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The School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Sept. 2013
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New Faculty
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Faculty News

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Student News

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Research News

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Science Dean Laurie Leshin
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Message from
Dean Laurie Leshin

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

This newsletter marks the first in a broader launch of our monthly missive to both our students, staff and faculty internal to Rensselaer, as well as our alums and friends external to the School.

For those of you who are already devoted readers of our Newsletter, we hope you like our new look!

For those of you who are new to our Newsletter, we hope you’ll enjoy hearing from us monthly and that you find something to be proud of, or to engage with, in the School of Science at Rensselaer.

As we start a new academic year, we do so with many exciting things to celebrate.

We should celebrate the strongest incoming class in our history.

We should celebrate our engagement in new Institute initiatives including Rensselaer IDEA, our partnership with Mt. Sinai, and the Jefferson Project at Lake George, all of which are well aligned with our capabilities, strengths and interests.

We should celebrate and welcome seven new faculty coming on board, and get ready to welcome more as the year goes on.

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Molecular Biophysics Expert Catherine Royer Joins Rensselaer

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Catherine Royer, an expert in molecular biophysics, has joined Rensselaer as a Constellation Chair in Biocomputation and Bioinformatics, and Professor in the department of Biology. Royer is currently director of the Centre de Biochimie Structurale in Montpellier, France. She will join Rensselaer in August.

Royer's research seeks to understand the physical mechanisms by which biological molecules work. She has a particular interest in the mechanisms at play as DNA is transcribed into messenger RNA - with particular attention to a group of transcription factors called nuclear receptors - and in the folding of proteins that have been synthesized by the ribosome. Full Article

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Rensselaer

Rensselaer Recognized as Among the Nation's Best Universities by U.S. News

The 2013 ranking is the latest recognition of the Institute’s long-held reputation as one of the nation’s top universities.

Cloud Computing

Harnessing the Petabyte

To glean knowledge from petabyte data, researchers at the Data Science Research Center are combining cloud computing with supercomputers.

Susan Gilbert

Susan Gilbert Awarded $2 Million NIH MERIT Award

Susan Gilbert was awarded a National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council NIH Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award.

Francine Berman

Francine Berman Co-Authors Op Ed on Research Data Preservation in Science

Francine Berman joined Google VP Vint Cerf to discuss the future of public access to research data in a Science magazine Op Ed.

Richard Gross

NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates one year on Mars

The car-sized vehicle continues to explore the Red Planet, sending thousands of gigabytes of data and images back to Earth.

Richard Gross

Tracking the Disappearance of Ghostlike Neutrinos

New results from the international Daya Bay Collaboration shed light on the transformations of elusive, ghostlike neutrinos.

Richard Gross

GE Global Research Joins the Data Science Research Center as Affiliate

The commitment of $30,000 will allow the DSRC to address complex, Big Data challenges in the area of cybersecurity.

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