The Omenn-Darling Bioengineering Institute (ODBI) is an interdisciplinary research center building a vibrant community of faculty, students, postdocs, staff and partners, with research focusing on cellular, device and computational bioengineering, all under one roof. ODBI is working to unlock fundamental discoveries in the life sciences and apply engineering principles to pressing human needs.

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