The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute interweaves life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering into the fields of biotechnology and medicine, opening exciting new pathways to innovation and discovery. From complex biological networks to nanoscale assemblies that mimic biological processes, CBIS is a powerhouse of academic and research advancement. More than 200 CBIS scientists and engineers are working here to uncover the molecular basis of biological mechanisms and disease, using biological systems as the basis for new therapeutics, and developing new cellular niches critical in tissue regeneration. more...
The Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer
Over Ten Years
- 40 Faculty
- 200 Ph.D.s Granted
- 1,000 Undergrads Trained
- 2,000 Peer-Reviewed Publications
- 30,000 Citations (ISI)
- $130MExternal Grant Funding
News & Events
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a symposium on the intersection of engineering, biomedicine, and healthcare on Sept. 10.
Biologist Douglas Swank is working to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the human heart with help from an unexpected source – the tiny Drosophila, commonly known as the fruit fly.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A new study from biomedical engineers at Rensselaer is the first to demonstrate how the compound PTB can dissolve the sugary impurities within bone tissue that cause our femurs, fibulas, and other bones to become more fragile with age.
In the News
RPI biotechnology center celebrates first decadeSeptember 12, 2014 -
TROY >> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s $100 million Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, now 10 years old, began as a vision shared by RPI President Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson in her 1999 inaugural address.
Decade of growth in RPI biotech unitSeptember 10, 2014 -
It was 15 years ago that newly inauguratedRensselaer Polytechnic Institute PresidentShirley Ann Jackson called for the creation of a biotechnology institute that would draw on multiple disciplines to produce breakthroughs in health and medicine.
Rensselaer's Center for Biotechnology andInterdisciplinary Studies, which opened its doors five years later, will celebrate its 10th anniversary Wednesday.
Scientists use 3D printed tissue to study cellsJuly 24, 2014 -
Scientist Guohao Dai, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the U.S, has won the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for his research into making replicated human tissues using 3D printing.
Research & Constellations
CBIS is conducting groundbreaking research in:
CBIS has four endowed Constellations: