CBIS researcher with instrument

About the Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS)

The Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) is a hub for collaborations among researchers in the life sciences, physical science, informatics, bioengineering, data modeling, bioimaging, engineering, lighting systems, architecture, business, the arts, and media technologies. Researchers find here a way to work on pressing global challenges together. Our research portfolio includes ground-breaking work in:

  • Diseases and Disease Mitigation (COVID-19, Alzheimer’s Cancer, Diabetes, Regenerative Medicine)
  • Energy, Water and Food (CO2 Sequestration)
  • Technology (Bioimaging)
  • Advanced Manufacturing (Biopharmaceuticals)

Training the Next Generation of Interdisciplinary Researchers. We collaborate with all five Institute schools to enable education and training in biotechnology and interdisciplinary studies. Graduate, undergraduate, and post-doctoral students can participate in:

Facilities and Equipment. We offer eight state-of-the-art Core Facilities totally 218,000 sq ft. These facilities suport our own stellar faculty, students, visiting faculty, and postdoctoral fellows in conducting groundbreaking investigations. Facilities are also available to other university researchers and to commercial enterprises.

Industry Collaborations. Institute researchers and Centers work with industry through individual collaborations, advanced biomanufacturing explorations through the National Institute for Innovation in Biopharmaceuticals, and collaborations in medicine and biotechnology with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.