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Chair: Russ B. Altman

Co-Chair: Stephen R. Quake

Professors: Russ B. Altman, Annelise E. Barron, Dennis R. Carter, Scott L. Delp, Norbert J. Pelc, Stephen R. Quake, Matthew Scott, James R. Swartz, Paul Yock

Associate Professors: Kwabena Boahen, Charles Taylor

Assistant Professors: Zev David Bryant, Jennifer R. Cochran, Markus Wilard Covert, Karl Deisseroth, Andrew Endy, Kerwyn C. Huang, Christina D. Smolke

Courtesy Professors: Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Michael T. Longaker

Courtesy Associate Professors: Jeffrey A. Feinstein, Garry E. Gold, Kim Butts Pauly

Affiliated Faculty: Atul J. Butte, Rebecca Fahrig, Stuart B. Goodman, Sarah Heilshorn, Ellen Kuhl, Marc E. Levenston, Craig Levin, Mark Musen, David S. Paik, Sylvia K. Plevritis, Terence Sanger, Mark J. Schnitzer, Krishna V. Shenoy, Daniel Mark Spielman

Student Services: Clark Center, Room S-166

Mail Code: 94305-5444

Student Services Phone: (650) 736-2254

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Courses offered by the Department of Bioengineering have the subject code BIOE, and are listed in the "Bioengineering [BIOE] Courses" section of this bulletin.

The mission of the Department of Bioengineering is to create a fusion of engineering and the life sciences that promotes scientific discovery and the invention of new technologies and therapies through research and education. The department encompasses both the use of biology as a new engineering paradigm and the application of engineering principles to medical problems and biological systems. The discipline embraces biology as a new science base for engineering.

Bioengineering is jointly supported by the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. The facilities and personnel of the Department of Bioengineering are housed in the James H. Clark Center, the Allen Center for Integrated Systems, the William F. Durand Building for Space Engineering and Science, the William M. Keck Science Building, and the Richard M. Lucas Center for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging.

The departmental headquarters is located in the James H. Clark Center for Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, along with approximately 600 faculty, staff, and students from more than 40 University departments. The Clark Center is also home to Stanford's Bio-X program, a collaboration of the Schools of Engineering, Medicine, Humanities and Sciences, and Earth Sciences.

Courses in the teaching program lead to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The department collaborates in research and teaching programs with faculty members in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and departments in the School of Medicine. Quantitative biology is the core science base of the department. The research and educational thrusts are in biomedical computation, biomedical imaging, biomedical devices, regenerative medicine, and cell/molecular engineering. The clinical dimension of the department includes cardiovascular medicine, neuroscience, orthopedics, cancer care, neurology, and environment.

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