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  • Abishek Biswas
    November 18, 2021
    As the dedicated Research Software Engineer for Princeton's Department of Molecular Biology, Biswas helps scientists get the most out of their datasets. "They're trying to tell a biological story," he says, "but they need some analytics tools. I help them develop those tools."
    Department Announcement
  • Diagram of intracellular metabolic process
    November 3, 2021
    The Gitai, Rabinowitz, and Wuhr labs have collaborated with a number of labs in the area to publish two independent research articles on mammalian metabolism, both available online and to be printed in Cell Systems.
    Research
  • November 3, 2021
    Eric Franklin (left) and Vanessa Gonzalez (right) won awards for their outstanding contributions to the department's teaching mission during the past year. 
    Department Announcement
  • Olivia Duddy, Xiao Fan
    November 3, 2021
     Olivia Duddy of the Bassler Lab won the prestigious Thomas J. Silhavy Award at this year's Molecular Biology Retreat. Xiao Fan of the Yan lab was recognized for outstanding service as a Postdoc.
    Department Announcement
  • Britt Adamson
    October 20, 2021
    Research from the laboratory of MOL/LSI's Britt Adamson, conducted together with collaborators led by Jonathan Weissman at MIT and Editas Medicine, details a novel method called Repair-seq that reveals how genome editing tools work
    Research
  • Esmat Hegazi and Rebecca Kim-Yip
    October 19, 2021
    MOL graduate student Esmat Hegazi (Muir lab) and postdoctoral researcher Rebecca Kim-Yip (Toettcher and Posfai labs) are the latest department members to become NJ ACTS TL1 Fellows. They will receive a year of stipend and tuition support in this translational science training program.
    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Mohamed Abou Donia, Zemer Gitai and Coleen Murphy
    October 5, 2021
    Professors Mohamed Abou Donia, Zemer Gitai and Coleen Murphy (joint with Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics) are 2021 recipients of the NIH's High-Risk High-Reward research grants. Donia and Gitai received a Transformative Research Award, and Murphy received both a Pioneer Award and a Transformative Research Award.
    Research
  • John F Brooks II
    September 30, 2021
    John F Brooks II was appointed Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology starting January, 2022. Brooks studies the impact of the circadian rhythm on the gut microbiome.
    Department Announcement
  • MBOP logo
    September 30, 2021
    The Molecular Biology Outreach Program (MBOP, formerly known as GMOP), is back in actio. We’ve changed our name from GMOP to MBOP and re-branded our outreach approach to educate a more diverse group of New Jerseyans across the state. We have a new logo and a new website
    Department Announcement
  • John Jimah
    September 27, 2021
    Structural biologist John R Jimah will be an Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology starting January 2022. Jimah's research focuses on membrane remodeling in human cells and parasites.
    Department Announcement
  • Michelle Chan
    September 24, 2021
    Michelle Chan wants to know: how does a cell change its fate? Chan, who started her appointment with the Department of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute in September of 2020, trained as a computational biologist.
    Research
  • Martin Jonikas
    September 23, 2021
    Martin Jonikas, an associate professor in Molecular Biology, is one of 33 new investigators from 21 institutions named by HHMI on Sept. 23, selected from more than 800 eligible applicants. Each new investigator will receive about $9 million over a seven-year term
    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • cartoon of researcher
    September 13, 2021
    Bisht, a new postdoc in the te Velthuis lab, published her opinion piece in Science Magazine: "Don’t make early career researchers ‘ghost authors.’ Give us the credit we deserve"
    Department Announcement
  • September 10, 2021
    The American Society of Cell Biology chose one graduate student internationally on the basis of scientific excellence. In the spirit of Keith Porter, the emphasis is on their individual contributions to the advancement of science and on the novelty and creativity of their findings. 
    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • September 2, 2021
    Researchers Rebecca Moore, Rachel Kaletsky, Chen Lesnik, from Coleen Murphy’s laboratory, demonstrated that the microscopic worm C. elegans uses a retrotransposon called Cer1 to transfer a learned behavior (avoidance of a pathogenic bacterium) between worms.  
    Research