Researchers use light to turn yeast into biochemical factories
March 27, 2018

Researchers in the Toettcher and Avalos labs have found a way to use light to control genetically modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals.

MOL 350 Revisited
March 22, 2018

From state-of-the-art theater lighting to microscopes that can visualize the delicate vascular system of a fruit fly, Princeton undergraduates are getting their hands on some of the most sophisticated equipment available today.

Gail Huber honored for 30 years of service at the University
March 16, 2018

MOL Faculty Assistant Gail Huber was honored at the annual Service Recognition Luncheon for 30 years of service at Princeton. Also honored for 25 years of service were Girish Deshpande, Heping Jiang, and Saw Kyin.

Fertility breakthrough: New research could extend egg health with age
Feb. 23, 2018

A new study from the Murphy lab has identified a drug that extends egg viability in worms, a finding which could theoretically extend women’s fertility by three to six years.

Murthy receives BRAIN grant to study social interactions
Feb. 20, 2018

Mala Murthy is leading a team of Princeton researchers that has received a $2.2 million grant to investigate the brain’s mechanisms at work in social interactions.

MOL major Gabriel Joseph named Knight-Hennessy Scholar
Feb. 19, 2018

Molecular Biology major Gabriel Joseph has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar and will pursue an MD degree at Stanford University.

Alex Ploss receives New Jersey Health Foundation award
Feb. 14, 2018

Alexander Ploss, Assistant Professor, has received a New Jersey Health Foundation Innovation Grant to study hepatitis.

Eric Wieschaus given Developmental Biology-SDB Lifetime Achievement Award
Feb. 5, 2018

Eric Wieschaus, Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, was awarded the 2018 Society for Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award for "outstanding and sustained contributions in the field, exceptional mentoring, and service to the scientific community."

Jean Schwarzbauer wins Senior Investigator Award from ASMB
Jan. 31, 2018

Jean Schwarzbauer will be awarded the 2018 Senior Investigator Award from the American Society for Matrix Biology.

Anna Schmedel wins Arthur Epstein Award
Jan. 25, 2018

Anna Schmedel, winner of the 2017 Arthur Epstein Award.  The award is presented annually to a staff member who has demonstrated initiative, teamwork and extraordinary efforts in service to Molecular Biology.

Ploss, Donia and Berry labs receive Intellectual Property Accelerator Funds
Jan. 25, 2018

Three Molecular Biology faculty members submitted technologies that were selected to receive funding through Princeton University’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund.

Geraldine Seydoux *91 delivers 2018 Kuggie Vallee Distinguished Lecture
Jan. 23, 2018


Geraldine Seydoux *91, Huntington Sheldon Professor in Medical Discovery in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute delivered the 2018 Kuggie Vallee Distinguished Lecture on January 22, 2018 at Princeton.  "In…

Business and biology in perfect synthesis
Jan. 17, 2018

Alex Lorestani and Nick Ouzounov discuss their founding of Geltor, a startup that aims to provide synthetic proteins to the food and cosmetic industries.

A new weapon against bone metastasis? Princeton lab develops antibody to fight cancer
Dec. 11, 2017

Researchers in the Kang lab, in collaboration with Amgen, have developed an antibody to fight bone cancer metastasis.

Gdf3 sets the pattern for embryonic development
Nov. 30, 2017

Researchers in the Burdine lab have discovered that receiving maternal gdf3 is essential for normal embryonic development.