• From college classmates to co-owners of a manufacturing startup, Ken Gall & Kurt Jacobus are improving surgery success rates one patient at a time.

  • A new collaboration has led to a new non-invasive method to image simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) replication in real-time, in vivo

  • Georgia Tech and Micron Biomedical have been awarded $2.5 million to advance the development of dissolvable microneedle patches for polio immunization

  • Easy on the eyes: How eyelash length keeps your eyes healthy

  • NFL honors Georgia Tech-Emory team for brain injury detection system

  • Fish use chemical camouflage from diet to hide from predators

  • Study shows how breast cancer cells break free to spread in the body

  • Molecular “hats” allow in vivo activation of disguised signaling peptides

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 160 faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines, which has played a vital role in building its dynamic culture.

Research Focus Areas


Snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders
Researchers who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on...
Petit Faculty Win Sigma Xi Awards
Borodovsky and Storici honored by Scientific Research Society
Helping people to stand on their own two feet
Entrepreneurs find fulfillment in helping surgical patients through proprietary technology


Bioengineering Seminar Series
"Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Modeling Engineered Cartilage Growth and Optimizing Culture Conditions...
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Health Tech Startup Seminar Series
"From Benchtop to Startup" - Harold Solomon - Georgia Tech VentureLab
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Breakfast Club Seminar
"Smells Like Home: How Chemical Cues Influence Important Decisions on Coral Reefs" - Danielle Dixson, PhD -...
8:30 am - 9:30 am