• A $15.7 million grant from the Atlanta-based Marcus Foundation has helped launch a new Georgia Institute of Technology research center

  • Scientists Demonstrate Basics of Nucleic Acid Computing Inside Cells

  • “Bursting” Cells Gain the Brain’s Attention for Life-or-Death Decisions

  • Petit Institute researcher published twice in same journal

  • Looking Back 3.8 Billion Years into the Root of the “Tree of Life”

  • HyPer-Tau Provides Spatially-resolved Hydrogen Peroxide Sensing in Cells

  • Before the Chicken and the Egg

  • Download the White Paper

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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.


2016 Suddath Award Winner Presentation
""Developing Microfluidic Approaches to Solve Longstanding Hematologic Questions" - Jordan Ciciliano,...
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
2016 Suddath Symposium - Mechanobiology of the Cell
A two day symposium focusing on the latest research relating to the mechanobiology of the cell.
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Petit Institute Seminar
Fascinating NMR Structures of DNA Beyond Double Helix - Janez Plavec, Ph.D - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Physics: It's What's Happening Inside Your Body Right Now
Researchers have shown that the relative softness of white blood cells determines whether they remain in a...
Petit Institute Adds Brainpower
New faculty added to community of multidisciplinary researchers
Professor Pamela Peralta-Yahya selected 2016 Kavli Fellow
Professor Pamela Peralta-Yahya was selected as a 2016 Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences.

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