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Shirley Tilghman wins award for ‘exemplary contributions to the genetics community and society’
Jan. 28, 2022

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) selected former Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman as the 2022 winner of the George W. Beadle Award for outstanding contributions to the community of genetics researchers.

Why are some viruses harmless and others deadly? A.J. te Velthuis is on the case.
Jan. 6, 2022

Viruses outnumber humans by about 400 trillion to one, and yet pandemics are rare. Why? Why do a few viruses inflict so much damage, when the vast majority are harmless or even helpful? Those questions drive A.J. te Velthuis, who joined Princeton’s molecular biology faculty in January 2021.

Jacques Fresco, ‘a major figure in the birth of modern molecular biology,’ dies at 93
Jan. 4, 2022

“Jacques was a pioneer in the biochemistry of nucleic acids,” said Lynn Enquist, the Henry L. Hillman Professor of Molecular Biology, Emeritus. “He has a remarkable history of training students and mentoring spectacular faculty.”

Donia lab finds oral and gut microbes can inactivate an antidiabetic drug
Dec. 21, 2021

In a paper published online and in the December 2, 2021 issue of the journal Nature, researchers from the Donia lab describe their discovery that microbes living in the human digestive tract can inactivate the antidiabetic drug acarbose, which may affect the drug’s impact on the microbiome as well as its efficacy in patients.

Bonnie Bassler Awarded the Microbiology Society's Prize Medal
Dec. 15, 2021

The Microbiology Society has selected Bonnie Bassler to receive the 2022 Prize Medal, awarded annually “to an outstanding microbiologist who is a global leader in their field and whose work has had a far-reaching impact beyond the discipline of microbiology.”

Debbie Yu '86 appears in Industry Speaker Series
Dec. 2, 2021

MOL BIO undergraduate alumna Debbie Yu '86, President of LianBio, spoke to MOL undergrads, graduate students and postdocs as part of our Industry Speaker Series.

Noel Park's GradFUTURES Social Impact Fellowship Highlighted
Dec. 2, 2021

"My main goal with TechUnited NJ was to gain exposure to startups, investors, and think tanks of New Jersey to widen my horizon on prospective careers post PhD."

New cancer therapy from Yibin Kang’s lab published
Nov. 29, 2021

Yibin Kang has spent more than 15 years investigating a little-known but deadly gene called metadherin, which enables cancer in two important ways — and which he can now disable. His work appears in two papers in today’s issue of Nature Cancer.

Samuel Frank '22 Receives Pace Center's Fisher Memorial Award
Nov. 29, 2021

A senior in the Department of Molecular Biology pursuing a certificate in computer Science, Frank is co-chair of the Student Volunteers Council (SVC) with the Pace Center and a devoted member of the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad (PFARS).

Cameron Myhrvold is using ‘spectacular’ new technologies to seek and destroy viral pathogens
Nov. 24, 2021

In April 2020, Myhrvold's paper was published in Nature introducing the revolutionary CARMEN system that simultaneously tests for the 170 most prevalent human-infecting viruses — including the then-novel coronavirus. Only 39 of those viruses had FDA-approved diagnostic tests.

Joshua Babu '22 Awarded Rhodes Scholarship
Nov. 21, 2021

Babu, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is concentrating in molecular biology and is also pursuing a certificate in gender and sexuality studies. At Oxford, he will pursue an MSc Comparative Social Policy and MSc Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation.

Abhishek Biswas Featured by Princeton Research Computing
Nov. 18, 2021

As the dedicated Research Software Engineer for Princeton's Department of Molecular Biology, Biswas helps scientists get the most out of their datasets. "They're trying to tell a biological story," he says, "but they need some analytics tools. I help them develop those tools."

Olivia Duddy Wins Silhavy Award; Xiao Fan Recognized for Postdoc Service
Nov. 3, 2021

 

Olivia Duddy of the Bassler Lab won the prestigious Thomas J. Silhavy Award at this year's Molecular Biology Retreat. Xiao Fan of the Yan lab was recognized for outstanding service as a Postdoc.

Eric Franklin and Vanessa Gonzalez win Graduate Student Teaching Awards
Nov. 3, 2021

Eric Franklin (left) and Vanessa Gonzalez (right) won awards for their outstanding contributions to the department's teaching mission during the past year.

 

Gitai, Wuhr, Rabinowitz labs collaborate on mammalian metabolism research
Nov. 3, 2021

The Gitai, Rabinowitz, and Wuhr labs have collaborated with a number of labs in the area to publish two independent research articles on mammalian metabolism, both available online and to be printed in Cell Systems.