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Bioengineering Division

Musculoskeletal Research

The primary mission of the Bioengineering Division is to develop state of the art projects in musculoskeletal research for the training of orthopaedic residents, fellows, medical, engineering, and graduate students interested in a career in this field. Most training focuses on problem identification, hypothesis formation, experimental design of transdisciplinary protocols, interaction of engineering, medicine and basic sciences techniques in problem solving, data anal​ysis, and conclusion development.

The presence of a transdisciplinary team is conducive to the diversification of the knowledge of all the trainees / students providing the depth and breadth of the technology necessary to solve complex medical problems. Orthopaedic faculty are integral partners on the various research projects allowing for further incorporation of the transdisciplinary perspective in the research.

The laboratories in the Bioengineering Division maintain an open door policy for residents and students from other departments or campuses who can improve or benefit their professional training by exposure gained while working with us.

The Bioengineering Division includes the following labs:


Core Laboratories

Machine Shop
A fully-equipped machine shop for construction of custom experimental set-ups for human, animal, and biomechanical research is available to support all projects conducted in the Bioengineering Center. The shop is staffed with a full-time operator with 20 years experience.

Bioinstrumentation Laboratory
An electronic facility is available for design and construction of one-of-a-kind / custom instrumentation such as special sensors, amplifiers, stimulators, interfaces, etc. to be used in any of the projects conducted in the center. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for electronics design such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, signal generators, multi-functional meters, PC design and fabrication, etc.



Maureen Welch - Lab Coordinator II
University of Colorado Denver Bioengineering Division
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - School of Medicine
12800 East 19th Avenue
Mailstop 8343 PO Box 6511
RC1 North Room 2103
Aurora, CO, 80045

Phone: 303.724.0383
Fax: 303.724.0394