Attributions

Peter Tessier, PhD

Peter Tessier, PhD, is the Albert M. Mattocks Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemical Engineering in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences (equal appointments), and a member of the Biointerfaces Institute, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine (1998, co-valedictorian), and his PhD 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 started his independent career as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2007, and he was an endowed full professor (Richard Baruch, MD, Career Development Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering) prior to his move to the University of Michigan in 2017. Tessier’s research focuses on designing, optimizing, characterizing and formulating 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 a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2014-15), a Young Scientist Award from the World Economic Forum (2014), a Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award (2016), a Young Investigator Award from the Biochemical Technology division of the American Chemical Society (2015), a Pew Scholar Award in Biomedical Sciences (2010-14), a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2010-15), a Rensselaer Early Career Award (2012), and Rensselaer School of Engineering Research (2012) and Teaching (2013) Awards.