Celia Smits Awarded Procter Fellowship
April 14, 2022

Smits is a 5th year graduate student in the Shvartsman lab. The Procter Fellowship is awarded annually “to students displaying the highest scholarly excellence in graduate work.”

MOL Graduate Students Chloe Cavanaugh, Will Hofstadter and Collin McManus win 2022 Teaching Awards
April 12, 2022

Three MOL graduate students have been awarded 2022 Teaching Awards by the Dean of the Graduate School. Teaching Awards honor those graduate students who have made a significant and exceptional contribution to undergraduate teaching. 

Alice Zhang '10 co-founder of Verge Genomics talks to PAW
April 6, 2022

MOL BIO major Alice Zhang '10 is featured on the cover of this week's PAW and interviewed about the company she co-founded, Verge Genomics

New study reveals insights into how early immune response defines severity of COVID-19
April 6, 2022

Researchers at Princeton University and Boston University have uncovered new insights into the role played by the earliest stages of the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in determining whether patients develop mild or severe forms of COVID-19.

Lewis Thomas Laboratory Hosts CDC Director Walensky
March 25, 2022

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, visited Princeton March 24 to tour the University’s COVID-19 testing laboratory and speak about her public health career during a lecture organized by members of the Class of 2022.

KayoThera, Inc. Raises $8 Million to Develop Novel Cancer Immunotherapeutics
March 16, 2022

KayoThera’s science is based on research conducted by Mark Esposito and Yibin Kang, who co-founded KayoThera in 2019 to pursue the development of therapies based on their research.

Spinout from Gitai lab announces seed funding and hiring of CEO
March 6, 2022

ArrePath, a drug discovery spinout founded by Zemer Gitai, has announced a seed round of $20 million to advance its proprietary, machine learning-based platform for discovering new classes of anti-infectives. 

Levine Lab Study Uncovers New Features of Genome Organization
Feb. 10, 2022

A paper published in Science by Philippe Batut, Michael Levine and colleagues explores how genome organization controls gene expression during development, and identifies a novel class of regulatory sequences that bring gene promoters into physical proximity with distant enhancers.

Bonnie Bassler Wins Wolf Prize in Chemistry
Feb. 8, 2022

The acclaimed Wolf Prize is awarded to outstanding scientists and artists from around the world, for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations amongst peoples.

Courteney Wiredu MOL '23 Coauthors Inclusive Science Education Group's Research
Feb. 3, 2022

The Council on Science and Technology's Inclusive Science Education research group has had an…

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.”