The graduate program in biomedical engineering (BME) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers unique opportunities for students in this emerging field. Collectively, our faculty has expertise in tissue engineering/biomaterials, imaging, biomechanics, neuro-engineering, and systems biology, where the common thread among these disciplines is the application of new technologies and approaches to solve problems in human health. In these efforts our faculty members frequently work together and also in collaboration with researchers and clinicians in the UW medical school. Our research programs are enhanced through numerous core facilities, offering a wide range of diverse services, including molecular and biochemical analysis, high throughput computing, small animal and medical imaging, electron and optical microscopy imaging, and flow cytometry. Our students can tailor their coursework to their research interests, while also acquiring knowledge across several areas in BME. This combination of research opportunities and customizable plan of study positions our students well for the next stage of their careers.