The Engineered Biosystems Building includes facilities designed to be used by multiple research groups. Shown in the Optical Microscopy Core are Haylee Bachman and Aaron Lifland. Part of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, the facility provides users with access to state-of-the-art systems for fast 3-D imaging of live cells and whole organisms. Available in the Core are two PerkinElmer UltraVIEW VoX spinning disk confocal microscopes along with a Carl Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1 microscope. These systems can be used for studying subcellular trafficking, cell migration, embryogenesis and development, deep tissue and organ imaging, whole animal imaging, neurite outgrowth, and more. Photo by Rob Felt.
Laboratory space in the new Engineered Biosystems Building is designed to encourage collaboration, with labs and offices located close together. Shown is the lab of Biomedical Engineering Professor Tom Barker, who is working with his students and postdoctoral fellows to understand how the microenvironment of cells directs their phenotype and initiates pathological programs. Photo by Rob Felt.
In September 2015, Georgia Tech officially opened the Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB). The 219,000 squarefoot facility was designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers who are developing the next bioscience and biotechnology discoveries. More than 140 faculty and nearly 1,000 graduate students from 10 different academic units work in the labs and facilities there. Photo by Josh Meister.
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