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Krenicki Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair

Dr. Ki Chon
Phone: (860) 486-4767
Email: kchon@engr.uconn.edu

Staff

Lisa Ephraim
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Phone: (860) 486-0163
E-mail: lisae@engr.uconn.edu

Jennifer Desrosiers
Financial Assistant II
Phone: (860) 486-0116
E-mail: jennd@engr.uconn.edu

Birgit Sawstrom
Admin Service Assistant III
Phone: (860) 486-5838
E-mail: birgit.sawstrom@uconn.edu

 

Main Office Address

Biomedical Engineering Department
A.B. Bronwell Building, Room 217
260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Phone: (860) 486-5838
Fax: (860) 486-2500

Undergraduate Fall 2016 Course Offerings

Class details are subject to change. Last updated 3/31/2016  

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  BME 2101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
TTh 9:30am-10:45am
K. Hoshino  
  BME 2101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
TTh 9:30am-10:45am
K. Hoshino
 
BME 4985-002 Special Topics in BME: Sensory Neuroscience Lab
M 2:30pm-5:30pm
H. Read
Instructor Consent Required
BME 3500 Biomedical Engineering Measurements
TTh 3:30pm-4:45pm
P. Kumavor
  BME 3500 Biomedical Engineering Measurements
TTh 3:30pm-4:45pm
P. Kumavor
 
BME 4900 Senior Design I
MW 12:20pm-2:20pm
Multiple Instructors
BME 3600W Biomechanics
TTh 11:00am-12:15pm
D. Pierce & K. Gielo-Perczak
BME 4900 Senior Design I
MW 12:20pm-2:20pm
Multiple Instructors
BME 3600W Biomechanics
TTh 11:00am-12:15pm
D. Pierce & K. Gielo-Perczak
 
                                            BME 4985-003 Special Topics in BME: Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine
W 3:00pm-6:00pm
Y. Huang

Instructor Consent Required
   
BME 4500 Bioinstrumentation M 3:30pm-6:00pm
P. Kumavor
 BME 4710 Introduction to Tissue Engineering
T 3:30pm-6:15pm
Y. Khan
BME 4400 Dynamical Modeling of Biological Networks
W 2:30-5:00pm
K. Brown
Instructor Consent Required
BME 4701 Advanced Biomaterials
Th 3:30pm-6:15pm
S. Nukavarapu
 
    BME 4985-004 Special Topics in BME: Computational Foundations of Systems Biology
W 5:00pm-7:30pm
Y. Shin
BME 3100 Physiological Modeling
Th 5:00pm-7:30pm
S. Santaniello
 
  BME 4800 Bioinformatics
TTh 3:30pm-4:45pm
I. Mandoiu
                                         BME 4800 Bioinformatics
TTh 3:30pm-4:45pm
I. Mandoiu
 
      BME 4985-005 Special Topics in BME: Developing Mobile Apps for Healthcare
 
Th 5:00pm-7:30pm
G. Zheng
 
  BME 4985-001 Special Topics in BME: Optical Microscopy/Bio-Imaging
T 5:00pm-8:00pm
J. Yu UCHC
                                                                 

Course Descriptions Course descriptions are provided here for only those courses with a temporary course number such as BME 4985-XX. Undergraduate and Graduate course descriptions are provided at the BME website under either the BS Degree Program Description or the Graduate Program Handbook.

BME 4985-001 Special Topics in BME: Optical Microscopy and Bio-Imaging, 3 credits.
The course presents the current state of the art of optical imaging techniques and their applications in biomedical research. The course materials cover both traditional microscopies (DIC, fluorescence etc.) that have been an integrated part of biologists’ tool-box, as well as more advance topics, such as single-molecule imaging and laser tweezers. Four lab sessions are incorporated in the classes to help students to gain some hand-on experiences. Strong emphasis will be given on current research and experimental design.  Also offered as MEDS 301.

BME 4985-002 Special Topics in BME: Sensory Neuroscience Lab, 3 credits.
This course is designed to instruct graduate and undergraduate students on state-of-the art models, applications and techniques in the field of sensory neuroscience.  It will cover multiple fields of science including: Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Physiology and Behavior and Biomedical Engineering. It will be distinct from a similarly titled course, Sensation and Perception in that it will: 1) focus on state-of-the art applications and theories and 2) be tailored to teach upper level undergraduates, honors and graduate level students.  It will be cross-listed for Psychology and Biomedical Engineering to attract students with cross-discipline interests.

BME 4985-003 Special Topics in BME: Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine, 3 credits
This course will introduce the fundamental concept and translational application of regenerative medicine such as stem cells, gene therapy, cell and tissue therapy. Stem cells play a vital role in the most medical interventions for regenerative medicine. This course will cover tissue-specific stem cells, embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells and their potential therapeutic applications for musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems.

BME 4985-004 Special Topics in BME: Computational Foundations of Systems Biology, 3 credits.
The use of computers for computation and simulation has become important in many fields of science and engineering. In this course, students will be introduced to computational biology with an emphasis on systems biology. Computational biology is similar to other computation-oriented disciplines (e.g., computational physics, control engineering, etc.) in terms of computational methods. Therefore, students will learn methods developed in other fields of computational science and engineering and apply them to biology. Students will also learn basic skills in programming using MATLAB and LabVIEW in the context of modeling, analyzing, estimating, and controlling real biological systems. Through a variety of projects, students will obtain a deeper understanding of physical and engineering principles applied to biological systems. This project-oriented, active learning approach will allows students to work at their own pace, solving problems in exploratory mode to gain better biological insights, similar to what is done in the context of research.

BME 4985-005 Special Topics in BME: Developing Mobile Apps for Healthcare, 3 credits.
Mobile apps for smartphones and tablets are changing the way doctors and patients approach health care. Many are designed for the doctors themselves, ranging from handy databases about drugs and diseases to sophisticated monitors that read a person’s blood pressure, glucose levels or asthma symptoms. Others are for the patients to gather diagnostic data, for example, or simply to help coordinate care, giving patients an easy way to keep track of their conditions and treatments. In this course, we will learn the basic elements of apps development on Android platforms, including XML, java, UI and etc. No previous programming experience is needed. The final project is chosen from Engineering World Health: developing an app for hearing-loss diagnosis. This course is ideal for students who want to develop healthcare-related apps for their senior design. The evaluation will be based on homework assignments and the final project.