Regenerative and Immune Engineering Focus Area Curriculum Requirements












Regenerative and Immune Engineering has traditionally focused on understanding and harnessing the power of stem cells in concert with developing new biomaterials to guide cell behavior and reconstruct tissues and organs ranging from bone, cartilage, liver, pancreas, skin, blood vessel, and peripheral nerve. To complement these efforts designed to meet critical health care needs, Hopkins’ researchers are leaders in immunoengineering approaches to not only augment regeneration, but also to treat diseases such as cancer. This focus area provides students to work with faculty who specialize in areas that include biomaterials, bioreactors, gene and drug delivery, immunoengineering, regenerative medicine, and stem cell engineering and participate in the Translational Tissue Engineering Center.

In the Regenerative and Immune Engineering focus area students are expected to complete at least two of the following courses. This is a sample course listing:
  • Cellular Engineering (EN.580.641)
  • Tissue Engineering (EN.580.642)
  • Physical Epigenetics (EN.580.446)
  • Biomedical Applications of Glycoengineering (EN.580.644)
  • Advanced Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering (EN.580.643/4)
  • Computational Stem Cell Biology (to be offered Spring 2018)
Regenerative and Immune Engineering focus area students are expected to take ≥ 5 focus area courses in total, which can also include. This is a sample course listing:
  • Ethics of Biomedical Engineering Innovation (EN.580.415)
  • Systems Pharmacology and Personalized Medicine (EN.580.640)
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering (EN.580.656)
  • Microfabrication Laboratory (EN.580.595)
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering (EN.580.656)
  • Systems Pharmacology and Personalized Medicine (EN.580.640)
  • Stem Cells (AS.020.620)
  • Epigenetics and Chromosomal Dynamics (AS.020.640)
  • Physical Chemistry of Biological Macromolecules (AS.250.689)
  • Metabolic Systems Biotechnology (EN.540.602)
  • Colloids and Nanoparticles (EN.540.603)
  • Design of Biomolecular Systems (EN.540.605)
  • Computational Protein Structure Prediction and Design (EN.540.614)
  • Interfacial Science with Applications to Nanoscale Systems (EN.540.615)
  • Introduction to Polymeric Materials (EN.540.622)
  • Supramolecular Materials and Nanomedicine (EN.540.628)
  • Application of Molecular Evolution to Biotechnology (EN.540.637)
  • Micro/Nanotechnology: The Science and Engineering of Small Structures (EN.540.640)
  • Polymer Physics (EN.540.660)
  • Polymer Design and Bioconjugation (EN.540.662)
  • Polymer Chemistry & Biology (EN.510.606)
  • Biomaterials II: Host response and biomaterials applications (EN510.607)
  • Biomolecular Materials I – Soluble Proteins and Ampiphiles (EN.510.621)
  • Simulation of Biomolecules and Membranes (EN.510.634)
  • Mechanical Properties of Biomaterials (EN.510.635)
  • Biosensor Materials and Mechanisms (EN.510.637)
  • Fundamental Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials (EN.670.619)
  • Animation in Nanotechnology & Medicine (EN.670.697)
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering (585.629; offered online, credit will not be awarded for this course and 580.641/2)
  • Biomaterials (585.608; offered online)
  • Cell Mechanics (585.609; offered online)
  • Biochemical Sensors (585.610; offered online)
  • Biological Fluid and Solid Mechanics (585.618; offered online)
Students will select science, technology, engineering, or math courses to complete a total of 10 full courses (note that all 10 courses required for graduation can be from the Regenerative and Immune Engineering focus area); ideally the electives will complement focus track courses but can include any appropriate Johns Hopkins courses provided that > 5 courses [overall] are qualifying BME courses. (Qualifying BME courses have “580” or “585” as their first three numerical digits (i.e., or First year, non-thesis track students who are potentially interested in completing a thesis are encouraged to consider taking the Applied Research & Grant Methodology course sequence.