Major Centers & Initiatives

Duke BME is deeply engaged in improving human and population health

A hallmark of our approach is extensive collaborations with leading physicians and scientists at Duke’s School of Medicine.

Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE)

CBTE emphasizes research, education and interactions with industry—applying principles and experimental methods of engineering to develop solutions to practical and fundamental problems.

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Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP)

FIP trains the commercial, technical and academic leaders of next generation broadband technologies, pioneers photonics as an information science, and pioneers new approaches to industrial, governmental and interacademy collaboration. Research themes include quantum optics, opto-electronics, information spaces, and biophotonics.

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Marcus Center for Cellular Cures

The Marcus Center for Cellular Cures brings together physicians and faculty across medicine and engineering at Duke to develop cellular and biological therapies for autism, cerebral palsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis and related brain disorders.

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Sherry and John Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health

Launched with more than $3 million in funding over three years, the center enables faculty and students to work with clinicians and biotech companies globally to expand the impact of data-driven research via clinical trials and entrepreneurship. 

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