Rice University logo


The mission of the Institute is to promote cross-disciplinary research and education encompassing the biological, chemical, and engineering disciplines. The Institute represents a unique educational environment in which to prepare students to meet the complex scientific, technological, and ethical challenges we face in the twenty-first century.


Gang Bao (of Bioengineering), spoke on Pediatric Bioengineering
at the first seminar series
event on January 20, 2016.

IBB Spring 2016 Seminar Series

The IBB presents a seminar series this spring celebrating 30 years: 1986-2016.

News and Media

2016 IBB Hamill Innovations Awards Announced

The IBB is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients. »

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training for faculty, postdocs and students. »

Become an IBB Sponsor

Funding IBB would launch new initiatives that create exciting interdisciplinary groups at the forefront of biosciences and bioengineering. »

more news and media »

Department Highlights

2015 IBB Travel Grant, BRC Collaborative Prize Winners2015 IBB Travel Grant, BRC Collaborative Prize Winners
The 2015 winners were announced on January 13, 2016. »

2016 Undergraduate Summer Research and Opportunities Fair2016 Undergraduate Summer Research and Opportunities Fair
IBB co-sponsored this fair with the Center for Civic Leadership. »

2015 IBB Hamill Innovations Awards2015 IBB Hamill Innovations Awards
Now in its tenth year, the IBB is pleased to announce the recipients of their Hamill Innovations Awards. »

Girls STEM InitiativeGirls STEM Initiative
An extensive preparatory program designed to immerse economically disadvantaged high school girls in biomedical research. »

Beckman Scholars ProgramBeckman Scholars Program
IBB welcomes the 2014 recipients of the Beckman Scholars Program, Steven Martinez and Dante Zakhidov. »

See more Highlights »


Wednesday, June 1, 2016
NSF REU Summer Internships in BioNetworks & BioXFEL Begin!
Monday, June 6, 2016
Science Academy of South Texas (High School) Internship Begins!
Thursday, June 9, 2016
IBB Special Seminar
Robert C. Robbins, President & CEO, Texas Medical Center
12-1pm, BRC 280

Sunday, June 18, 2016
Girls STEM Initiative Begins!