Our Team

Elsebeth Kolmos, Ph.D.

Researcher, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, & GLASE Principal Investigator

Dr. Elsebeth Kolmos is a senior scientist at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. She joined the LESA team in 2019, where she is in charge of plant research related to horticultural lighting, including LEDs. She brings experience from basic research on the molecular genetics of the circadian clock in plants and plant abiotic stress responses from her academic training and work in the plant biotechnology industry. She earned a PhD in genetics from the University of Cologne in Germany and performed her postdoctoral studies with Dr. Steve Kay at the University of Southern California.

“Having spent a large part of my career doing basic research, I am excited to be part of GLASE, where we immediately learn the implications of our research efforts.” – Elsebeth Kolmos