Peter Tessier

May 4: Colburn Lecture

Tessier to deliver Allan P. Colburn Memorial Lecture at UD


10:11 a.m., April 23, 2012--Peter Tessier of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will deliver the Allan P. Colburn Memorial Lecture at 10 a.m., Friday, May 4, in 102 Colburn Laboratory on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

Tessier, a UD alumnus, is an assistant professor in Rensselaer's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and a member of the institution's Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies.

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His research focuses on protein engineering and aggregation with the long-term goal of developing novel antibodies to diagnose and treat protein aggregation disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

He will speak on the topic "Antibodies by Design." Details and an abstract of the presentation are available in PDF format.

The lecture is sponsored by UD's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Before joining the Rensselaer faculty, Tessier was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tessier received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine and his doctorate in chemical engineering from UD. He has received multiple awards, including a National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award winner and a Pew Scholar Award in biomedical sciences.

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