George E. Plopper
George Plopper received his B.A. degree in general biology (cum laude) from University of California, San Diego, in 1986. He received his Ph.D. degree in cell and developmental biology from Harvard University in 1993. From 1994 to 1997, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Cell Biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. From 1997 to 2001, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2001, he arrived at Rensseleaer Polytechnic Institute, where he currently holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, as well as a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He received a certificate of teaching from Harvard University, a Distinguished Teacher Award and Faculty Excellence Award from UNLV, an Early Career Award from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and was named an Education Fellow in Life Sciences by the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Plopper also serves as an Associate Editor of Stem Cells and Development, and is a Coeditor of the textbook Cells, published by Jones & Bartlett. His research interests center on cell-extracellular matrix interactions, signal transduction, tissue organization, and cell differentiation.
Biography Updated on 21 March 2007