Antunes Fernandes awarded Pew Latin American Fellowship
June 18, 2024

The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced the 2024 class of the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences, and Krist Antunes Fernandes, postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Ai Ing Lim, is among of the awardees. According to the award announcement, "Antunes Fernandes will study how eradication…

Myhrvold lab: Finding what ails thee - a new technology for fast, easy diagnosis of viral infections
June 18, 2024

Imagine it’s flu season and that tickle in the back of your throat has turned into symptoms bad enough to drive you to visit your doctor. Your physician would ideally run some tests to diagnose what pathogen is afflicting you, but unless they are at a large hospital, they may not have access to the complicated, costly tests they need. That’s…

Lim named 2024 Searle Scholar
June 6, 2024

Assistant Professor Ai Ing Lim has been named a 2024 Searle Scholars Program Awardee for her research focused on, "deciphering the role of maternal helminth partnerships in offspring immune fitness." The Lim Lab works to…

Class Day 2024 & MolBio Award Recipients
May 31, 2024

Hearty Congratulations to the Class of 2024 MolBio Award Recipients honored on Class Day, Monday, May 27, 2024!

"Our awards highlight the remarkable senior thesis research performed by a spectacular cohort of students. We wish all our MOL concentrators the very best as they embark on their next adventures," expressed Bonnie Bassler,…

MolBio Alumni Back for Reunions 2024
May 30, 2024

See this photo gallery of the 2024 Reunions MolBio Alumni Reception. Thanks for stopping by!

Devenport & Nelson Labs: Vangl’s extracurricular activities in lung development
May 20, 2024

The lung of an air-breathing animal is a complex organ formed by a series of highly branched, hollow tubes terminating in tiny sacs where gas exchange with blood occurs. In mammals, most of these structures develop while the animal is still in utero. In a paper published 

NJ ACTS receives 7-year grant renewal of $39.7M from NIH
May 13, 2024

Dan Notterman, Professor of the Practice in Molecular Biology and Senior Advisor to the Provost for Biomedical Affairs, will continue to lead Princeton’s partnership in the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) with Rutgers, NJIT and RWJBarnabas Health to advance moving research discoveries into…

Mallarino Lab: How gliding marsupials wing it
April 24, 2024

Somewhere in the nighttime dark of the forests of Southwestern Australia, a small marsupial is foraging in the treetops, seeking a lick of sweet tree sap, when it realizes it’s being hunted by a snake. Cornered, it makes a desperate leap into empty space! Then it flings its limbs out and catches the air with its patagium—a flap of skin that…

Adamson Lab: A small factor makes a big impact on genome editing
April 19, 2024

Through years of engineering gene-editing systems, researchers have developed a suite of tools that enable the modification of genomes in living cells, akin to ‘genome surgery’. These tools, including ones based on a natural system known as CRISPR/Cas9, offer enormous potential for addressing unmet clinical needs, underscored by the recent FDA…

Gitai, Murphy, and Ploss elected to 2023 AAAS Fellows
April 18, 2024

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced today the newly elected 2023 AAAS Fellows, and three were elected from the Department of Molecular Biology!

Congratulations to Zemer Gitai, the Edwin Grant Conklin Professor of Biology, Professor of Molecular Biology, on his…

Princeton geneticists, current and alumni, at TAGC24
March 18, 2024

Current and former Department of Molecular Biology folk -- faculty, students, postdocs, and alumni -- came together for an impromptu lunch reunion at The Allied Genetics Conference 2024 (TAGC24) of the Genetics Society of America (GSA) held from March 6-10, 2024 at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in metropolitan Washington,…

Gitai Elected into American Academy of Microbiology
March 11, 2024

Congratulations to Zemer Gitai, the Edwin Grant Conklin Professor of Biology and Professor of Molecular Biology, on his election into the 2024 class of the American Academy of Microbiology!

Fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original…