Using pressure to perturb folded proteins, biotechnology researcher Catherine Royer will explore the path of a protein from its unfolded to folded state, advancing our ability to optimize proteins for industrial and pharmaceutical applications.
The sleep/wake cycle of our circadian rhythm is a familiar concept, but less well known is that a circadian clock – a series of molecular events – can be found in nearly every living cell, from microbes to humans.
New research shows that a single conserved mechanism governs the movement of two structurally distinct variants of kinesin-14 – a class of molecular motors that moves materials and facilitates chromosomal separation within cells.
Rensselaer alumnus and chief executive officer of OptumLabs Paul A. Bleicher, M.D., Ph.D. (B.S. ’76), has been selected as the 2015 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.3 million to Ryan Gilbert, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer, to support research that could give hope to the thousands of Americans who sustain life-changing spinal cord injuries each year.
Linking computation with experimentation, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have shown that proteins can be engineered to fold more quickly and achieve greater stability by optimizing surface charges.
The Jefferson Project at Lake George - an ambitious research project using Big Data and analytics technology - is entering a new phase of data capture and analysis.