Preparing Biotechnology Leaders

At the heart of the Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies is our full commitment to preparing the next generation of groundbreaking scientists who will lead us into a healthier future.

Working side by side with innovative and inventive faculty, our students are involved in vigorous investigations into everything from regenerative materials to next-generation biopharmaceuticals.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are exposed to cutting-edge methodologies that harness the power of existing biotechnologies, while pushing the envelope to create promising new ones. By advancing the boundaries of scientific knowledge, our students emerge as fully realized biotechnology leaders who will devise and create solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

Professor and three students review lab data on a ipad


Undergraduate Research

Opportunities for independent study fellowships are available for students at all levels of undergraduate study at RPI.


Male student using a pipette in the lab


Graduate Research Opportunities

Through the CBIS, students can benefit from the guidance of outstanding faculty members who represent eight different university departments.


Female student working at a microscrope

Workforce Development

Workforce Development

CBIS is taking a leadership role in developing cutting-edge programs that deliver the critical knowledge and skills our industry partners require.


Student in a lab working with a syringe

K-12 Research

K-12 Research Education

CBIS invites high school classrooms to visit our facility for lectures and in-laboratory experiences. Our faculty, post-docs and current students explain what brought them into the field and what opportunities they are pursuing and why.


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