World-class researchers from around the world are partnering with Carle Illinois to develop the world’s first research-intensive, engineering-based college of medicine.


Carle Illinois students work hand-in-hand with world-class researchers to receive high-touch guidance and mentorship during their training. As students encounter health care’s greatest challenges, they bring their ideas to the lab, work closely with Research Mentors, and develop high-impact solutions for the world.

Beckman Institute, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


As a Carle Illinois student, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities where you will learn and transform your ideas into solutions that improve the health of our diverse global population.

Health Maker Lab

Dream it. Make it. The Health Maker Lab at Illinois is a network of fabrication labs where the only limit to harnessing technology to improve human health is your imagination. Carle Illinois students will bring their ideas to life by engineering new solutions to global health challenges through forward design and synthesis of frontier molecules, cells, tissues and systems that translate to improving human health and well-being.

Molecular Prosthetics

Molecular prosthetics are small molecules that can replace missing proteins. These molecules can be used to treat diseases caused by protein deficiencies like anemia, cystic fibrosis and heart disease.

Martin Burke

Professor Marty Burke and his research group focus on the synthesis and study of small molecules with protein-like functions.

Sepsis Research

By using blood samples and vital sign data from electronic medical records, a team of Illinois researchers was able to identify five key biomarkers to predict sepsis in patients. The biomarker measurements were found to be as predictive as monitoring a patient’s vital signs for hours, time that is crucial for treatment.

Rashid Bashir, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rashid Bashir

Professor Rashid Bashir’s research focuses on integrating engineering and technology with biology, from the molecular scale to tissues and systems.

Progenerative Medicine



Gastrointestinal Diseases

Cardiovascular Diseases

Precision Medicine

Population Health