Montondo wins Arthur Epstein Service Award
Dec. 2, 2016

Matthew Montondo, Faculty Assistant to Professors Enquist, Gavis, Petry and Schwarzabauer, is the recipient of the 2016 Arthur Epstein Service Award.

Kang named fellow of AAAS
Nov. 21, 2016

Yibin Kang, the Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Bassler awarded Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Nov. 17, 2016

Bonnie Bassler received the The Rockefeller University's Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, which honors extraordinary women scientists, on November 16, 2016.

Cristea research highlighted at Celebrate Princeton Invention
Nov. 14, 2016

Among the researchers highlighted at this year's Celebrate Princeton Invention was Professor of Molecular Biology Ileana Cristea.  Her discoveries may lead to ways to treat mitochondrial diseases, cancer and viral diseases. Cristea discusses her research in this video.

Wühr lab takes a global view of the cell
Oct. 28, 2016
Martin Wühr, who joined the Department of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics as an assistant professor in July, seeks to understand how biological molecules organize themselves into cells.
Max Wilson receives NJ Health Foundation Innovation Grant
Oct. 27, 2016

Max Wilson, a postdoctoral research associate in Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology, has received a $50,000 Innovation Grant from the New Jersey Health Foundation to advance two projects aimed at controlling cell behavior to improve treatments for a wide range of diseases.

Scientists get their first look into how bacteria construct a slimy biofilm fortress
Oct. 18, 2016

Princeton researchers have for the first time revealed the mechanics of how bacteria build up slimy masses, called biofilms, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria are a thousand times less susceptible to antibiotics, making certain infections, such as pneumonia, difficult to treat and potentially lethal.  


Bassler elected to National Academy of Medicine
Oct. 18, 2016

Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University's Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology and department chair, was one of 79 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Bassler is Princeton's 10th current academy member. Academy membership is considered…

2016 Molecular Biology Retreat Awards
Oct. 9, 2016

Molecular Biology graduate students were presented with this year's department awards at the Annual Retreat on October 7th.


Donia receives 2016 Kenneth Rainin Foundation Breakthrough Award
Oct. 5, 2016

Molecular Biology Assistant Professor Mohamed Abou Donia has been chosen for a 2016 Breakthrough Award by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation for his work on IBD and Crohn's Disease.

New method identifies protein-protein interactions on basis of sequence alone (PNAS)
Oct. 4, 2016

Researchers have used mathematical analysis to figure out whether two proteins interact with each other, just by looking at their sequences and without having to train their computer model using any known examples. 

Petry and Toettcher receive 2016 NIH Director's New Innovator Award
Oct. 4, 2016

Molecular Biology Assistant Professors Sabine Petry and Jared Toettcher are both recipients of a 2016 NIH Director's New Innovator Award. 

FACULTY AWARD: Five Princeton professors among inaugural HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholars
Sept. 23, 2016

Five Princeton University faculty members have been selected as inaugural faculty scholars by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Yibin Kang Named to Inaugural Class of Few-Glasson Society
Aug. 24, 2016

A former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Duke sociologist who has given decades of service and millions of dollars to the university, and a researcher tackling the most common cause of cancer death will be the first inductees into the Duke Graduate School Few-Glasson Alumni Society.

The society recognizes graduates of the school…

Faculty Award: Bassler receives Max Planck Research Award
Aug. 24, 2016

Bassler was recognized for her "major role in the discovery that Earth’s most ancient unicellular organisms communicate with one another via chemical signalling molecules," a process known as quorum sensing.