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Student doing scientific research

Research Areas

At the Pratt School of Engineering, investigators use engineering to improve medicine through biological and technological innovations.

Digital microfluidic technology, which was invented at Duke, has led to advances in sample preparation for DNA sequencing, lowering the cost of sequencing, and technologies that manipulate cellular processes at the genetic level to regenerate diseased or damaged tissues and treat genetic diseases. Faculty share their knowledge and experience through an extracurricular undergraduate club where students develop novel experiments in a range of areas, including synthetic biology and genetic engineering.

Participating Faculty

Representative Courses

  • Advanced Topics for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Biomedical Optical Spectroscopy and Tissue Optics (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Biology by Design (Biology)
  • Design for the Developing World (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Devices for People with Disabilities (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering Design (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Special Topics in Global Health Studies (Global Health)

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