Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer

Associate Director of Darrin Fresh Water Institute (DFWI)
Biological Sciences
Dr. Nierzwicki-Bauer received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire in 1983, where her doctoral work involved the development and utilization of electron microscopy techniques to examine the ultrastructure of cyanobacteria. Dr. Nierzwicki-Bauer then pursued post-doctoral research with Dr. Robert Haselkorn at the University of Chicago, where she focused on molecular studies of free-living cyanobacteria and symbiotic cyanobacteria in the Azolla-Anabaena symbiosis. Dr. Nierzwicki-Bauer received a NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship to carry out these studies. Dr. Nierzwicki-Bauer joined the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor in August of 1985. During her tenure at Rensselaer, she has served as Biology Department Head, Interim Dean of Science and the Director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute. Currently, Dr. Nierzwicki-Bauer is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Associate Director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute.