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

CBIS 10th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LIVE broadcast

The New York Capital Region Research Alliance today showcased leading-edge biomedical research resulting from the unprecedented regional collaboration between Albany Medical Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University at Albany.

Nanobiotechnology expert Ravi Kane, the P.K. Lashmet Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named head of the university’s Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE).

To celebrate a century of impact and accomplishments in chemical and biological engineering, and to look ahead at the challenges on the horizon, Rensselaer will host a series of events, meetings, and seminars.

President Jackson invites you to attend The State of the Institute address on Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the EMPAC Theater, and to attend the celebration of 100 years of chemical engineering at Rensselaer on Saturday, October 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the CBIS Auditorium.