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2015 Molecular Biology Retreat Awards
Oct. 15, 2015

The Department of Molecular Biology held its 31st Annual Retreat at Frick Chemistry Laboratory on campus this year and awarded a total of eight awards to MOL postdocs and graduate students.

Faculty Award: Donia, Seyedsayamdost receive NIH New Innovator Awards
Oct. 13, 2015

Princeton University faculty members Mohamed Abou Donia, an assistant professor of molecular biology, and Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, an assistant professor of chemistry and associate faculty of molecular biology, were among 41 researchers nationwide to receive 2015 New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health.

Faculty Award: Gitai, Murphy receive NIH Pioneer Awards
Oct. 8, 2015

Princeton University faculty members Zemer Gitai, professor of molecular biology, and ColeenZemer Gitai Murphy, professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, are among 13 researchers nationwide to receive 2015 Pioneer Awards from the National Institutes of Health.

Princeton University BRAIN Initiative Research highlighted by the National Science Foundation
Oct. 8, 2015

Lords of the fruit flies: What goes into fruit fly courtship? It might seem like an odd question, but understanding its neural underpinnings--and studying the male-female interactions at the milliscale level--could help us better understand the complexities of social behavior

Zhuo (Rory) Li awarded the HHMI International Student Research Fellowship
Oct. 7, 2015

Zhuo (Rory) Li, a graduate student in the Kang lab, was awarded the HHMI International Student Research Fellowship.

Minhong Shen receives NJCCR Fellowship
Oct. 7, 2015

Minhong Shen, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kang laboratory, was awarded the NJCCR fellowship for his research focusing on the role of MTDH in breast cancer.

Antoni Celià-Terrasa receives the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation postdoctoral fellowship award
Sept. 1, 2015

Antoni Celià-Terrasa, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kang lab, was awarded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation postdoctoral fellowship award for his research proposal entitled "Ubiquitin-dependent regulation of EMT in breast cancer metastasis".

Mark Esposito is awarded the Pre-doctoral F31 Fellowship
Aug. 28, 2015

Mark Esposito, a graduate student in the Kang lab was awarded the pre-doctoral F31 fellowship for his research proposal entitled Exploration of the dynamics of E-selectin interaction in breast cancer metastasis.

Raymundo Alfaro-Aco is awarded the HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study
July 31, 2015

Raymundo Alfaro-Aco, a second year graduate student in the Petry lab, was awarded the first HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study for our department.  His research aims to elucidate how microtubules are generated from microtubule organizing centers.

We Need a Vaccine Development Fund for ‘Death Valley:’ Mahmoud Explains
July 29, 2015

Adel Mahmoud's interview with Ed Silverman from The Wall Street Journal.

There may be numerous infectious diseases that regularly claim untold numbers of lives around the world, but there are few vaccine candidates for combating these ailments...

Nikon Instruments, Inc. and the Department of Molecular Biology Open Center of Excellence in Microscopy
July 23, 2015

The Department of Molecular Biology is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Nikon Center of Excellence, a cutting-edge microscopy facility that is mutually beneficial for both the University and Nikon.

Sabine Petry receives the Humboldt -Princeton Strategic Partnership award
July 22, 2015

Molecular Biology Assistant Professor Sabine Petry has been awarded the Humboldt-Princeton Strategic Partnership, along with Assistant Professor Clifford Brangwynne, Chemical and Biological Engineering and Simone B. Reber, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Quantitative Biology.

Enquist becomes President of the American Society for Microbiology
July 13, 2015

As of July 1, 2015, Henry L. Hillman professor of molecular biology and professor in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University Lynn Enquist, will become president of the American Society for Microbiology.

Bonnie Bassler receives FASEB 2016 Excellence in Science Award
July 6, 2015

Bonnie L. Bassler, PhD, has been chosen to receive the FASEB 2016 Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes women whose outstanding career achievements in biological science have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research.

Summer institute encourages university educators to engage students in science
June 26, 2015

From institutions across the Northeast, researchers and science instructors gathered at Princeton University the week of June 14 to explore techniques designed to better engage science students and attract students who are apprehensive about entering a laboratory.