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The Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) is in the business of creating the next—the next collaborative discovery, the next educational opportunity, the next startup company.

We are an incubator for tackling complex research problems by bringing together engineers, scientists, and clinicians to turn discoveries into game-changing solutions. With 19 research centers, 200+ faculty members, and state-of-the-art core facilities, the possibilities for innovation are limitless.


High school education program that raises awareness to the world of engineering, science, and technology 

Bio Launchpad Seminars

Helps GT entrepreneurs learn how to fund and commercialize their technology

Bioengineering Program

One of the three interdisciplinary graduate programs supported by IBB

Core Facilities

The Petit Institute (IBB) is a unique, interdisciplinary research and educational institute composed of state-of-the-art laboratories and globally recognized academic and research engineers and scientists.

In concert with its affiliated centers and faculty, IBB provides access to more than $400M of combined research tools and laboratories for education and technology transfer.

Researchers are encouraged to take advantage of our shared user laboratories, equipment, and expertise, and we welcome you to explore our facilities and the opportunities supported by our buildings and laboratories.


Gigatons of greenhouse gas are trapped under the seafloor, and that’s a good thing. Around the coasts of the continents, where slopes sink down into the sea, tiny cages of ice trap methane gas,…
The Georgia Institute of Technology will lead development of a new generation of cancer tests capable of detecting multiple types of tumors earlier than ever with up to $50 million from President Joe…
A team of clinicians, engineers, and neuroscientists has made a groundbreaking discovery in the field of treatment-resistant depression. By analyzing the brain activity of patients undergoing deep…


"Exploring the Origin of Multicellularity in Real Time: What We've Learned From 5,000 Generations of Laboratory Evolution", William Ratcliff, Ph.D. - Georgia Tech
“Developing Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases” - Ben Vollrath, Ph.D. - Amprion, Inc.
Presentations from Maribel Okiye, Ph.D. Graduate Student, University of Michigan and Sini Nagpa, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow – Greg Gibson, Ph.D., Advisor Georgia Tech
"Fundraising and Licensing Partner Bootcamp" - Dennis Ford, Life Science Nation
"Mechanoreceptor Contributions to Cortical Tactile Feature Representations During Locomotion" - Alan Emanuel, Ph.D. - Emory University School of Medicine