• 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.
  • Joshua Weitz and his team use theoretical biology to study how microbial infection takes place and which viruses actually infect microbes. Further studies involve what happens to the nutrients that aren't passed up the food chain when the microbe dies of infection.

Recent News

Monica’s research will focus on a systems biology approach towards the developing of a malaria vaccine. Using gene expression profiling of the human immune response to malaria vaccination, Monica hopes to investigate the safety and efficacy of vaccines, along with the most effective strategies of vaccine implementation. 

Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 12:05pm.

Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who were honored at the 2014 Faculty  and Staff Honors Luncheon on April 11.

Posted on Apr 14 2014 - 11:12am.

Fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor were less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs, according to a new study.

The study confirms laboratory experiments showing that the behavior of reef fishes can be seriously affected by increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the ocean. The new study is the first to analyze the sensory impairment of fish from COseeps, where pH is similar to what climate models forecast for surface waters by the turn of the century.

Posted on Apr 14 2014 - 9:55am.

Research in the Gaucher group provides evolutionary insights into why humans develop gout. By inferring and resurrecting ancient sequences for an enzyme called uricase, the group was able to determine when and why the enzyme stop functioning in apes (including humans) while remaining functional in most other mammals. See the following link for an insightful article written by National Geographic: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/17/a-resurrected-cretaceous-answer-to-the-disease-of-kings/

Posted on Mar 24 2014 - 7:32am.

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