Lab News

Bonnie Bassler awarded Shaw Prize


The Shaw Prize Foundation announced on June 1st, 2015 that Bonnie Bassler will receive the 2015 Shaw Prize in Life Sciences and Medicine. She shares the prize with E. Peter Greenberg of the University of Washington "for their discovery of quorum sensing, a process whereby bacteria communicate with each other and which offers innovative ways to interfere with bacterial pathogens or to modulate the microbiome for health applications." For more see: Bonnie Bassler awarded Shaw Prize

Bassler lab welcomes new graduate students

Two new graduate students, Justin Silpe and Robert Scheffler, have joined the Bassler lab from the Department of Molecular Biology. Welcome to the lab, Justin and Robert!

Anisa Salim Ismail receives 2013 L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science

anisa introAnisa Salim Ismail, a postdoctoral research fellow in molecular biology, studies the commensal (friendly) bacteria found in mammalian intestines and that are critical to human health.

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Bonnie Bassler elected to the European Molecular Biology Organization

bassler featured whThe European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) announces the election of 52 outstanding researchers in life sciences.  Bonnie Bassler, HHMI Investigator and Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, has been elected as one of the nine new associate members. 

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Studying the unseen activity in bacteria chatter and a nation's bereavement

Senior Thesis Science In some ways, both of the theses Princeton University senior Sofia Quinodoz took on pertain to an unseen and not fully understood action that is nonetheless felt by those it afflicts, be it in the form of an infection or the void of a loved one suddenly erased.

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