The UCI Department of Biomedical Engineering’s mission is to inspire engineering minds for the advancement of human health. Engineering focus areas include biomedical photonics/optoelectronics, biomedical nano- and microscale systems/fabrication, biomedical computation/modeling, and tissue engineering. These technology areas intersect with clinical areas of focus such as cardiovascular disease, the nervous system, cancer, and ophthalmology. Included in these opportunities are major campus research centers at the Beckman Laser Institute (biophotonics), the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, the Laboratory of Fluorescence Dynamics, and the Micro/nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus Center. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, biomedical engineering attracts students with a variety of backgrounds. For more information, see the department newsletter.