Lab News

Ploss Lab Collaboration


Meningitis Vaccine Study

The Ploss lab collaborated with Dr. Nicole Basta from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in a meningitis study at Princeton University. 

From the article:

"The study, funded by the Program on U.S. Health Policy in the Center for Health and Wellbeing at the Wilson School, will evaluate for the first time the Bexsero vaccine’s performance in an outbreak setting. While the vaccine proved experimentally effective in vitro in a lab, the study will reveal how effective the vaccine proved to be for University students."

You can read more here.

Read more: Meningitis Vaccine Study

Ploss Lab Research in Science Translational Medicine!


Ploss lab research is published in the September 17, 2014 issue of Science Translational Medicine. The paper, titled "Broadly neutralizing antibodies abrogate established hepatitis C virus infection," is also highlighted in the Princeton Web Stories on the Princeton University homepage. You can read it here.

New Arrival

We welcome Florian Douam from the ENS in Lyon, France, as a new postdoc to the lab!





Princeton University Special Performance Recognition Award for Brigitte Heller

Congratulations to Brigitte Heller who has been selected for a Special Performance Recognition Award from Princeton University for her outstanding work in the Ploss lab!

Qiang Ding and Markus von Schaewen win travel awards!

Congratulations to Qiang Ding and Markus von Schaewen, both who won travel awards to 21th International Symposium on Hepatitis C and Related Viruses ( in Banff, Canada where they will present their work in short talks.