BENG 87 Fall

Freshman Seminar in Bioengineering

“Engineering the Heart”

Course is typically held in Room 291 of the Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Thursdays, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. during the Fall quarter


Dr. Jeff Omens (232 PFBH) email:
Dr. Andrew McCulloch (233 PFBH) email:


An exploration of the structure and function of this amazing organ in health and disease as seen through the eyes of engineers. Just how does the heart keep our blood circulating throughout a whole lifetime without missing a beat? How do bioengineers measure, analyze and model cardiac structure and function? What new insights into heart diseases and therapies for the ailing heart has bioengineering produced?