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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

NIH Funds Molecular-Level Exploration of Heart Muscle

Biologist Douglas Swank is working to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the human heart with help from an unexpected source – the tiny Drosophila, commonly known as the fruit fly.

Making Old Bones New Again

A new study from biomedical engineers at Rensselaer is the first to demonstrate how the compound PTB can dissolve the sugary impurities within bone tissue that cause our femurs, fibulas, and other bones to become more fragile with age.

Peter Tessier Named Richard Baruch Professor

Protein engineering expert Peter Tessier has been named the Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Researchers Develop New Method of Fatty Acid Production

A team of researchers led by metabolic engineer Mattheos Koffas has developed a technique to more efficiently produce large quantities of the fatty acids that form the basis of compounds used in biofuels, medicine, and commodity chemical production.

3-D Printed Tissues Advance Stem Cell Research

Tissue engineering and vascular biology expert Guohao Dai has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.

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