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  • Ileana Cristea
    November 14, 2016

    Among the researchers highlighted at this year's Celebrate Princeton Invention was Professor of Molecular Biology Ileana Cristea.  Her discoveries may lead to ways to treat mitochondrial diseases, cancer and viral diseases. Cristea discusses her research in this video.

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  • Martin Wühr with his lab members
    October 28, 2016
    Martin Wühr, who joined the Department of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics as an assistant professor in July, seeks to understand how biological molecules organize themselves into cells.
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  • Max Wilson
    October 27, 2016

    Max Wilson, a postdoctoral research associate in Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology, has received a $50,000 Innovation Grant from the New Jersey Health Foundation to advance two projects aimed at controlling cell behavior to improve treatments for a wide range of diseases.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • October 18, 2016

    Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University's Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology and department chair, was one of 79 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Bassler is Princeton's 10th current academy member. Academy membership is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, and recognizes outstanding achievements and commitment. The new members were announced Oct. 17 at the academy's annual meeting.

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  • Simulation of the bacteria Vibrio cholerae forming a biofilm
    October 18, 2016

    Princeton researchers have for the first time revealed the mechanics of how bacteria build up slimy masses, called biofilms, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria are a thousand times less susceptible to antibiotics, making certain infections, such as pneumonia, difficult to treat and potentially lethal.  

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  • Allison Hall with advisor Professor Mark Rose
    October 9, 2016

    Molecular Biology graduate students were presented with this year's department awards at the Annual Retreat on October 7th.

     

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Mohamed Donia
    October 5, 2016

    Molecular Biology Assistant Professor Mohamed Abou Donia has been chosen for a 2016 Breakthrough Award by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation for his work on IBD and Crohn's Disease.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Researchers can now identify which proteins will interact just by looking at their sequences. Pictured are surface representations of a histidine kinase dimer (HK, top) and a response regulator (RR, bottom), two proteins that interact with each other to carry out cellular signaling functions. (Image based on work by Casino, et. al. credit: Bitbol et. al 2016/PNAS.)
    October 4, 2016

    Researchers have used mathematical analysis to figure out whether two proteins interact with each other, just by looking at their sequences and without having to train their computer model using any known examples. 

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  • Sabine Petry and Jared Toettcher
    October 4, 2016

    Molecular Biology Assistant Professors Sabine Petry and Jared Toettcher are both recipients of a 2016 NIH Director's New Innovator Award. 

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Photo of Research Faculty and Associated Faculty
    September 23, 2016

    Five Princeton University faculty members have been selected as inaugural faculty scholars by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Bonnie Bassler
    August 24, 2016

    Bassler was recognized for her "major role in the discovery that Earth’s most ancient unicellular organisms communicate with one another via chemical signalling molecules," a process known as quorum sensing.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Yibin Kang
    August 24, 2016

    A former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Duke sociologist who has given decades of service and millions of dollars to the university, and a researcher tackling the most common cause of cancer death will be the first inductees into the Duke Graduate School Few-Glasson Alumni Society.

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  • Alexei Korennykh
    August 15, 2016

    Associate Professor Alexei Korennykh is a recipient of the Bert L and N Kuggie Vallee Foundation 2016 Young Investigator Award. The Vallee Foundation seeks originality, innovation, and pioneering work by men and women who are dedicated to understanding fundamental biological processes.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Ileana Cristea
    August 11, 2016

    Professor Ileana Cristea has been elected as the next President of the American Human Proteome Organization (US-HUPO).

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Photo of Alexander Ploss in lab.
    June 30, 2016

    Assistant Professor Alexander Ploss was selected as a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infections Disease (PATH) Award for 2016.

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