Prospective Postdoc Department

Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program (GMOP)

Molecular Biology Outreach Program

Communication of scientific progress to the general public has often been a challenge, and there is an apparent lack of scientific literacy amongst the US population. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress from 2009, approximately 22% of 4th graders and 30% of 8th graders in New Jersey fall below the basic science standards, while only 38% and 32% are proficient, respectively.

The overall effect from this deficiency in science education can be felt in the current struggle for academic funding and the public mistrust of science. While there is no easy or immediate answer, we feel that it is possible to strengthen the understanding and appreciation of science in students grades K-12, which will carry over into the students’ later life.

Our group of volunteers has been working with local and regional schools for the past four years to enhance science curriculum. By performing demonstrations and hands-on experiments we will familiarize students with the scientific process, instilling an appreciation for the subject matter and rendering science manageable and enjoyable for all ages. These events allow us to make science more accessible by serving as a bridge to bring together young minds with graduate students and professors. Our activities have centered largely on Princeton, NJ, and the surrounding communities, with larger events occurring in New York City and Washington D.C.

GMOP is now entering its third year of financially supported operation, and we have been growing exponentially! Our volunteer base is constantly growing, and we have participated in more outreach events and opportunities than ever. We have increased our involvement in regional and national science expos and festivals by hosting events at the Cambridge Science Festival and Philadelphia Science Festival that ranged from a Model Organism Zoo to an 'Ask a Scientist' popular science pub night! We have also been helping local secondary school students conduct research experiments in and out of the classroom setting. With our steadily growing repertoire of equipment and volunteers, and sponsorship from the Princeton Pace Center, we've reached more community members than ever, and plan to increase our impact further with the coming year.

This year, we intend to continue increasing our impact both locally and globally. GMOP will host Science Café and lecture series that will allow the public to hear from and interact with Princeton University researchers and faculty. We will also be returning to the United States of America Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) in the spring, and we will be hosting even more events than usual! With something for audiences of every age and level of scientific exposure, we are ever committed to further establishing a public understanding of and love for science.

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GMOP Facebook Page
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Funding Opportunities

 

*** Princeton University authorized users only *** Please proceed to Grants Listing for grant information and deadlines.

 

The following is list of grant-awarding agencies:

  • AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships - - Fellowships in Congress
  • AAUW-International Fellowship
  • Alpha-1 Foundation
  • ALS Association
  • Alternative Research and Development Foundation
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • American Association of University Women - American Fellowship
  • American Association of University Women (International Fellowships)
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association: Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • American Federation for Aging Research: Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellows in Aging Research Program
  • American Health Assistance Foundation - Alzheimer's Disease Research
  • American Heart Association
  • American Institute for Cancer Research
  • American Lung Association
  • American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program
  • American Society for Microbiology: ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology
  • American Society for Microbiology-Congressional Science Fellowship Application
  • Angelman Syndrome Foundation: The Dr. Joseph E. Wagstaff Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • Arthritis Foundation - Investigator Award
  • Arthritis National Research Foundation
  • Autism Science Foundation
  • Autism Speaks
  • AWIS Educational Foundation Predoctoral Award
  • AXA Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011
  • Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) Post-doctoral Award
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Career Awards for Medical Scientists
  • Cancer Research Institute
  • CCFA: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Fellowship
  • Damon-Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
  • Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research
  • DoD - Department of Defense - Breast Cancer Research Program
  • DoD - National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • DoE - Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
  • DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program
  • Dystonia Medical Research Foundation: Cure Dystonia Initiative Fellowship
  • Epilepsy Foundation of America
  • European Molecular Biology Organization
  • Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
  • Fogarty International Center- International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA)
  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships For Minorities
  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities
  • FRAXA Research Foundation
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-Harold M. Weintraub GS Award
  • Graduate Women in Science – Sigma, Delta & Epsilon
  • Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
  • Hereditary Disease Foundation-Wasmuth Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • HHMI International Student Research Fellowship
  • Hope Funds for Cancer Research
  • Hope Street Kids
  • Human Frontier Science Program - Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships
  • Huntington's Disease Society of America
  • Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Life Sciences Research Foundation
  • Liver Foundation
  • L'Oreal
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation of America
  • Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
  • National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression-Young Investigator Award
  • National Ataxia Foundation
  • National Psoriasis Foundation
  • NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity -K01
  • New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research
  • New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research
  • New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research-Breast Cancer Fund
  • New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research
  • NIH - K99/R00: Pathway to Independence
  • NIH - Research Scholar Development Award (K22)
  • NIH: Career Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01)
  • NIH-Individual Posdoctoral National Research Service Award Fellowships (F32)
  • NIH-Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award
  • NIH - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows
  • NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
  • NIH-Individual Predoctoral Fellowship
  • NSERC - Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowships
  • NSF – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
  • Parkinson's Disease Foundation
  • PhRMA Foundation - Informatics
  • PhRMA Foundation - Pharmaceutics
  • PhRMA Foundation - Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • PRCRP: Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • PRCRP: Discovery Award
  • Prevent Cancer Foundation
  • Princeton University-Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program
  • Princeton University-Woodrow Wilson School
  • Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship
  • SMART: Science, Mathematics, & Research for Transformation (part of the National Defense Education Program)
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship
  • The American Foundation for Aging Research
  • The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
  • The Lalor Foundation, Inc.
  • The New York Academy of Sciences - Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
  • United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
  • United Negro College Fund and the Merck Research Laboratories

Department Contacts

 

Administrative Office

Lewis Thomas Laboratory

Department of Molecular Biology
Princeton University
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Academic & Student Inquiries

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Computing

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Grants, Sponsored Research

Eileen Fowler
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Health & Safety

Michael Fredericks
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Human Resources

Linda Berkowitz
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Operations

Terry MacFarland
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Purchasing & Accounts Payable

Mary Santay
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Receiving/Loading Dock

David Huber
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Locations

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Administration & Staff

Name

Contact Info

Bonnie L. Bassler

Chair
Bonnie L. Bassler 
Lewis Thomas Lab, 329
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(609) 258-2857

Jean E. Schwarzbauer

Associate chair

Jean Schwarzbauer

Schultz Lab, 315
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(609) 258-2893

Zemer gitai

DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES

Zemer Gitai Lewis Thomas Lab, 353
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(609) 258-9420

Mark D. Rose

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Mark Rose

Lewis Thomas Lab, 319
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(609) 258-2804

ELS N. Paine

Department Manager

 Els Paine

Lewis Thomas Lab, 119
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(609) 258-1596

William Mercado

Office Coordinator

William Mercado

Lewis Thomas Lab, 119
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(609) 258-3658

Academics

Elena Chiarchiaro

Manager of Student Services

Elena Chiarchiaro

Lewis Thomas Lab, 119
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(609) 258-2803
Colleen Klein
assistant, student services

Colleen Klein

Lewis Thomas Lab, 120
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(609) 258-2923

Grants

Eileen Fowler

Grants Manager

Eileen Fowler

Lewis Thomas Lab, 119
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(609) 258-7903

Vesna Bacic

Assistant Grants Manager

Vesna Bacic

Lewis Thomas Lab, 125
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(609) 258-6285

Myra Bolden

Assistant Grants Manager

Myra Bolden

Lewis Thomas Lab, 146
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(609) 258-5355

Sara guerin

assistant grants manager

 Sara Guerin
Lewis Thomas Lab, 124
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(609) 258-3828

Sarah Milburn

Assistant Grants Manager

Sarah Milburn

Lewis Thomas Lab, 146
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(609) 258-0820

Personnel

Linda Berkowitz

Personnel Manager

Linda Berkowitz

Lewis Thomas Lab, 119
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(609) 258-4988

Jen Webb

Administrative Assistant, Personnel

Jennifer Webb

Lewis Thomas Lab, 119
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(609) 258-2352

Operations

Terry MacFarland

Operations Manager

Terry MacFarland

Lewis Thomas Lab, 119
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(609) 258-4227

Facilities & Maintenance

Bill Huston

Facilities Manager

Bill Huston

Guyot Hall, B-1
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(609) 258-6205

Dave Huber

Storeroom Attendant

David Huber

Lewis Thomas Lab, 031
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(609) 258-2807

Oakley Samuels

Storeroom Attendant

Oakley Samuels

Lewis Thomas Lab, 031
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Health & Safety

Michael Fredericks

Health & Safety Manager

Michael Fredericks

Guyot Hall, B-2
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(609) 258-1351

Purchasing

Mary Santay

Assistant Purchasing Manager

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Lewis Thomas Lab, 119
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(609) 258-3855

Stockroom

Mary Zikos

Stockroom Manager

Mary Zikos

Lewis Thomas Lab, 035
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(609) 258-4095

Computing/IT

Russell Clarke

Manager of Information Technology

Russell Clarke

Guyot Hall, 9
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Computer Support

Brandon Kennedy
Technical Support Specialist

Brandon Kennedy

Guyot Hall, 9-B
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Scientific Computing

Matthew Cahn

Systems Administrator

Matthew Cahn

Guyot Hall, B-3
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Web Communications

Maritza Cruz

web manager

Maritza Cruz

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Anna Witek

WEB DESIGNEr/developer

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Faculty Honors and Awards

2012/2013 Senior Faculty Members


David Botstein

David Botstein

  • Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, 2013

Lynn Enquist

Lynn Enquist

  • Honorary Degree from Ghent University, 2013

Thomas Shenk

Thomas Shenk

  • Intellectual Property Accelerator Award, 2013

Manuel Llinas

Manuel Llinás

  • Grand Challenges Exploration Award, 2012

Coleen Murphy

Coleen T. Murphy

  • Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Award, 2012

2011-2012 Senior Faculty Members


Bonnie Bassler

Bonnie L. Bassler

  • American Philosophical Society Award, 2012
  • Royal Society Fellowship Award, 2012
  • Honorary Degree, Tufts University, 2012
  • Honorary Degree, Bates College, 2012
  • L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award, 2011
  • The National Academy of Sciences recipient of the 2011
    Richard Lounsbery Award

David Botstein

David Botstein

  • Dan David Prize Laureate, 2012
Elizabeth Gavis

Elizabeth R. Gavis

  • President, The North American Drosophila Board of Directors
Yibin Kang

Yibin Kang

Rosenberg

Leon Rosenberg

  • McKusick Leadership Award, American Society of Human Genetics, 2011
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Gertrud M. Schüpbach

  • Honorary Degree, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Jean Schwarzbauer

Jean E. Schwarzbauer

  • President, American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB)
  • Keynote speaker, 50th Anniversary of CMB Grad Program, UW-Madison
Thomas Shenk

Thomas E. Shenk

  • Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences, Stanford Medical Center

Thomas Silhavy

Thomas J. Silhavy

  • Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bacteriology

John Storey

John Storey

  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012
  • Desai et al. (2011) PLoS Medicine chosen as “Genome Advance of the Month” by NHGRI

David Tank

David W. Tank

  • Lawrence Katz Prize, Duke University
Sam Wang

Samuel S. Wang

  • 2012 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award
  • Appointed to the Rita Allen Board of Directors

Ned Wingreen

Ned Wingreen

  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012

Virginia A. Zakian

Virginia A. Zakian

  • Barnum Museum Lecture, Tufts University
  • President’s Lecture series, Princeton University


2011-2012 Junior Faculty Members


Ileana Cristea

Ileana Cristea

  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award, 2012
  • Early Career Award in Mass Spectometry, 2011
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Alexei Korennykh

  • General Biology Award from BioMed Central, 2011
Mala Murthy

Mala Murthy

  • McKnight Foundation Scholar Award, 2012
  • Klingenstein Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences, 2012
  • Princeton-Oxford Collaborative Research Grant, 2012
  • Human Frontiers Science Program Young Investigator Award, 2011
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow, 2011
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2011

Subcategories

  • Positions

     

    Below is a listing of open positions at the Department of Molecular Biology for Faculty and Academic Professional staff.  If you are interested in applying for a position, please follow the link and apply at Princeton University's Jobs website.  For a complete listing of open positions, please visit Jobs at Princeton.

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