• NSF supports lab’s cutting edge biomedical research

  • Neuro Design Suite - Newest core facility giving researchers unprecedented access to the brain

  • Seeds of Collaboration - Petit Institute program awards new interdisciplinary research

  • Sharing Knowledge, Building Community - Regenerative Medicine Workshop draws international crowd to Hilton Head

  • 3D structure solved for vulnerable region of glaucoma-causing protein

  • Easy on the eyes: How eyelash length keeps your eyes healthy

  • A new collaboration has led to a new non-invasive method to image simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) replication in real-time, in vivo

  • From college classmates to co-owners of a manufacturing startup, Ken Gall & Kurt Jacobus are improving surgery success rates one patient at a time.

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 bringing engineering and scientists together. It has grown to include 169 faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines, which has played a vital role in building its dynamic culture.

Research Focus Areas


SAPH-ire Helps Scientists Prioritize Protein Modification Research
New informatics technology analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein...
Taylor Wins Nerem Award
Ph.D. student from Weitz lab continuing his research in Germany
Ronghu Wu Earns CAREER Award
National Science Foundation supporting lab’s cutting edge research


The Business of Regenerative Medicine: Cells at Work
3 day comprehensive and informative course on the business of regenerative medicine
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bioengineering Seminar Series
"Multiscale Patient-specific Systems Biology" - Scott L. Diamond, Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Breakfast Club Seminar
Hanjoong Jo, Ph.D. - Emory University & Georgia Tech
8:30 am - 9:30 am