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  • 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. 
    Research
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Katherine Morillo
    July 28, 2022
    Katherine Morillo, a MOL BIO graduate student in the lab of Coleen Murphy, has been awarded an HHMI Gilliam Fellowship. The award provides $53,000 for up to three years for outstanding graduate students and their advisers who are committed to building an inclusive environment 
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  • Austin Newton
    May 31, 2022
    Dr. Austin Newton died on May 13 in Princeton at eighty-five. He was born in Richmond, Texas, the son of Dr. Edward P. and Catherine W. Newton. After graduating from the University of Texas–Austin in 1959 and with a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California–Berkeley in 1964, Dr. Newton joined the group headed by the Nobel Laureate Jacques Monod at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Dr.
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  • Class Day award recipients
    May 25, 2022
    Sigma Xi and Thesis Awards, among others, were bestowed on members of the Class of 2022 on May 23rd by Bonnie Bassler and Frederick Hughson.
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  • picture of wheat in field
    May 19, 2022
    A study by Martin Jonikas and Ned Wingreen provides a framework to boost crop growth by incorporating a strategy adopted from a fast-growing species of green algae. 
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  • May 4, 2022
    Michael Levine and Thomas Gregor publish studies that shed light on the coordination of genes during embryonic development in Nature.
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  • portrait of Elaine Fuchs
    May 4, 2022
    As part of the University’s ongoing initiative to expand the narrative of Princeton’s history and foster an inclusive sense of place on campus, the University is unveiling a portrait of Elaine Fuchs *77.
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  • Photo of Yibin Kang
    April 29, 2022
    The Year of the Tiger that launched with this Lunar New Year is a moment of pride and reflection for Princeton’s vibrant Asian and Asian American community. This month, the University continues the series with Yibin Kang.
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  • April 28, 2022
    New research endeavors with potential benefits for health, the environment, and molecular imaging have been awarded support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
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