Key Hallmarks of IBB
Rice's IBB fosters cross-disciplinary research and education programs encompassing the biological, chemical, and engineering disciplines. Today, one hundred and eight faculty members representing all of Rice's science and engineering departments are affiliated with the institute. These researchers work across departmental boundaries in areas where movement from basic science discovery to practical applications occurs with amazing speed: protein-based blood substitutes, non-rejectable replacement materials for bone or organ transplants, synthetic cell fabrication, engineered tissues, heart and cancer diagnostic tools and treatments, nutritional formulations, and targeted drug delivery systems. In addition to its strong research focus, IBB offers a summer academy program for high school students, research opportunites for undergraduate students, as well as training and professional development programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. With its relocation to the university's new BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC), specifically designed to foster collaborations with other institutions in the Texas Medical Center, IBB is at the forefront of discoveries that hold extraordinary promise for practical applications to human health.
IBB Supports its Sponsors
In addition to free admission to all IBB events, IBB Sponsors will also receive: free luncheon or meeting with IBB faculty member associated with your company's research interest; and display of your company's logo at IBB events (as well as mentions on the IBB web site).
If you are interested in becoming an IBB Sponsor and have questions, please email IBB's Executive Director, Dr. Paul Cherukuri, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-348-8159.
Drs. Jane Grande-Allen and Paul Cherukuri are joined by Drs. James M. Tour and James T. Willerson at the IBB's 30th Anniversary celebration.