• How the hawkmoth tracks flowers in the dark has surprising applications for airborne robots.

  • Undergrads drive new cancer-related research from Thomas lab

  • Big advances are coming to the smallest patients. See how Georgia Tech and its partners are improving the lives of children, from home health care to medical devices designed for kids

  • For faculty members and researchers, relocating to Georgia Tech’s new Engineered Biosystems Building is a heavy lift

  • Announcing new graduate program in quantitative biosciences

  • Working to turn the tables on cardiovascular disease

  • Multidisciplinary research team develops portable recognition pipeline

  • Cancer may not be caused by mutations alone

  • SAPH-ire Helps Scientists Prioritize Protein Modification Research

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience

The Petit Institute has revolutionized the term "interdisciplinary research," and has become internationally recognized for its ability to tackle complex research problems by bringing engineering and scientists together. It has grown to include 169 faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines, which has played a vital role in building its dynamic culture.

Research Focus Areas


NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award Funds Pulmonary Fibrosis Research
The NIH has awarded $3.5 million to develop new techniques for tracking and treating pulmonary fibrosis.
Predictive Model Could Help Guide Choices for Breast Cancer Therapies
A new technique could give women and their oncologists more personalized information for choosing breast...
Addressing a Systems-Level Need
Systems Mass Spectrometry core facility opening in EBB


Petit Institute Seminar
'Engineering Stem Cells for Tissue Regeneration from “Outside-in” & “Inside-out:” A Biomaterials- mediated Approach...
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House
Come for hands-on science demonstrations, seminars and lab tours at Georgia Tech's Petit Institute
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Breakfast Club Seminar
"Metabolomics and Molecular Imaging of Complex Biological Systems" - Facundo Fernández, Ph.D. - Georgia Tech
8:30 am - 9:30 am