Peter M. Tessier, Ph.D.

Title
Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor
Department
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Institution
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Address
110 8th Street
City, State, Zip
Troy, NY 12180
Phone
(518) 276-2045
E-mail
tessier[at]rpi.edu
Website
http://www.rpi.edu/~tessip
Research Field
Biochemistry; Structural Biology
Award Year
2010

Research

The Tessier lab is investigating fundamental aspects of protein misfolding and aggregation related to three classes of proteins (prions, amyloids and antibodies). We combine protein engineering with a variety of cutting-edge biochemical and biophysical methods to understand the molecular underpinnings of misfolding and aggregation processes. We aim to elucidate how protein misfolding can be prevented, reversed or redirected with the long-term goal of developing new therapeutic candidates to treat disease, and improving the selection and formulation of aggregation-resistant antibodies.