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Clemson MUSC bioengineering


The Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program is the manifestation of a rapidly growing educational and research partnership between Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) dedicated to excellence in education, and to interdisciplinary bioengineering research and the clinical translation of its outcomes.


Martine LaBerge, Ph.D., F.B.S.E.
Professor and Chair
Department of Bioengineering
Clemson University

Jeremy L. Gilbert, Ph.D., F.B.S.E.
Hansjörg Wyss Endowed Chair for Regenerative Medicine
Professor of Bioengineering, Clemson University
Professor of Orthopaedics, Medical University of South Carolina

Program Mission

The goal of this collaborative program is to bridge the physical, engineering, and computational sciences with the biomedical and life sciences to enable (1) research leading to understanding fundamental biological and disease processes, (2) application of engineering and physical science principles to biological systems, (3) advances in healthcare and biomedical technologies through multidisciplinary and translational research, and (4) education and training of a highly competent and resourceful biomedical engineering workforce for the future.


History & Development

In an effort to cement and provide a thrust to a long-ongoing dialogue and collaborations between bioengineers at Clemson and the basic scientists and clinicians at the MUSC, the Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program, a research and training program, was established in the Fall of 2003, based on a formal agreement between the two institutions. Since its inception, the program has grown to comprise of five primary faculty from Clemson University, who are permanently located and conduct their research full-time on the MUSC campus in Charleston, SC, and twenty-six basic science and clinical faculty from the MUSC, who hold program faculty appointments in the program. As a result of this program, bioengineering research and education collaborations have been established in ten departments and colleges at MUSC in areas involving cancer, heart disease, neuroscience, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, dental and craniofacial applications, ophthalmology, surgery, and pharmacology.