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The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies is the physical embodiment of Rensselaer’s commitment to create an atmosphere for transformational research that will generate new models for the academic research university.

As a place where students and faculty engage in research at the intersection of technology and the life sciences, engineering sciences, and technology development, the center opens new pathways to innovation, discovery, and ultimately, to commercial application.

Major Research Thrusts

  • Human Health
  • Biocatalysis
  • Molecular Bioprocessing
  • Biocomputation and Bioinformatics
  • Bio-Based Energy