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.

Molecular Biology professors find creative ways to teach during pandemic
April 5, 2021

Princeton faculty have found a number of innovative ways to teach remotely, from mailing archival materials to virtually choreographing dances. But how can you teach science when the labs themselves are shuttered?

Caroline Doherty's Drosophila Study Published in Developmental Cell
March 23, 2021

A graduate student in the Gavis Lab, Doherty's study reveals that the Drosophila egg actually plays an active role not only in its own growth, but also in the growth of the surrounding nurse cells.

AAPI Support
March 19, 2021


MOL BIO prides itself on its culture of diversity and inclusion. We condemn hatred and violence in any form.” Bonnie Bassler, HHMI, Chair, Department of Molecular Biology

Jodi Kraus Named Presidential Postdoctoral Researcher
March 19, 2021

A postdoc in the lab of Sabine Petry, Jodi is among 12 new early-career scholars who will receive support for their research. 

Andrew Bridges Receives Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists
March 18, 2021

Andrew Bridges has been named one of 15 new Damon Runyon Fellows. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year award are outstanding postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research in the laboratories of leading senior investigators across the country. 

Sofia Quinodoz '13 Named 2020 Hanna Gray Fellow
March 17, 2021

HHMI has named Princeton postdoctoral researcher and Molecular Biology graduate Sofia Quinodoz a 2020 Hanna Gray Fellow, bolstering her study into how the structures within cells contribute to disease. Quinodoz will receive up to $1.4 million over the next eight years.

Lei Wei and Alexander Ploss publish new research on how HBV establishes chronic infections in human cells
March 11, 2021

Molecular Biology researchers Lei Wei and Alexander Ploss used a molecular biochemical approach to dissect how five cellular proteins contribute to an essential step in the life cycle of Hepatitis B virus (HBV), described in March 11, 2021 in the journal Nature Communications.

Zemer Gitai Receives Princeton Accelerator Fund Support
March 9, 2021

Gitai's research on “Poisoned-arrow” antibiotics and drug discovery platforms is among 7 Princeton projects recently funded.