A $40-million, five-story building that contains state-of-the art research facilities, classrooms, and teaching laboratories. The first floor is dedicated to teaching spaces. The second and third floors house the BME department, the RCBU main office, and BME faculty research and teaching labs. Optics research and teaching facilities are located on the fourth and fifth floors. The Center for Institute Ventures, also housed on the fifth floor, helps faculty members commercialize their research and innovations. more info...
Biomechanical Testing Lab
This laboratory provides facilities for testing of the strength and functional performance of biological tissues and other materials used in biomedical applications. For example, in BioSolid Mechanics, students prepare specimens and learn to use a materials testing system to compare various musculoskeletal tissues to traditional engineering.
This laboratory provides general facilities for microscopic imaging of tissues, cells and intracellular structures. Each microscope is equipped with video-capture systems to allow investigation of cellular motion and adhesion, which are critical in the interface between cells and their environments. These facilities may be used in the Cell & Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Microscopy courses, and other specialized graduate courses.
Cell Culture Lab
This laboratory provides facilities for culturing cells and tissues as a basis for learning about cell function or developing cell-based therapies for tissue repair and replacement. Laminar flow hoods provide sterile conditions for culture procedures. For example, in Cell & Tissue Engineering, students learn about sterile technique and the effects of matrix composition on cell behavior.
Quantitative Physiology and Bioinstrumentation Lab
This laboratory is used in BME 230, BME Signals & Measurements, where students learn to use a variety of instrumentation and signal processing methods to study biological behaviors. Also, in BME 230, BME Signals & Measurements, students apply engineering principles to study physiological function in living systems.
The Core Facilities provide services to all researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.