Facilities

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Three state-of-the-art facilities

Research and Education on North Campus

  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Biomedical Engineering Building: A new 20,000 square-foot open floor plan building featuring a "wall of windows" with views to the outdoors. It houses the prestigious Center for Neural Communication Technologies, as well as a stunning array of advanced research equipment.
  • Carl A. Gerstacker Building: A smaller space featuring high-tech ultrasonic imaging; nano- and micro-molecular biotechnology, and bio-fluid mechanics labs working on an artificial lung.
  • Functional and In-Vivo MRI Labs: Houses a state-of-the-art 3T whole-body fMRI scanner and a 7T small-bore MRI system for cognitive and clinical neuroscience as well as MRI methods and basic biomedical research.

Shared Facilities

In addition to these core facilities, BME researchers have access to facilities we share with the College of Engineering and Medical School. Shared resources include: fully equipped tissue culture facilities; small animal facilities with holding and procedure areas; access to multiple microscopy systems, such as confocal and TIRF instruments. The Michigan Nanofabrication Facility, one of the best university facilities in the country for the design and manufacture of microelectronic circuits, is used extensively for implantable biosensor transducers and bioMEMS devices.

Engineering Facilities

Medical School Facilities