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Molecular Biophysics Expert Catherine Royer Joins Rensselaer
Catherine Royer, an expert in molecular biophysics, has joined Rensselaer as a Constellation chair in Biocomputation and Bioinformatics and professor of Biological Sciences.
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The Jefferson Project at Lake George
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Rensselaer, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George have launched “The Jefferson Project at Lake George,” a multi-million dollar collaboration with the goal of understanding and managing complex factors—including road salt, storm water runoff and invasive species—threatening one of the world’s most pristine natural ecosystems.

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Department of Biological Sciences
1W14 Jonsson-Rowland Science Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

Phone: (518) 276-6446
Fax: (518) 276-2344

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Undergraduate Graduate Faculty Research News and Events Contacts
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* Susan Gilbert, Ph.D.
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Welcome to the Rensselaer Department of Biological Sciences. We are a broad-based interactive community of faculty, students, and staff whose interests encompass nearly every area of modern biology, including macromolecular structure and function, computational biology and bioinformatics, biochemistry and bioenergetics, nanobiology and biotechnology, cell and developmental biology, genetics of model organism systems, neuroscience, microbiology and host-pathogen interactions, molecular microbial ecology/evolution, synthetic biology, and freshwater ecology. 

Our mission is to achieve excellence in our teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students, and to provide an environment where each individual can maximize his or her creativity and productivity. 

The diversity of scientific interests within the department and the Rensselaer community contributes to an exciting and interdisciplinary environment where we all strive to achieve our goals and dreams. Please explore our Web site to learn more about the department and contact us if you have any questions.

Susan P. Gilbert, Ph.D., Department Head

Department Snapshot

It is an exciting time to be in Rensselaer’s Biological Sciences Department. With excellent leadership, an outstanding faculty, dedicated staff, bright undergraduate and graduate students eager to explore, and modern facilities, there is no limit to what we may accomplish.

Undergraduates can major in Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Bioinformatics & Molecular Biology, or even enroll in our combined B.S./M.D. program.

Graduate students can earn a Ph.D. in Biology or Biochemistry & Biophysics.

Currently, the department has approximately 300 undergraduate students, 28 graduate students, and 31 faculty members.

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