Three More for the Petit Institute

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The Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience has grown again, adding three new faculty members to its community of world-class researchers.

Joining the team are Frank Hammond III, Annalise Paaby, and Denis Tsygankov.

Hammond, who joined the Georgia Institute of Technology last year, completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Harvard University’s biorobotics and macrobiotics labs. Now an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, his research focuses on the design and control of adaptive robotic manipulation (ARM) systems.

Paaby, assistant professor in the School of Biology, came to Georgia Tech last summer following her postdoctoral work at New York University. Her lab explores major questions in evolution and quantitative genetics. Current projects include exploring how cryptic alleles in embryogenesis depend on genetic background, how development evolves over time, and the role of molecular mechanisms in trait determination and evolution. 

Tsygankov is an assistant professor in the Coulter Department and directs the Integrative Systems Biology Lab, where his current research is focused on integrating experimental and computational methods (involving modeling, simulating, and novel computer vision techniques) to understand complex multi-scale physiological processes including vasculogenesis, morphogenesis, and wound healing.

Now with more than 180 faculty members, the Petit Institute is an internationally recognized hub of multidisciplinary research, where engineers and scientists are working on solving some of the world’s most challenging health issues. With 17 research centers and more than $24 million invested in state-of-the-art core facilities, the Petit Institute is translating scientific discoveries into game-changing solutions to solve real-world problems.



Jerry Grillo
Communications Officer II
Parker H. Petit Institute for
Bioengineering and Bioscience


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