72613  
Samuel Sia 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 026/12812  
3-12 0
BMEN 9800 027/62867  
Stavros Thomopoulos 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 028/63084  
3-12 0
BMEN 9800 029/19714  
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic 3-12 0
BMEN 9800 030/67211  
Qi Wang 3-12 0

BMEN E9900 Doctoral dissertation. 0 points.

0 pts.

A candidate for the doctorate in biomedical engineering or applied biology may be required to register for this course in every term after the student's course work has been completed and until the dissertation has been accepted.

Fall 2016: BMEN E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 9900 001/17569  
Gerard Ateshian 0 0
BMEN 9900 002/12442  
Tal Danino 0 0
BMEN 9900 003/73516  
X. Edward Guo 0 0
BMEN 9900 004/61573  
Henry Hess 0 0
BMEN 9900 005/64392  
Andreas Hielscher 0 0
BMEN 9900 006/11381  
Elizabeth Hillman 0 0
BMEN 9900 007/62572  
Clark Hung 0 0
BMEN 9900 008/69295  
Christopher Jacobs 0 0
BMEN 9900 009/20353  
Joshua Jacobs 0 0
BMEN 9900 010/67118  
Lance Kam 0 0
BMEN 9900 011/62650  
Elisa Konofagou 0 1
BMEN 9900 012/62003  
Aaron Kyle 0 0
BMEN 9900 013/72502  
Andrew Laine 0 0
BMEN 9900 014/12340  
Edward Leonard 0 0
BMEN 9900 015/66678  
Kam Leong 0 0
BMEN 9900 016/70791  
Helen Lu 0 0
BMEN 9900 017/27705  
Barclay Morrison 0 0
BMEN 9900 018/76428  
Van Mow 0 0
BMEN 9900 019/26892  
Elizabeth Olson 0 0
BMEN 9900 020/76792  
Katherine Reuther 0 0
BMEN 9900 021/63355  
Paul Sajda 0 0
BMEN 9900 022/19066  
Michael Sheetz 0 0
BMEN 9900 023/64368  
Kenneth Shepard 0 0
BMEN 9900 024/24712  
Samuel Sia 0 0
BMEN 9900 025/26655  
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic 0 0
BMEN 9900 026/24894  
Qi Wang 0 0
Spring 2017: BMEN E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 9900 001/64587  
Gerard Ateshian 0 0
BMEN 9900 002/21512  
Tal Danino 0 0
BMEN 9900 003/71086  
X. Edward Guo 0 0
BMEN 9900 004/77439  
Henry Hess 0 0
BMEN 9900 005/74709  
Andreas Hielscher 0 0
BMEN 9900 006/11585  
Elizabeth Hillman 0 0
BMEN 9900 007/19086  
Shunichi Homma 0 0
BMEN 9900 008/25013  
Clark Hung 0 0
BMEN 9900 009/10129  
Christopher Jacobs 0 0
BMEN 9900 010/19992  
Joshua Jacobs 0 0
BMEN 9900 011/65227  
0 0
BMEN 9900 012/62154  
Lance Kam 0 0
BMEN 9900 013/29496  
Elisa Konofagou 0 0
BMEN 9900 014/63790  
Aaron Kyle 0 0
BMEN 9900 015/69136  
Andrew Laine 0 0
BMEN 9900 016/12760  
Edward Leonard 0 0
BMEN 9900 017/27790  
Kam Leong 0 0
BMEN 9900 018/74376  
Helen Lu 0 0
BMEN 9900 019/62995  
Barclay Morrison 0 0
BMEN 9900 020/70762  
Van Mow 0 0
BMEN 9900 021/68985  
Elizabeth Olson 0 0
BMEN 9900 022/70874  
Paul Sajda 0 0
BMEN 9900 023/63643  
Michael Sheetz 0 0
BMEN 9900 024/66511  
Kenneth Shepard 0 0
BMEN 9900 025/25746  
Samuel Sia 0 0
BMEN 9900 026/69639  
0 0
BMEN 9900 027/26264  
Stavros Thomopoulos 0 0
BMEN 9900 028/27065  
0 0

BMME E4702 Advanced musculoskeletal biomechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5. Lab: 0.5.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Advanced analysis and modeling of the musculoskeletal system. Topics include advanced concepts of 3-D segmental kinematics, musculoskeletal dynamics, experimental measurements of joint kinematics and anatomy, modeling of muscles and locomotion, multibody joint modeling, introduction to musculoskeletal surgical simulations.

ECBM E4060 Introduction to Genomic Information. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Introduction to the information system paradigm of molecular biology. Representation, organization, structure, function, and manipulation of the biomolecular sequences of nucleic acids and proteins. The role of enzymes and gene regulatory elements in natural biological functions as well as in biotechnology and genetic engineering. Recombination and other macromolecular processes viewed as mathematical operations with simulation and visualization using simple computer programming. 

Fall 2016: ECBM E4060
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECBM 4060 001/63844 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Dimitris Anastassiou 3 35/80

ECBM E4090 Brain computer interfaces (BCI) laboratory. 3 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 3.

Hands on experience with basic neural interface technologies. Recording EEG (electroencephalogram) signals using data acquisition systems (non-invasive, scalp recordings). Real-time analysis and monitoring of brain responses. Analysis of intention and perception of external visual and audio signals.

Fall 2016: ECBM E4090
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECBM 4090 001/65707 T 10:10am - 12:40pm
1227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Nima Mesgarani 3 16/21

EEBM E6090 Topics in computational neuroscience and neuroengineering: Brian/Computer Interfaces. 3 points.

Lect: 2.

Prerequisites: The instructor's permission.

Selected advanced topics in computational neuroscience and neuroengineering. Content varies from year to year, and different topics rotate through the course numbers 6090-6099.

Fall 2016: EEBM E6090
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EEBM 6099 001/11529 T 1:10pm - 3:40pm
214 Pupin Laboratories
Paul Sajda 3 16

BMEN E4580 Fundamentals of Nanobioscience and Nanobiotechnology. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: instructor permission

Fundamentals of nanobioscience and nanobiotechnology, scientific foundations, engineering principles, current and envisioned applications. This includes the discussion of intermolecular forces and bonding, of the kinetics and thermodynamics of self-assembly, of nanoscale transport processes arising from the actions of biomolecular motors, computation and control in biomolecular systems, and of the mitochondrium as an example of a nanoscale factory.

Spring 2017: BMEN E4580
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 4580 001/18612 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
103 Knox Hall
Henry Hess 3 7/30

BMEN E4302 Biomechanics of musculoskeletal soft tissues. 3 points.

Lect.: 3.

Prerequisites: equivalent. Restricted to seniors and graduate students.

Biomechanics of orthopaedic soft tissues (cartilage, tendon, ligament, meniscus, etc.). Basic and advanced viscoelasticity applied to the musculoskeletal system. Topics include mechanical properties, applied viscoelasticity theory, and biology of orthopaedic soft tissues.  

BMCH E4500 Biological transport and rate processes. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Corequisites: BIOL UN2005

Convective and diffusive movement and reaction of molecules in biological systems. Kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions in biological environments. Mechanisms and models of transport across membranes. Convective diffusion with and without chemical reaction. Diffusion in restricted spaces. Irreversible thermodynamic approaches to transport and reaction in biological systems. 

BMEN E6006 Biomedical Design II. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Second-semester project-based design experience for graduate students. Elements of design process, with focus on skills development, prototype development and testing, and business planning. Real-world training in biomedical design and innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Spring 2017: BMEN E6006
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 6006 001/29567 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Katherine Reuther 3 15/20

BMEN E6007 Lab-to-market: commercializing biomedical innovations. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Introduction to and application of commercialization of biomedical innovations. Topics include needs clarification, stakeholder analysis, market analysis, value proposition, business models, intellectual property, regulatory, and reimbursement. Development of path-to-market strategy and pitch techniques.  

Spring 2017: BMEN E6007
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 6007 001/12146 W 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Ll107 Hammer Hlth Sciences Center
Andrea Nye, Katherine Reuther 3 27/30

BMEN E4895 Analysis and Quantification of Medical Images. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Corequisites: BMEN E4894

Novel methods of mathematical analysis applied to problems in medical imaging. Design requirements for screening protocols, treatment therapies, and surgical planning. Sensitivity and specificity in screening mammography and chest radiographs, computer aided diagnosis systems, surgical planning in orthopaedics, quantitative analysis of cardiac performance, functional magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and echocardiography data.

BMEN E3920 Biomedical engineering design, II. 4 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

A two-semester design sequence to be taken in the senior year. Elements of the design process, with specific applications to biomedical engineering: concept formulation, systems synthesis, design analysis, optimization, biocompatibility, impact on patient health and comfort, health care costs, regulatory issues, and medical ethics. Selection and execution of a project involving the design of an actual engineering device or system. Introduction to entrepreneurship, biomedical start-ups, and venture capital. Semester I: statistical analysis of detection/classification systems (receiver operation characteristic analysis, logistic regression), development of design prototype, need, approach, benefits and competition analysis. Semester II: spiral develop process and testing, iteration and refinement of the initial design/prototype and business plan development. A lab fee of $100 each is collected.

Spring 2017: BMEN E3920
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BMEN 3920 001/18613 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Aaron Kyle 4 50/41