Corning Incorporated Foundation

Hartwick’s Russo, Cooper, Peifer, Sessions Receive Second Grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation

December 4, 2013

Hartwick College's Dr. Anthony (AJ) Russo, visiting assistant professor of biology, will be the principal investigator on a $2,000 grant recently received from Corning Incorporated Foundation,  the charitable contributions arm of Corning Incorporated, to implement a new immunochemistry biology course at Hartwick College.

Immunochemistry involves the production, characterization and use of antibodies in research and medicine. Antibodies are tools for research and therapy, including applications associated the diagnosis of diseases and immunotherapy for cancer. The research to be integrated in the laboratory section of the immunochemistry course will provide opportunities for Hartwick students to be active participants in this valuable technology.

This is the second grant in two years that Hartwick has received from Corning Incorporated Foundation, with the funds deriving from these grants totaling close to $10,000. Dr. Eric Cooper, assistant professor of biology, Dr. Andrew Peifer, assistant professor of chemistry and Dr. Stanley Sessions, professor of biology, will serve as co-investigators on the grant.

"We are very grateful to the Corning Incorporated Foundation for their support," said Russo. "This recent grant will help me, the other co-investigators, and science students here at Hartwick College to continue to investigate important problems associated with the characterization and use of antibodies."

For additional information, contact Russo at 607-431-4575 or at

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