Center for Biomedical Research (CBR)

309 Schrenk Hall
Yue-Wern Huang (Director)

A list of Research Investigators and information about their research interests can be found at

What we do

The center for biomedical research promotes interdisciplinary collaboration to expedite scientific discovery and technological advances. Our goal is to develop next-generation materials, devices, and therapeutics for biomedical applications.

Researchers in the center lead research and education programs to train the next generation of biomedical engineers and scientists, to provide a future workforce for Missouri and the U.S.

We also promote technology transfer and entrepreneurship to commercialize new knowledge, and we collaborate with colleagues in hospitals and clinics around the State, and at other universities, to make these technologies available to the patients who will benefit from them.

Research highlights

The multidisciplinary research investigators with the center for biomedical research are involved in many different studies, including:

  • Biomaterials for drug delivery, cancer treatment and diagnosis
  • Scaffolds for tissue engineering, bone regeneration, and vascularization
  • Regenerative medicine and stem cell biology
  • AI/machine learning for bio-data analysis (including healthcare delivery)
  • Biomaterials for wound healing and bone regeneration
  • Biomarkers for cancer detection
  • Sensors and bio-imaging devices
  • Traumatic brain injury treatments and prevention

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