Biomedical Engineering

ABE biomedical engineering faculty members occupy four laboratories covering over 3,000 square feet. These labs contain cell culture facilities, fume hoods, freezers and refrigerators, centrifuges, a wide range of mechanical testing equipment from microscale to servohydraulic, spectrophotometers, thermal cycler, electrophoresis and Western blotting equipment, orbital shakers, vortex mixers, pH meter, sonicator, autoclaves, dissection station, freeze dryer, analytical balances, and research-grade microscopes. Biomedical engineering faculty members and students are also regular users of the ABE Machine Shop, which is conveniently located in the basement of the ABE Building. Many projects involve collaboration with other scientists and engineers at MSU, as well as clinicians at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Research areas include

  • Cartilage regeneration and orthopedic biomechanics
  • Computational modeling
    • Theoretical studies of the dynamic deformation of soft biological materials (brain, liver, muscle, tendon etc.) under car crash, blunt and blast induced loading conditions using Finite Element (FE) Simulations
    • Multi-scale mechanical characterization and hierarchical constitutive modeling of biomaterials
  • Cellular engineering
    • Vascular calcification
    • Cell and gene therapy
  • Engineering education
  • Bone healing following injury and disease