The Petit Institute is home to several research centers. Our role is to provide infrastructure to support these centers, thereby alleviating the need for each to maintain their own staff and resources.
The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience acts as an incubator for a variety of research activities and was built to tackle complex medical research problems using an interdisciplinary approach.
The Petit Institute's research builds on the functional academic disciplines represented by the participating schools at Georgia Tech and focuses on both core areas of science and engineering, as well as selected healthcare applications.
Specific diseases that are being impacted by the research conducted in the Petit Institute include heart disease, diabetes, cancer, infectious diseases, and neural injury, to name a few.