News

  • Photo of Yibin Kang, Alexei Korennykh and Jared Toettcher
    March 17, 2016

    The Department of Molecular Biology has announced the recipients of the 2016 MOL BIO Innovation Awards. These awards are for MOL faculty who propose research projects that stretch the PIs, their labs, and the department in new directions, and possibly lay the groundwork for externally funded grants.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Photo from Artwork and Gargoyles image gallery
    March 2, 2016

    Five projects — ranging from a way to make the Internet of Things more secure to a new strategy for discovering antibiotics — have been awarded funding through Princeton's Intellectual Property Accelerator (IPA) Fund. The projects were chosen for their potential to become technologies or products that can benefit society.

    Research
  • Photo of staining of cilia in zebrafish...
    February 24, 2016

    A new study of a protein found in cilia – the hair-like projections on the cell surface – may help explain how genetic defects in cilia play a role in developmental abnormalities, kidney disease and a number of other disorders.

    Research
  • Photo of Haw Yang, Joshua Shaevitz and Sabine Petry
    February 23, 2016

    A technology to uncover how the infant brain learns language and a microscope that can image and manipulate the inner workings of a functioning cell have been awarded funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Graphic of WWS Reacts
    February 9, 2016

    President Barack Obama is urging Congress to provide $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has spread into more than 20 countries across Latin America since May 2015.

    Research
  • Still from Social Interactions and the brain video
    January 27, 2016

    Mala Murthy, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and her research are featured in Science Nation,  a video series commissioned by the NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs.

    Research
  • Photo of Shirley Tilghman discussing epigenetics
    January 22, 2016

    The same process that determines why certain bees become queen bees while others with the exact same DNA become worker bees also plays a role in how donuts eaten by a pregnant woman may influence whether her child becomes obese.

    Research
  • Photo of Daniel Notterman and seniors conducting research in his lab
    January 13, 2016

    The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study has played a foundational role in helping researchers understanding the capabilities and deficits of unmarried parents and the challenges faced by their children.

    Research
  • Image of how bacterial communication 'goes with the flow' in causing infection, blockage
    January 13, 2016

    New work from Princeton University researchers shows that the effectiveness of bacteria's ability to keep in touch is influenced by the physical characteristics and flow of fluid in the environments they're invading. The findings provide a better understanding of where and when in a system scientists can interfere with bacterial communication to help prevent infections and blockages.  

    Research
  • December 8, 2015

     The Health Grand Challenge internship program has created four new fully-funded positions in China for summer 2016. Application deadline December 21, 2015

    Department Announcement
  • November 24, 2015

    In Professor Coleen Murphy's lab, about 20 projects are under way. The professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics says that juggling multiple projects may be a challenge, but it keeps things exciting.

    Research
  • November 17, 2015

    Shirley M. Tilghman, president of Princeton University, emeritus, and professor of molecular biology and public affairs, has been named to a national commission under the American Academy of Arts and Sciences that will examine how to better the delivery of higher education in the future.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • October 21, 2015

    Every day, people act in response to countless external stimuli, activities in the outside world that result in a specific behavior. An oncoming car causes a pedestrian in a bustling city to jump back to the curb. Someone tells a joke that makes you laugh. You call someone's name causing that person to stop and turn around.

    Research
  • October 15, 2015

    The Department of Molecular Biology held its 31st Annual Retreat at Frick Chemistry Laboratory on campus this year and awarded a total of eight awards to MOL postdocs and graduate students.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • October 13, 2015

    Princeton University faculty members Mohamed Abou Donia, an assistant professor of molecular biology, and Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, an assistant professor of chemistry and associate faculty of molecular biology, were among 41 researchers nationwide to receive 2015 New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards