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Numerical model of a Brain

This is an image showing the mesh of a finite-element model of a human brain.

D. Louis Collins

The Lyman Duff Building housing the BME department

Picture of the Lyman Duff Building along University street.

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Neuronal cells growing on islands of astrocyte cells

This is a fluorescent image of the work of Sebastien Ricoult, a student in Dr. Juncker’s lab who is participating in the NSERC funded CREATE Neuroengineering training program.


Numerical model of the newborn ear from Dr. Robert Funnell’s AudiLab

Dr. Funnell uses advanced modelling tools to understand hearing loss.

Robert Funnell

Aerial View of the department and Montreal surroundings

Our department is at the heart of Montreal. The map shows the Molson Stadium (Montreal Alouettes’ home turf), part of the McGill campus, and Mount Royal.

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Examining a mask used for photolithography

Dr. Juncker’s lab uses micro and nanofabrication for developing novel microfluidic systems for making rapid diagnostic tests for diseases such as cancer.

David Juncker

Students working in the McGill Nanotools microfab clean room

Central user facilities at McGill offer more infrastructure, including advanced imaging, surface analysis and micro and nanofabrication.

Microfab Clean Room

Participants in the Hands-on course in Nanobioengineering

The department offers an annual hands-on course to learn about the use of micro and nanotechnologies for biological applications.

David Juncker Group

McGill main building with city skyline

The McGill campus is located downtown making for a great working place.

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BME Department Faculty

Picture of Dr. Louis Collins, Dr. Robert Kearney, Dr. Jean Gotman, Dr. Satya Prakash and Dr. Robert Funnell.

Meet Our Faculty

Please note that the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program has recently evolved to become the Biological and Biomedical Engineering (BBME) program.  New applicants will be accepted only through the new BBME program. Please see www.mcgill.ca/bbme for more information.

Biomedical engineering is a very broad, interdisciplinary field that involves the application of engineering, the physical sciences and computer science to medicine and the life sciences. We were among the first to establish a biomedical-engineering programme in North America, and one of the most research intensive ones. Our department is in the Faculty of Medicine, and we have one of the largest graduate programmes with a wide range of unique research themes and facilities. We maintain close collaborations with many colleagues in the Faculties of Engineering and Science, and collaborate with clinicians and many researchers both locally and internationally.

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