Glenn Monastersky is the Director of Operations and Associate Center Director of the RPI Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) and Professor of Practice in Biomedical Engineering at RPI. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of NYSTEM stem cell awards of $2.45 million (Shared Resource Center) and $495,000 (Pre-college educator stem cell training) and serves as the PI and Director of the Rensselaer Center for Stem Cell Research (RCSCR).
Dr. Monastersky also serves as the Chair of the Rensselaer IACUC, the Chair of the Rensselaer IBC and as a member of the Rensselaer Institutional Stem Cell Research Oversight (ISCRO) Committee and the Rensselaer Biotechnology Executive Committee. He mentors the RPI Biotechnology Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Association (GSA) and directs the CBIS High School Scholars STEM Program.
His career research interests have included human embryonic stem cell biology, mammalian gene regulation and expression, transgenic animal disease models, cancer cell biology, pharmacogenomics and reproductive biology. Dr. Monastersky received his Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology jointly from Rutgers University and UMDNJ followed by postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and Integrated Genetics. He has held international positions in research and corporate management at Genzyme, Charles River Laboratories, Fox Chase Cancer Center, AviGenics and Hoffmann-La Roche.