About the Institute

The Institute for Cellular Engineering Technologies (iCET) is a partnership between the McCormick School of Engineering, Feinberg School of Medicine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. We focus on fundamental and applied research to develop the next generation of cellular engineering technologies that will enable new capabilities for understanding and controlling cellular processes. iCET researchers are developing engineered tools and systems for cell manipulation and analysis, using gene editing tools for generation of patient-specific cells, generating platforms for cell co-cultures for modeling disease, and using system analysis for understanding inter-cellular networks and cell-cell interactions. The Institute is building an innovation ecosystem to educate tomorrow’s innovators and entrepreneurs, advance fundamental knowledge in cell biology, and develop technologies that when translated to industry will revolutionize human health, synthetic biology, materials, energy, and the environment.