• Alexander Ploss, Professor of Molecular Biology
    February 15, 2023
    Alexander Ploss, Professor of Molecular Biology, is among 65 new fellows elected to the Class of 2023 of the American Academy of Microbiology.
    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • The women of the faculty of the Princeton University Department of Molecular biology
    February 11, 2023
    36% of the current faculty of the Princeton University Department of Molecular Biology are women. The department celebrates the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
    Department Announcement
  • Collage of scientific visualization images
    January 24, 2023
    Six new grants to enable Princeton researchers to acquire state-of-the-art equipment or replace aging scientific instruments have been awarded through the Provost and Dean for Research Transformative Equipment Initiative.
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  • Large silver tanks with the logo Princeton NuEnergy
    January 19, 2023
    In its first decade, Princeton's IP Accelerator Fund supported research that led to the formation of 22 startups.
    Department Announcement
  • John F. Brooks II, a 2023 Hypothesis Fund Grantee
    January 18, 2023
    The Fund announcement recognizes his research toward better understanding the "impact of rhythmic antimicrobial protein production on the structure and function of the microbiome."
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  • Günter Blobel (1936-2018), 1999 Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology; Dorothy Lerit, winner of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 2022 Günter Blobel Early Career Award
    December 8, 2022
    A "relentless advocate for the success" of her own trainees, Molecular Biology alumna Dorothy A. Lerit *10, received the 2022 Günter Blobel Early Career Award at Cell Bio 2022.
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  • Postdoctoral researcher Krystal Lum (left) and graduate student Brandon Trejo (right) were awarded NJ ACTS TL1 Fellowships in July of 2022. Images courtesy of Krystal Lum and Brandon Trejo.
    November 16, 2022
    For many young researchers, the great promise of a career in basic research is the opportunity to make discoveries that are transformative not just in the laboratory but in society at large. However, experimental challenges are not the only hurdles that must be surmounted before a new discovery can reach the patients and policymakers who need it.
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  • Image illustrating biophysics: DNA strands coming out of an academic mortarboard hat
    October 18, 2022
    Princeton is launching a Ph.D. program in biophysics for students who want to study at the interface between living systems and physics, at every scale from molecules to ecosystems, including both experimental and theoretical work.
    Department Announcement
  • Princeton cancer researchers Yibin Kang (left) and Mark Esposito, seen here in April 2019.
    October 13, 2022
    Mark Esposito *17, who earned his Ph.D. and was also a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Yibin Kang, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, has been named a 2022 Tiger Entrepreneur Award winner. Esposito is co-founder and vice president of Kayothera, a startup spinout from the lab of Yibin Kang developing small molecule immunotherapies to treat solid cancers. Kang and Esposito co-founded Kayothera in 2019 with seed funding from the New Jersey Health Foundation. See the link below for the full story...
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  • Zemer Gitai, Professor of Molecular Biology
    October 12, 2022
    Molecular biologist Zemer Gitai has been named the winner of the Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation. The award is given annually to honor a technology or innovation led by a Princeton faculty member whose scholarly activity and creative thinking provides solutions to societal challenges.  
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  • 2022 MolBio Retreat Award Recipients
    October 11, 2022
    Last weekend's 2022 MolBio Annual Retreat gave students, postdocs, and faculty a chance to hear, see, and discuss research going on across the department, and it was a chance to mingle, dine, and dance with colleagues beyond one's own lab group -- and there were some awards conferred:
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  • photo of Chan, Nelson, te Velthuis
    October 4, 2022
    Molecular Biology Professors Chan and te Velthuis, and Associated Faculty Member Nelson, are among 103 researchers nationwide to receive 2022 High-Risk, High-Reward research awards from the NIH, created to support unconventional approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research.
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  • September 15, 2022
    Researchers in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Molecular Biology have used a cellular mapping technology called µMap, introduced just two years ago by the MacMillan Lab, to uncover eight novel entry factors of interest for the spike protein. 
  • The steps in SHINE v.2 illustrated
    August 16, 2022
    The new approach, developed by researchers including Cameron Myhrvold, draws on principles of gene editing and could improve the speed and specificity of SARS-COV-2 testing both at home and in the clinic. The advance was reported on May 30, 2022 in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering.
  • Photo of Leon Rosenberg
    August 15, 2022
    Dr. Leon E. Rosenberg, a pioneer in the field of medical genetics, died on July 22 at his home in Lawrenceville, N.J. He was 89.
    Department Announcement