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As biological sciences and biotechnology become ever more important sectors of our economy, engineers will be needed to work side by side with life scientists to bring laboratory developments into commercial production. Biomedical engineers build systems ranging from medical imaging devices to artificial joints and organs, such as artificial skin. Industries such as plant and animal production, tissue culture, biotechnology, food processing, aquaculture and forest production all need engineers with strong backgrounds in biology.
Majors in biomedical engineering are well prepared for employment in many areas of the health care industry, including medical assist devices and human tissue products. The major also provides excellent grounding in the skills necessary for professional or graduate-level studies in biological and health sciences.
The biomedical engineering curriculum at UC Davis centers around the goal of using biomedical engineering knowledge and techniques to solve challenges in functional genomics and systems biology. The recent completion of a draft version of the human genome has the potential to lead to a revolutionary new understanding of how living systems work and the nature of various disease processes. However, the sheer complexity of the human genome and the technological challenges in understanding the relationship between genes and their functional expression require a systems analysis approach that is a fundamental part of this discipline. This new and exciting program gives you the opportunity to study at the forefront of some of today's most important scientific developments.
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