The Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer

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...

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

Bring your kid to Biotech

to have fun doing

experiments!!!!

When: Friday April 10th, 10:30 am- 12:00 pm

Where: Biotech 2nd floor (by the Bruggeman Conf.Room)

Who: Kids in Elementary School

RSVP by April 3rd at Lopezm4@rpi.edu  (spaces are limited!!)

Awarded the ISSLS Prize from the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine and the journal SPINE

Master’s degree students studying business at Rensselaer are taking their academic knowledge to the next level by learning to identify commercialization pathways for lab research discoveries and inventions. 

Professor Juergen Hahn has received a $2 million NIH grant to investigate the use of transplanted regulatory T cells (Tregs) in reducing inflammation in diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, which currently has no known viable treatment options.