• Coral reefs are remarkable ecosystems, with species richness and biodiversity that rivals tropical rain forests. Reefs also are important economic resources, protecting coastlines, providing the backbone for islands, nurseries of commercial fisheries, and sustainable ecotourism. However, like rain forests, coral reefs worldwide are under increasing stress from multiple threats. In the Georgia Tech Starter project Dr. David Garton studies new hazards to coral reef health.
  • The Engineered Biosystems Building at Georgia Tech will provide 200,000 square feet of multidisciplinary research space to accommodate expansion of the Institute's biomedical research enterprise. The facility will provide infrastructure for research focused on understanding disease and improving human health through an interdisciplinary approach to complex living systems.
  • Jeffrey Skolnick, Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Systems Biology

Recent News

Dr. Joel Kostka, a Professor jointly appointed in Biology and Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, was recently awarded $1.0 million in research grants by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study the microbially-mediated carbon cycle in boreal or northern peatlands. Peatlands sequester one-third of all soil carbon and currently act as major sinks of atmospheric CO2.

Posted on Aug 22 2014 - 6:40am.

A new study, published in Hepatology, from Chong Shin's lab shows the regenerative capacity of liver cells. 

Posted on Jul 24 2014 - 10:45am.

Congratulations to Dr. Greg Gibson for being awarded a T32 training grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science.  Titled, "Computational Biology and Predictive Health”, the grant will bridge Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering and Computer Science through the support of 4 graduate students each year over the five funding period.  The Executive Committee for the grant includes Greg Gibson, Melissa Kemp, King Jordan and Nicoleta Serban.

Posted on Jul 23 2014 - 3:35pm.


  • CSSB
    Center for the Study of Systems Biology
    Recognized by most experts in the field as the future of biology, Systems Biology seeks to understand how complex living systems interact with each other so that we can diagnose and treat disorders such as cancer.
  • Faculty
    Aquatic Chemical Ecology Center
    At Georgia Tech we have organized a diverse group of ecologists, chemists, sensory biologists, engineers, and quantitative modelers, to focus on chemical cues that many organisms use for to make basic survival decisions.
  • Faculty
    Center for Biologically Inspired Design
    CBID is an interdisciplinary center for research and development of design solutions that occur in biological processes.
  • Faculty
    Center for Integrative Genomics
    The Center for Integrative Genomics at Georgia Tech is a virtual affiliation of researchers interested in the application of genome-wide research strategies to diverse biological themes.
  • Graduate
    Integrated Cancer Research Center
    The mission of the ICRC is to facilitate integration of the diversity of technological, computational, scientific and medical expertise at Georgia Tech and partner institutions in a coordinated effort to develop improved cancer diagnostics and therapeutics.
  • Faculty
    Center for NanoMAD
    Our mission is to develop new technologies for detecting, monitoring and controlling self-assembled macromolecular complexes at various levels, including their pathogenic consequences, biological roles and evolutionary origins.