Dr. Xavier Intes has been named the J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. An endowed chaired professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member. 


The department will offer a new Masters degree on Biomedical Data Science starting this fall. Since this is a new degree program, the institute has extended the application period to March 15, 2024. 

Applications to the program can be submitted here:

A brief description of this program is given below:

Condell Eastmond, a doctoral student in Dr. Xavier Intes’s Functional & Molecular Optical Imaging Lab, has been named a GEM Associate Fellow:

The department congratulates the graduates of the class of 2024 who received their degrees during commencement on Saturday, May 18. We were pleased to honor the graduates at the departmental graduation luncheon on Friday, May 17.

Dr. Andrés Muñoz-Rojas will be joining our department as an assistant professor this summer.

Andrés received his BS in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Yale. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Immunology, where he studies the role of regulatory T cells in regulating tissue homeostasis and repair.

Leo Wan's group recently published a paper on "Helical vasculogenesis driven by cell chirality" which was published in Science Advances. This work is a collaboration between Leo's group and Alejandro Adam's group at AMC and involved the graduate students Haokang Zhang and Tasnif Raman.

The abstract of the work is:

David Corr, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed the new director of the Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine (CeMSIM). A true interdisciplinary endeavor, the CeMSIM seeks to develop advanced  modeling, simulation and imaging technology for healthcare, and transition those technologies to clinical practice – from the lab bench to the hospital bedside. The CeMSIM has been developed with the following mission: