C.H. Jonathan Choi Research Group

By exploring how nanoparticles interact with the living system across the length scales of organs, tissues, cells, and organelles, we design novel bionanomaterials for treating diseases arisen from various biological locations in vivo.

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BMEG2001     Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (1st semester) [Micro-Modules]

Definition, scope, basic principles and problems in biomedical engineering. Introduction to the enabling technologies for biomedical engineering. Overview of various topics in biomedical engineering, e.g., biomedical sensors, bioinstrumentation, bio-signal processing, biomechanics, biomaterials, molecular engineering, tissue engineering, bio-nanotechnology, medical imaging, rehabilitation engineering, etc. Applications of engineering principles to selected medical and biological problems. Contemporary roles and challenges of biomedical engineering.

BMEG4510     Biomolecular Engineering (1st semester) [Syllabus]

This course consists of two parts. The first half covers basic concepts in biomolecular engineering, including structure and properties of biomolecules (e.g., nucleic acid, protein, lipid, and sugar), the central dogma of molecular biology, and regulation of gene expression. Building on the theoretical framework from the first half, the second half introduces experimental tools involved in biomolecular engineering research, including synthesis and characterization of DNA and protein, gene recombination, and basic genomics. Set at the advanced undergraduate level, this course focuses on developing students’ ability to analyze research data and critique the scientific literature.

BMEG3210     Biofluids (2nd semester) [Syllabus] [Micro-Modules]

The course first introduces the core concepts of transport phenomena (e.g., conservation laws, constitutive relations, boundary conditions, and dimensional analysis) and basic properties of biofluids (e.g., biochemistry and rheology). Next, it covers the key principles of mass transfer (e.g., molecular diffusion and chemical reaction) and cites relevant biological examples (e.g., trans-endothelial flow and protein adsorption). Finally, the course delineates the key principles of momentum transfer (e.g., Navier-Stokes equations, inviscid flow, and creeping flow) and lists relevant biological examples (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, microfluidics, and aquatic microorganisms).