CBIS Research Faculty
Research Faculty at CBIS
Peter M Tessier

Peter M Tessier

Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor

Biotechnology, Antibodies, Protein design, Protein stability, Protein aggregation

Tessier joined the Rensselaer faculty in 2007 following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine, and went on to earn his doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. Tessier’s research focuses on designing, developing and optimizing a class of large therapeutic proteins (antibodies) that hold great potential for detecting and treating human disorders ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. He has received a number of awards in recognition of his pioneering work, including the Pew Scholar Award in Biomedical Sciences (2010-2014), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2010-2015), Rensselaer Early Career Award (2012), and Rensselaer School of Engineering Research (2012) and Teaching (2013) Awards.


B.S., Univ. of Maine, 1994-1998 Ph.D., Univ. of Delaware, 1998-2003 Postdoc, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (MIT), 2003-2007