Institute for Cellular Engineering
Susan Roberts directs the Institute for Cellular Engineering (ICE), an NSF-sponsored IGERT Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst aimed at creating an interdisciplinary environemnt for the advancement of cellular engineering-based research. Engineering cellular form and function is the basis for many ventures in the biomedical and biotechnology industries, including design of bioremediation processes, generation of artificial organs/tissues, production of biologics from cell culture, design of new and improved protein-based pharmaceuticals and targeted drug delivery.
Additionally, completion of the program now grants students a Graduate Certificate in Cellular Engineering in addition to a graduate degree from their home department.
Publications Relevant to Interdisciplinary Graduate Training
Roberts SC, Passonno SD, Bhatia SR. (2009) Interdisciplinary training in cellular engineering at UMass Amherst: The Institute for Cellular Engineering (ICE) REU Program at UMass Amherst. Proceedings of the IEEE: 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, 323-324. IEEE
Passonno SD, Bhatia SR, Roberts SC. (2009) Graduate training in cellular engineering at UMass Amherst: The Institute for Cellular Engineering (ICE) IGERT program. Proceedings of the IEEE: 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, 268-269. IEEE