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Engineering Research: Biomedicine

Biomedicine is a unique field that incorporates medicine, biology and engineering. Biomedical engineers design novel devices, drugs, computer systems and/or software used to improve human health.

We believe creativity and working across disciplines is the key for the continued advancement of this field. Biomedical engineers are change-agents who work to improve people’s health and lives.

At UC Davis, biomedical students, faculty and staff make a real difference in the world.

Here in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, our research and teaching apply engineering and life-science principles and techniques to solving medical challenges, which translate groundbreaking engineering discoveries into positive, clinical and personal changes for patients. Our amazing students, faculty and staff create better, faster and more accurate ways to tackle health challenges like cancer and heart disease, repair and regenerate body tissues and design life-saving tools like vaccines.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Jamal Lewis in the Immuno-modulatory Biomaterials Laboratory

Dr. Jamal Lewis, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Jamal Lewis, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, leads the Immuno-modulatory Biomaterials Laboratory. His specialization is biomaterials engineering for immuno‐therapy and tissue/cellular engineering applications. His prior research experiences focused on the synthesis of novel anti‐bacterial coatings for medical devices, and scaffold tissue engineering of mice tendon.

Dr. Lewis’ Immuno-modulatory Biomaterials Laboratory focuses on the development of biomaterial systems that can manipulate the immune system. The group plans to design the next generation of immunotherapeutics for applications in immune-related diseases. This multidisciplinary work incorporates aspects of biomaterials engineering, drug delivery and immunology.

Learn more about Jamal Lewis