Labs @ NIBIB

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) at NIBIB combines basic, translational, and clinical science to fulfill NIBIB's mission and advance knowledge in imaging and bioengineering research. The IRP also actively supports and maintains a diverse biomedical workforce and has developed valuable training programs in related fields. All of the NIBIB laboratories are located on the NIH campus. Click on the below links to learn more about labs and trans-NIH resources hosted by NIBIB.

IDEAS collaborates with NIH intramural researchers and provides engineering expertise for biomedical and clinical research driven technology development.

The BETA Center is a NIH-wide resource that brings a focused engineering approach to accelerate the development, validation and dissemination of cutting-edge technologies to address urgent national and global healthcare needs.

The AIM facility is a trans-NIH shared resource that houses, operates, disseminates, and improves prototype optical imaging systems developed at the NIH.

BEPS is a trans-NIH shared resource that supports IRP basic and clinical scientists on applying engineering, physics, imaging, measurement and analysis.

The LCIMB develops new approaches for determining the organization, structure, and interactions of organelles and macromolecular assemblies.

The DMA develops methods for studying reversible interactions of biological macromolecules in solution and at surfaces to understand biological binding events.

The Laboratory on Quantitative Medical Imaging develops methods to derive biomarkers from data acquired by non-invasive imaging techniques.

The ICF develops methods, for incorporating radionuclides and fluorophores into molecules, and new imaging tools for studying biologically important processes.

The Section on Biophotonics develops probes and techniques for use in diffraction limited and sub-diffraction limited fluorescence imaging of cells and tissues.

The Section on Immuno-Engineering develops immune-active biomaterials for regenerative medicine and seeks to understand how the immune system interacts with biomaterials.

The Section on Mechanobiology develops and utilizes advanced Atomic Force Microscopy technologies for cellular and tissue mechanics studies.

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NIBIB has established the Center for Biomedical Engineering Technology Acceleration—BETA Center, a new intramural research program to solve a range of medicine’s most pressing problems. The BETA Center will serve the wider NIH intramural research program as a biotechnology resource and catalyst for NIH research discoveries.
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NIBIB researchers and their collaborators introduce several novel image restoration strategies that create sharp images with significantly reduced processing time and computing power.
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NIBIB Intramural Research Program labs collaborate with other NIH researchers on tackle engineering challenges.
March 3, 2022
Bioengineers at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) are asking big questions—and striking up trans-NIH collaborations to answer them. And by joining forces with researchers across NIH’s intramural research program (IRP), they’re moving discovery into entirely new places. Read more at the NIH Catalyst.
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A team of NIH microscopists and computer scientists used a type of artificial intelligence called a neural network to obtain clearer pictures of cells at work even with extremely low, cell-friendly light levels.