John Jimah appointed Assistant Professor in MOL
Sept. 27, 2021

Structural biologist John R Jimah will be an Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology starting January 2022. Jimah's research focuses on membrane remodeling in human cells and parasites.

Chan Lab: The Fated Cell
Sept. 24, 2021

Michelle Chan wants to know: how does a cell change its fate? Chan, who started her appointment with the Department of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute in September of 2020, trained as a computational biologist.

Martin Jonikas appointed Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
Sept. 23, 2021

Martin Jonikas, an associate professor in Molecular Biology, is one of 33 new investigators from 21 institutions named by HHMI on Sept. 23, selected from more than 800 eligible applicants. Each new investigator will receive about $9 million over a seven-year term

Karishma Bisht on Crediting Early Career Researchers Published in Science
Sept. 13, 2021

Bisht, a new postdoc in the te Velthuis lab, published her opinion piece in Science Magazine: "Don’t make early career researchers ‘ghost authors.’ Give us the credit we deserve"

Katelyn Cook Wins ASCB Porter Prize for Research Excellence
Sept. 10, 2021

The American Society of Cell Biology chose one graduate student internationally on the basis of scientific excellence. In the spirit of Keith Porter, the emphasis is on their individual contributions to the advancement of science and on the novelty and creativity of their findings. 

Murphy Lab scientists discover a mechanism for memory transfer between individuals in C. elegans
Sept. 2, 2021

Researchers Rebecca Moore, Rachel Kaletsky, Chen Lesnik, from Coleen Murphy’s laboratory, demonstrated that the microscopic worm C. elegans uses a retrotransposon called Cer1 to transfer a learned behavior (avoidance of a pathogenic bacterium) between worms. 


Mallarino and Nelson Receive High Meadows Environmental Institute Funding
Aug. 31, 2021

In a joint project funded by the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund of the High Meadows Environmental Institute, Celeste M. Nelson and Ricardo Mallarino will explore the vast diversity of lung structures in vertebrates.

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.