Peter M. Tessier

Peter M Tessier
Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor
Contact Information
Office: CBIS 4215
Phone: 518-276-2045
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2003
B.S. Chemical Engineering,University of Maine, 1998

Peter Tessier is an associate professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and a member of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine (1998, Valedictorian), and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware (2003, NASA Graduate Fellow). Tessier performed his postdoctoral studies at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT (2003-2007, American Cancer Society Fellow).

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 the Rensselaer School of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2012).

Research Interests
Design, engineering and stability of therapeutic antibodies