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  • 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
  • photo of Ricardo Mallarino
    August 31, 2021
    Ricardo Mallarino, assistant professor of molecular biology, has been named a 2021 Vallee Scholar by the Vallee Foundation. The Vallee Scholar Awards Program recognizes outstanding early career scientists at a critical juncture in their careers.
    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • photo of a lung
    August 31, 2021
    In a joint project funded by the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund of the High Meadows Environmental Institute, Celeste M. Nelson and Ricardo Mallarino will explore the vast diversity of lung structures in vertebrates.
    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Heather Thierenger
    August 26, 2021
    Senior lecturer Heather Thieringer was promoted to the position of University Lecturer on July 1, 2021 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching at Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology.
    Department Announcement
  • Thomas Shenk and Lynn Enquist
    August 10, 2021
    Virologists Thomas Shenk and Lynn Enquist are transitioning to Emeritus status. Both have served as chairs of the Department.
    Department Announcement
  • Micah Burton and Lisset Duran
    July 22, 2021
    The HHMI Gilliam Fellowship supports diversity in science and provides a three-year financial award.
    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Lai, Myrhvold, Gavis
    July 21, 2021
    Elizabeth Gavis and Cameron Myhrvold have been awarded Dean for Research Innovation Funding for their collaborative effort on "Tracking RNA in living cells."
    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
  • Photo of Professor Alexander Ploss
    June 7, 2021
    Alexander Ploss, associate professor and president of Acurasset Therapeutics, won first place in the 2021 Company and Pitch Presentation Competition held by BioNJ in conjunction with their 11th annual BioPartnering Conference on May 18-19.
    Grants, Fellowships and Awards