Devenport Lab releases research on "How the mammalian skin takes shape"
July 12, 2019

A new study from the Devenport lab has found that, in embryonic mice, the shape of the developing skin influences the direction in which skin stem cells divide, helping to ensure that the epidermis forms correctly.

Murphy and Petry win awards for excellence in cell biology
July 10, 2019

MOL Faculty Members Coleen Murphy and Sabine Petry have won two of the three annual “Women in Cell Biology” awards from the American Society for Cell Biology.

Donia Lab Finds Sea slugs use algae’s bacterial ‘weapons factory’ in three-way symbiotic relationship
June 28, 2019

Delicate yet voracious, the sea slug Elysia rufescens grazes cow-like on bright green tufts of algae, rooting around to find the choicest bits.

Zakian among eighteen faculty members to transfer to emeritus status
June 25, 2019

MolBio Professor Virginia Zakian is among eighteen Princeton University faculty members transferred to emeritus status in recent action by the Board of Trustees. Transfers are effective July 1, 2019.

Ploss Lab publishes research on hepatitis B and delta viruses
June 18, 2019

Researchers in the Ploss Lab have developed a new, scalable cell culture system that allows for detailed investigation of how host cells respond to infection with hepatitis B (HBV) and delta virus (HDV).

Alumni Weekly Mentoring Feature Highlights Bassler and Nadell *11
June 13, 2019

Though he started as a Ph.D. student in EEB, Carey Nadell *11’s line of research led him to the lab of Bonnie Bassler. Nadell worked with Bassler to develop a unique blend of disciplines that he has carried with him to Dartmouth.

Professors Devenport, Toettcher, and Gitai receive Schmidt Transformative Technology Funding
June 11, 2019

Two research initiatives that aspire to engineer new biomaterials for unmet medical and research needs have been awarded funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

Princeton researchers publish study on learned behaviors in C. elegans
June 6, 2019

Molecular Biology researchers have discovered that learned behaviors in worms of the species C. elegans can be inherited for multiple generations, transmitted from parent to progeny via eggs and sperm cells. This research is detailed in the June 13 issue of Cell.

MOL Class Day 2019
June 5, 2019

The Department of Molecular Biology graduated 49 concentrators on Class Day 2019. Ellie Randolph (left) and Benjamim Jacobson (right) received the award given for the best thesis, the Sigma Xi Book Award for Outstanding Research, from chair Bonnie Bassler and DUS Liz Gavis.  

Wingreen wins President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching
June 4, 2019

Ned Wingreen receives President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies Tuesday, June 4.

Alexei Korennykh publishes research on the link between circadian clock and fat metabolism
May 30, 2019


The enzyme Nocturnin, which governs daily tasks such as fat metabolism and energy usage, works in an entirely different way than previously thought, reported a team of researchers at Princeton University.

Nieng Yan to Receive Dean for Research Innovation Funds
May 28, 2019

Molecular Biology's Nieng Yan's research is among a wide-ranging collection of new projects from disciplines across campus that have been selected to receive Princeton funding through the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.

Understanding the cogs in a bacterial machine
May 24, 2019

A new paper from Betsy Hart of the Silhavy lab and members of the Wühr lab reveals how two components, known as BamB and BamE, coordinate the b-barrel assembly machine's activity to prevent it from becoming jammed.

Gitai leads Princeton team in bioengineering a cellular speedometer
May 13, 2019

An all-Princeton research team has identified bacteria that can detect the speed of flowing fluids.

Ploss Lab publishes new progress in developing an animal model of hepatitis C
May 10, 2019

Small differences in a liver cell protein have significant impacts on hepatitis C virus replication in mice and humans, findings that could facilitate the development of a mouse model of the infection. The report, led by researchers in the Ploss Lab, was published today in the journal eLIFE.