Rensselaer’s research constellations are endowed faculty-run centers for collaborative research. Each constellation is led by one to three world-class faculty members in a particular research field. CBIS innovated this organizational structure to bring ground-breaking faculty together to perform multidisciplinary research. The constellations encourage blue-sky thinking with highly targeted research.
Rensselaer has supported the creation of four research Constellations in CBIS that build on existing research strengths:
- Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering
- Biocomputation and Bioinformatics
- Functional Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
- Integrated Systems Biology
Each Constellation consists of both senior and junior faculty, and students and postdoctoral scientists from multiple backgrounds and departments.