Mohammed Donia publishes study on the human microbiome
Feb. 7, 2020

The microbial community populating the human body plays an important role in health and disease, but with few exceptions, how individual microbial species affect health and disease states remains poorly understood. A new study by Princeton researcher Mohamed Abou Donia and his colleagues, appearing in the Dec. 13 issue of the journal Science, gives scientists new tools to explore and understand the human microbiome.

Burdine and Shvartsman release study: Optical switch illuminates cells' development
Feb. 7, 2020

Combining light and a protein linked to cancer, researchers at Princeton University have created a biological switch to conduct an unprecedented exploration of cellular development in the embryo.

Martin Jonikas receives Vilcek Prizes honoring immigrants’ outstanding contributions
Feb. 7, 2020

Martin Jonikas, assistant professor of molecular biologyhas received a 2020 Vilcek Foundation Prize, which recognize the career achievements and creative promise of foreign-born innovators in the sciences, arts and humanities.

Bonnie Bassler receives Gruber Genetics Prize
Feb. 7, 2020

Bonnie Bassler will receive the 2020 Gruber Genetics Prize for her pioneering work on how bacteria communicate with each other.   

Bonnie Bassler Awarded GSA Medal
Jan. 30, 2020

Bonnie Bassler has been awarded the Genetics Society of America medal in recognition of her groundbreaking studies of bacterial chemical communication.

Esteban Engel: Novel gene-delivery technology for treatment of disease
Jan. 16, 2020

A newly developed system for turning on the therapeutic activity of genes could benefit the treatment of a broad range of genetic diseases.

Petry Lab recreates branching microtubule nucleation in a test tube
Jan. 15, 2020

Researchers in the Petry Lab have successfully recreated a key process involved in cell division in a test tube, uncovering the vital role played by a protein that is elevated in over 25% of all cancers.

Students visit States of Health exhibit at University Art Museum
Jan. 13, 2020

Professor Dan Notterman and students in MOL 460 Diseases in Children visiting the States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing exhibit at the University Art Museum through February 2

Ploss Research Featured in Celebrate Princeton Innovation Video Series
Dec. 31, 2019

Building on his lab’s expertise in human liver pathogens, Alexander Ploss and his team have pioneered new screening platforms and new methods to evaluate therapeutic candidates.

Yan Lab Develops New Cryo-EM Grids
Dec. 30, 2019

Professor Nieng Yan and colleagues have developed a new method to make monolayer graphene grids for cryo-EM sample preparation.

Princeton receives NIH translational grant with Rutgers and NJIT
Dec. 10, 2019

Rutgers, Princeton and the NJ Institute of Technology jointly received a $33M award from the NIH to encourage translational science. MOL Professor Dan Notterman is the lead for Princeton. Photo: Melvin Evans/Rutgers University

Patel, Burdine, Shvartsman release study: Optical switch illuminates cells' development
Dec. 5, 2019

The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Aleena Patel, a graduate student in chemical and biological engineering. Professors Rebecca Burdine, left, and Stanislav Shvartsman, right, were co-principal investigators on the project.

Notterman Publishes Results on Shared Reading with Young Children
Dec. 3, 2019

Shared reading between parents and very young children, including infants, is associated with stronger vocabulary skills for nearly all children by age 3.

Shirley Tilghman named AAAS Fellow
Nov. 27, 2019

Shirley M. Tilghman, President of the University, emeritus, and Professor of molecular biology and public affairs, has been named a 2019 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Liberty Science Center’s Inaugural “Genius of New Jersey” to Honor Bonnie Bassler
Nov. 27, 2019

New Jersey is home to some of the world’s most accomplished innovators in applied science. Bonnie Bassler is among three who are being honored by Liberty Science Center at its inaugural “The Genius of NJ” celebration on Monday, December 2.