The Case Western Reserve University graduate programs include the MS, PhD, and PhD/MD in Biomedical Engineering. The MS program in Biomedical Engineering provides broad training in biomedical engineering and biomedical sciences with depth in an engineering specialty. In addition, students are expected to develop the ability to work independently on a biomedical research or design project. For those students with primary interest in research, the PhD in Biomedical Engineering provides additional depth and breadth in both engineering and the biomedical sciences.
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The Biomedical Sciences Training Program is an umbrella program that offers a common entry point to most Case Western biomedical PhD programs. Several departments and training programs in the Medical School participate in this program including, Anatomy; Biochemistry; Biology; Cell Biology; Developmental Biology; Environmental Health Sciences; Molecular Biology and Microbiology; Molecular Virology; Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease and Immunology; Molecular, Developmental, and Human Genetics; Neurosciences; Neurosciences and Bio-engineering; Nutritional Sciences; Physiology and Biophysics and Pharmacological Sciences. Several of these, including Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, and Molecular Virology, are training programs, which do not have a home department, but rather extend through multiple departments.Learn More
The focus of this PhD program is to introduce medical knowledge into basic biological science PhD training to train the next generation of biomedical translational researchers. Graduates of our program will have the skills to enhance the movement of discoveries from bench to bedside. The innovative and rigorous biomedical science curriculum trains students in both basic research and the principles of clinical research in a collaborative multidisciplinary clinical and research environment. Our students are engaged in basic or translational research that is relevant to human health and can lead to new understanding of disease, clinical and diagnostic tools, medications and therapies. The program is funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.Learn More
The doctoral program in Applied Biomedical Engineering is a collaborative program between the Washkewicz College of Engineering of CSU and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. This program is a specialization within the college-wide Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering program.
Program faculty include members from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and Departments of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics at Cleveland State University.
The Cellular and Molecular Medicine Specialization offers unique opportunities for Biology, Chemistry and Applied Biomedical Engineering doctoral students who wish to pursue a specialization in the application of modern cellular and molecular approaches to understanding disease causes and disease mechanisms. This program seeks to expand and develop the links between basic research and clinical practice. Most faculty who serve in Regulatory Biology, Applied Biomedical Engineering and Clinical/Bioanalytical Chemistry programs, both at CCF and CSU, also serve as faulty in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Specialization.Learn More
The Clinical/Bioanalytical Chemistry program applies the knowledge of chemistry and, in particular, chemical analysis to the study of the origins and diagnoses of diseases. Graduates of this PhD program are employed in many clinical- bioanalytical settings. They become directors of clinical laboratories and research scientists in biomedical and biotechnology fields, in invitro diagnostics, in reference and analytical laboratories, in academic institutions, and in many other settings.
The program is open to college graduates majoring in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and medical technology. Instruction and research in an applied setting of disease diagnosis are integral components of this program.
The Regulatory Biology program is a collaborative with the Cleveland State University Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences. This program focuses on research into the molecular and cellular underpinnings of biological processes in order to identify therapeutic targets relevant to disease.Learn More
The Biomedical Sciences program offers training focused on the elucidation of processes related to the biochemistry and pathobiology of diseases. Students may be admitted to the program through the Cellular and Molecular Biology Program. All students participate in an integrated curriculum designed to impart an in-depth understanding of the major discipline, as well as the interests of the student and advisor. Students will choose a lab for their thesis research by the beginning of the second full year in the program.Learn More
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