• 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


Molecular Artistry
Science illustrator Irving Geis shed light on an unseen world
Tiny needles offer potential new treatment for two major eye diseases
Needles almost too small to be seen with the unaided eye could be the basis for new treatment options for...
NFL honors Georgia Tech-Emory team for brain injury detection system
Georgia Tech-Emory team wins award from NFL for brain injury detection system.


Festival of Research Ideas in Cancer Biology & Technology
Poster fair to see and discuss cancer research with local experts and students
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bioinformatics Seminar
"Genomic Landscape of Gene Regulatory Potential: Applications in Functional and Cancer Genomics" - Vsevolod J....
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Physics Seminar
"Mathematical Models of the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa: Principles, Predictions, and Control" -...
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm