• BRAIN Initiative - Craig Forest and Garrett Stanley among part of first wave of NIH funding

  • Platelets modulate clotting behavior by “feeling” their surroundings

    Findings of new study could influence design of medical devices, to help reduce clotting.
  • Havva Keskin and Francesca Storici - New study shows that RNA from within cells of a common yeast can serve as a template for repairing DNA

  • Johnna Temenoff named Co-director of Center for Regenerative Engineering and Medicine

  • Todd Streelman - New study helps explain the genetic basis for the incredible diversity among cichlid fishes and provides new information about vertebrate evolution.

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience

The Petit Institute has revolutionized the term "interdisciplinary research," and has become internationally recognized for its ability to tackle complex research problems by brining engineering and scientists together. It has grown to include 160 faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines, which has played a vital role in building its dynamic culture.

Research Focus Areas


Study shows how breast cancer cells break free to spread in the body
A new study has identified how one important gene helps cancer cells break free from the primary tumor.
Prausnitz named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Mark Prausnitz, a ChBE faculty member, has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)....
Molecular “hats” allow in vivo activation of disguised signaling peptides
Using molecular "hats," researchers have developed a way to sneak biomaterials containing the signaling...


Breakfast Club Seminar
"Biomaterials for Immunoengineering" - Julia Babensee, PhD - Georgia Tech
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Ebola Modeling Workshop
A two day rapid response workshop - registration deadline January 14th
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bioengineering Seminar Series
"Topics in Reproductive Biomechanics: Transplacental Transport of Glucose and Biomechanics of Breastfeeding" -...
11:00 am - 12:00 pm