George Plopper, PhD-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
George Plopper is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts in General Biology from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his PhD in Cell & Developmental Biology at Harvard University, then completed his postdoctoral training in Cell Biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Dr. Plopper served as Assistant Professor at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas before moving to his present position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has taught cell biology to undergraduate and graduate students since 1985, receiving four teaching awards. He was named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences by the National Academy of Sciences in 2004.