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Conly Rieder is a cancer researcher, focused in the field of mitotic cellular division. The bulk of his research, conducted from 1980 through 2011, was funded through NIH grants and conducted at the Wadsworth Center in the New York State Department of Health in Albany, New York. He is known for publishing on the subjects of chromosome motility, spindle assembly  and mitotic checkpoints. His research has contributed to the growing understanding of the process of cell division and the pathology of cancer.
Education and early career
Rieder began his interest in biology at UC Irvine, where he obtained his B.S. in 1972. He completed his graduate work at the University of Oregon under Dr. Andrew Bajer, receiving his M.S. in 1975 and his Ph.D. in 1977. He then went on to pursue post-doctoral studies under Dr. Hans Ris at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he focused on high power electron microscopy.
Work at the Wadsworth Center
In 1980, Rieder was offered a position at the New York State Department of Health, where he achieved tenure within three years. Throughout his career, he published over a hundred full-length peer-reviewed research papers on the topic of cell division. His articles have appeared in highly ranked journals, including multiple publications in Science,Nature  and Cell Biology. His pictures of newt lung cells undergoing the various stages of mitosis have appeared on numerous covers of the aforementioned journals alongside his articles. Additionally, Dr. Rieder has contributed to, and edited, a variety of widely read textbooks  and encyclopedia articles.
Throughout his career, Rieder has shared his work at dozens of scientific forums, worked with other leading researchers in the field  and has mentored numerous scientists through their graduate and post-doctoral work. In January 2012, Rieder retired from the New York State Department of Health after a 32 year career. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Chromosome Research  and continues to be invited to seminars around the world.
In 1979, Rieder married Susan Nowogrodski, a ceramicist, while working in Madison, Wisconsin. Five years later, the couple had a daughter, Leila, and four years after that, they had a second daughter, Rachel.
Rieder currently lives in Upstate New York with his wife, Susan.
- Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
- Yang, Z., U.S. Tulu, P. Wadsworth and C.L. Rieder. 2007. Kinetochore dynein is required for chromosome motion and congression independent of the spindle checkpoint. Current Biology 17:973-980.
- Ban, K.H., J.Z. Torres, J. J. Miller, A. Mikhailov, M.V. Nachury, J.J. Tung, C.L. Rieder and P.K. Jackson. 2007. The END network couples spindle pole assembly to inhibition of the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome in early mitosis. Developmental Cell 13:29-42.
- Mikhailov, A., M. Shinohara and C.L. Rieder. 2004. Topoisomerase II and histone deacetylase inhibitors delay the G2/M transition by triggering the p38 MAPK checkpoint pathway. J. Cell Biol., 166:517-526.
- Rieder, C.L. and H. Maiato. 2004. Stuck in division or passing through: what happens when cells cannot satisfy the spindle assembly checkpoint. Developmental Cell 7:637-651.
- http://www.wadsworth.org/resnres/bios/rieder.htm Wadsworth Center NY State Dept of Health Bio
- University at Albany Excellence in Research Awards, 2006 http://www.albany.edu/research/ExcellenceinResearch2006.htm
- http://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php SJR, Journal Rankings
- Taylor, S.S., K.G. Hardwick, K.E. Sawin, S. Biggins, S. Piatti, A. Khodjakov, C.L. Rieder, E.D. Salmon and A. Musacchio. 2007. Comment on "A centrosome-independent role for gamma-TuRC proteins in the spindle assembly checkpoint". Science 316:982b.
- Rieder, C.L. and A. Khodjakov. 2003. Mitosis through the microscope: advances in seeing inside live dividing cells. Science 300:91-96.
- Maiato, H., A. Khodjakov and C.L. Rieder. 2005. MAST/Orbit is required for the maintenance of kinetochore fibers by regulating tubulin incorporation at microtubule plus ends. Nature Cell Biology 7:42-47.
- Howell, B.J., B.F. McEwen, J.C. Canman, D.B. Hoffman, E.M. Farrar, C.L. Rieder and E.D. Salmon. 2001. Cytoplasmic dynein/dynactin drives kinetochore protein transport to the spindle poles and has a role in mitotic spindle checkpoint inactivation. J. of Cell Biol. 155:1159-1172.
- Mitosis and Meiosis, Volume 61 (Methods in Cell Biology) [Paperback] Conly L. Rieder (Editor), Leslie Wilson (Series Editor), Paul T. Matsudaira (Series Editor)
- Rieder, C.L. 2006. "Mitosis". Chapter 10 in the Textbook "Cells", B. Lewin, L. Cassimeris, V.R. Lingappa, and G. Plopper, Eds. Jones and Bartlett, Boston. pp 438-487.
- Rieder, C.L. 2006. "Mitosis". In "McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. 10th edition". Pp. 273-278
- Sluder, G., E.H. Hinchcliffe and C.L. Rieder. 2004. The progression and regulation of mitotic events. In "Cell Cycle and Growth Control: Biomolecular Regulation and Cancer". G. Stein and A. Pardee, Eds. John Wiley and Sons Inc., N.Y., N.Y. pp 201-234.
- Hauf, S., R.W. Cole, S. LaTerra, C. Zimmer, G. Schnapp, R. Walter, A. Heckel, J. van Meel, C.L. Rieder and J-M. Peters. 2003. The small molecule Hesperadin reveals a role for aurora-B in correcting kinetochore-microtubule attachment and in maintaining the spindle assembly checkppoint. J. Cell Biol. 161:281-294.
- http://www.wadsworth.org/bms/SCBlinks/web_mit2/peop_mit.htm People who live in the Lab,Rieder Lab, Wadsworth Center
- http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/cell+biology/journal/10577 Springer, Chromosome Research