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Rensselaer To Host 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) April 17-19. 

Bring Your Kid to Biotech Day

Bring your kid to Biotech

to have fun doing


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!!)

Eric Ledet and Research Team Awarded Prize from the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine

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

Rensselaer Business School Students Learn to Commercialize New Technologies

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. 

Using Transplanted T Cells to Relieve Inflammatory Diseases

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. 

New Knowledge and Innovation Program (KIP) Seed Grant

The new Knowledge and Innovation Program (KIP) of the Rensselaer Office of Research has awarded four grants to spur multidisciplinary research.

Dordick and Linhardt Named Fellows of National Academy of Inventors

Renowned biotechnology innovators Robert Linhardt and Jonathan Dordick have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

A clearer view: Jefferson Project plows through winter to collect more data on Lake George.

The Jefferson Project made the front page of the Sunday Times Union, January 4, 2015.  Read the full article at the Times Union

OMNI-TOMOGRAPHY: ONE CONCEPT FOR EVERYTHING A pioneer in medical imaging pursues his field's holy grail

Engineers are often reluctant to use the word breakthrough. It smacks of marketing hype. Most advances in engineering are incremental. The history of technology is littered with self-proclaimed breakthroughs that turned out less than spectacular.

But believe this: Ge Wang is in pursuit of a breakthrough.

"Radio-Genetics" Triggers Gene Expression with Magnetic Field

A team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rockefeller University is developing a system that would make it possible to remotely control biological targets in living animals — rapidly, without wires, implants, or drugs. 

Professors Berman, Garde, and Wang Selected as 2014 AAAS Fellows

Rensselaer professors Francine Berman and Ge Wang and Dean of Engineering Shekhar Garde have been named fellows of AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society.