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selder54
12-14-2006, 02:47 AM
The Biomedical Engineering Program at Mississippi State University has Graduate
Research Assistantships available immediately for students accepted to the
doctoral degree program. The 12-month assistantships include tuition and a
competitive stipend. Areas of ongoing research at MSU include mechanobiology
of mesenchymal stem cells, cartilage, and aortic valves; orthopaedic
biomechanics; development of new computational models of musculoskeletal
tissues; bioinformatics; and medical micro-device engineering. In addition to
specialized equipment for altering the mechanical environment of living cells,
MSU has state-of-the art core laboratories for imaging and genomics/proteomics
investigations. Biomedical Engineering graduate students interact with
clinicians in the College of Veterinary Medicine and have access to excellent
laboratory animal facilities. During the Summer of 2007, the BME program will
move into a new 40,000+ square foot facility that includes graduate offices and
over 5,000 square feet of customized laboratory space.

Qualifications: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in biomedical,
mechanical, chemical, or computer science engineering. A strong background in
molecular and/or cellular biology is desirable, but not required.

Applications are accepted online: http://www.msstate.edu/dept/grad/

For additional information, contact:
Dr. Steven Elder
Graduate Coordinator, Biomedical Engineering Program
MS State University
P.O. Box 9632
MS State, MS 39762
Phone: 662-325-9107
Fax: 662-325-3853
Email: selder@abe.msstate.edu