News

  • 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.  

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • October 8, 2015

    Lords of the fruit flies: What goes into fruit fly courtship? It might seem like an odd question, but understanding its neural underpinnings--and studying the male-female interactions at the milliscale level--could help us better understand the complexities of social behavior

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • October 8, 2015

    Princeton University faculty members Zemer Gitai, professor of molecular biology, and ColeenZemer Gitai Murphy, professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, are among 13 researchers nationwide to receive 2015 Pioneer Awards from the National Institutes of Health.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • October 7, 2015

    Zhuo (Rory) Li, a graduate student in the Kang lab, was awarded the HHMI International Student Research Fellowship.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • October 7, 2015

    Minhong Shen, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kang laboratory, was awarded the NJCCR fellowship for his research focusing on the role of MTDH in breast cancer.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • September 1, 2015

    Antoni Celià-Terrasa, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kang lab, was awarded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation postdoctoral fellowship award for his research proposal entitled "Ubiquitin-dependent regulation of EMT in breast cancer metastasis".

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • August 28, 2015

    Mark Esposito, a graduate student in the Kang lab was awarded the pre-doctoral F31 fellowship for his research proposal entitled Exploration of the dynamics of E-selectin interaction in breast cancer metastasis.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • July 31, 2015

    Raymundo Alfaro-Aco, a second year graduate student in the Petry lab, was awarded the first HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study for our department.  His research aims to elucidate how microtubules are generated from microtubule organizing centers.

    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • July 29, 2015

    Adel Mahmoud's interview with Ed Silverman from The Wall Street Journal.

    There may be numerous infectious diseases that regularly claim untold numbers of lives around the world, but there are few vaccine candidates for combating these ailments...

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