CBIS News and Events

News & Events

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.

Rensselaer Receives $498,000 Grant To Support High School STEM Education

New York State Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM) has awarded a four-year $498,000 grant to Rensselaer to support Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) training for high school students.


World Economic Forum Recognizes Professor Peter Tessier as One of 30 Top Young Scientists

The World Economic Forum recently honored Professor Peter Tessier with a 2014 Young Scientist award for his contributions to advance the frontiers of science, engineering, and technology in areas of high societal impact.

NY CAP Research Alliance Showcases Success and Impact of Regional Collaboration

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

Ravi Kane Named Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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).

Celebrating 100 Years of Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer

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 Campus to Attend The State of the Institute Address and CBE100 Celebration

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. 

CBIS 10th Anniversary Celebration Symposium

The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a symposium on the intersection of engineering, biomedicine, and healthcare on Sept. 10.

CBIS Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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