Ricardo Mallarino named 2021 Vallee Scholar
Aug. 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.

Heather Thieringer promoted to University Lecturer
Aug. 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.

Two Faculty Members Transfer to Emeritus Status
Aug. 10, 2021

Virologists Thomas Shenk and Lynn Enquist are transitioning to Emeritus status. Both have served as chairs of the Department.

Micah Burton and Lisset Duran win HHMI Gilliam Fellowships
July 22, 2021

The HHMI Gilliam Fellowship supports diversity in science and provides a three-year financial award.

Elizabeth Gavis and Cameron Myhrvold receive DFR Innovation Funding
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."

Molecular Biology Outreach Program Launches Youtube Tutorials
June 7, 2021

Princeton's Molecular Biology Outreach Program presents the pilot episode of Discover It Yourself. This series aims to make science more approachable and accessible by showcasing safe-for-all-ages experiments that can be performed at home.

Alexander Ploss wins top pitch at BioNJ BioPartnering Conference
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.

Elizabeth Gavis Receives President's Award for Distinguished Teaching
May 17, 2021

Gavis is among four Princeton University faculty members who received President’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 16.

Sabine Petry Awarded Support from Schmidt Transformative Tech Fund
May 11, 2021

Petry's is among three projects, led by faculty teams from across the sciences and engineering, that aim to pioneer new discoveries with the potential to transform entire fields of inquiry and propel innovation. The projects were selected following a competitive application process. 

MD/PhD Student Tess Kichuk Wins Princeton Research Day Prize
May 11, 2021

Tess Kichuk, a Molecular Biology student in the Avalos lab, won the Graduate Student Impact Award.

Gabriel Moore presented with inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Award
May 3, 2021

Graduate Student Gabriel Moore was presented with the Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy award by D&I Committee Chair Mohamed Donia

Murawski and Bridges win Awards for Achieving Great Science
May 3, 2021

Allison Muraswki and Andrew Bridges were presented with Awards for Achieving Great Science by Professor Ileana Cristea

Nieng Yan Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 22, 2021

Professor Yan has been named an Honorary International Member and joins a distinguished list of scholars in the area of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology.

Junior Natalia Orlovsky Awarded Goldwater Scholarship
April 16, 2021

Orlovsky is one of three Princeton undergraduates to receive this annual award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. 

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Princeton University partner to ‘push the frontiers’ on diet, metabolism and cancer
April 13, 2021

Molecular Biology's Yibin Kang is among three principal investigators heading up the Ludwig Princeton Branch, a new branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research based at Princeton University.