The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa can thrive in environments as different as the moist, warm tissue in our lungs, and the dry, nutrient-deprived surface of an office wall. How does Pseudomonas survive in so many environments?  ...read more
A $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will support and expand the Biomolecular Sciences and Engineering Training Program at Rensselaer. ...read more
The spotlight will be on the biotech industry at the Capital Region Biotechnology Innovation Day on Friday, September 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. ...read more
Rensselaer once again ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest rank for the Institute in the last 11 years. ...read more
From strategic marketing decisions, to material fabrication, to bio-imaging for musculoskeletal research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is welcoming new experts in research as 13 professors join the faculty in the 2016-17 academic year. ...read more

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Diana Bogorodskaya, a graduate student in Biological Sciences pursuing her PhD research in the Ligon lab, has been accepted to the NSF BIO 2017: I-Corps Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop at California State University in San Diego.  This highly competitive workshop gives participants the opportunity to work with industry professionals to learn about biotechnology commercialization and explore entrepreneurial opportunities that build on basic research.
Dr. Jennifer Hurley recently gave a plenary talk at a mini symposium entitled “Interdisciplinary Views of Chronobiology” in Santiago at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile November 28, 2016. Five experts in the field of chronobiology including Dr. Hurley were invited to present their varied perspectives on Chronobiological research and how the field is advancing. The inaugural symposium is the first in a series and was organized to expose and encourage graduate students in Chile to think about research from an international and interdisciplinary standpoint. Dr.
“A recent ASBMB Today article discussed the results of a collaboration between the labs of George Makhatadze of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Nadia Roan of the University of California, San Francisco. The paper, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, discussed the ability of a small molecule gallic acid to reduce HIV infectivity associated with protein aggregates found in semen.
Dr. Jennifer Hurley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has just received an award through an U01 cooperative agreement funded by the Department of Defense and the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering titled, “Multiscale Modeling of Circadian Rhythms”.  The total award is $3,932,000 with Dr. Hurley’s funding at $580,000.  The lead PI is Dr. William Cannon of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with Drs.
Matt Schuler, post-doctoral research associate in the Rick Relyea Lab, recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a study about how lizards might respond to a changing climate in different types of landscapes.

In the News

  • MIT provost returns to alma mater RPI as next president

    November 30, 2021 -

    The provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who completed his bachelor’s degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is returning to the New York school as its next president.

  • Michigan struggles to find snowplow drivers as labor shortages loom

    November 11, 2021 -

    Scientists like Rick Relyea, executive director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute in New York, think that reducing the amounts of salt will be the best way to reduce the harm it causes the environment.

  • Advice on how to get enough sleep as the seasons change

    October 25, 2021 -

    There are a lot of tips and tricks out there for getting a good night’s sleep, but researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute say there are also some factors out of our control. Spectrum News 1 reporter Melissa Steininger spoke with Associate Professor Jennifer Hurley to find out what's keeping us up.