The NSF has awarded a 1.7 million grant to George Makhatadze for research to help understand the speed at which proteins fold and unfold.
A team including Rensselaer researchers have discovered that a specific gene may play a major role in the development of a life-threatening birth defect.
With support from the DOE, researchers are expanding a successful research program to uncover the workings of the photosynthetic protein, Photosystem II.
Richard Gross has joined Rensselaer as a chair in the Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering Constellation and professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
Peter Dinolfo, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the School of Science, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.
Engineering researchers have developed a new method to kill deadly pathogenic bacteria, including listeria, in food handling and packaging.
New research is seeking to detail the individual steps of highly efficient reactions that convert sunlight into chemical energy within plants and bacteria.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has named Curt Breneman as the new head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Breneman has been with Rensselaer since 1989.
Students, mentees, and scientific collaborators of Professor of Chemistry James Ferris gathered at a special session of the 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference in Atlanta, Ga., on April 19 to honor the scientist.