PBL Runs the Pi Mile!

PBL ran the Pi Mile on Team IBB this year!

Congratulations Dr. Phoebe Welch and Dr. Mighten Yip!

In a rather memorable day in PBL history, we had two defenses on one day — April 14, 2023! Congratulations to both Dr. Welch and Dr. Yip!

Congrats Mercedes and Mike!

Many current and former PBL members were able to celebrate together in Chicago as one of our graduate students, Mercedes, just got married!

A Very PBL Wedding – Congrats Ilya and Sitara!

Congratulations to former PBL members Ilya and Sitara on their wedding! This wedding was a particularly special day for our lab because the bride, groom, officiant, two of the groomsmen, and 2 of the guests are all either current or former PBL members!

President Ángel Cabrera Visits PBL!

President Cabrera stopped by the lab for a tour and was impressed by our neuroscience research as well as learning about the conception of the Inventure Prize, Invention Studio, and Create-X program. He even tweeted about @patcherBot on Twitter!

Mighten Yip Awarded Above and Beyond Entrepreneurship Award

Congratulations to Mighten Yip for winning the Above and Beyond Entrepreneurship Award! Mighten is not only the CEO of a startup company, Neuromatic Devices, but he has also been spearheading the Atlanta chapter of Nucleate and involved with University Bioconnect events for promoting entrepreneurship in the local community!

Bo Yang Awarded Above and Beyond Service Award

Congratulations to Bo Yang, our research scientist, who won the 2022 IBB Above and Beyond Staff Award this year! Bo has been not only been instrumental in our own lab, but he has also helped train researchers from a myriad of labs across IBB!

PBL and Rowan Lab Awarded $3.8M NIH Grant for Precision Robotics

Our lab won a $3.8M NIH grant in collaboration with the Rowan Lab at Emory University to use the patcherBot for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) research. We plan to explore the role of parvalbumin interneurons in AD progression. You can read more here.


PBL Visits Washington D.C.

Mohamed, Mercedes, Phoebe, and Mighten visited Colby and Athena in Washington DC over the summer!

Georgia Tech Selected as NIH Cell Characterization Hub

“The Georgia Institute of Technology has been selected as the in-depth cell characterization platform hub for the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP). Established under the 21st Century Cures Act, the main goal of the $30 million RMIP is the development of transformative new therapies based on adult stem cells.” The Precision Biosystems Lab will play a key role in this hub with the characterization and measurement of epithelial cells. Read more here!