Translating the ‘language of behavior’ with artificially intelligent motion capture
Dec. 20, 2018

Princeton professors Mala Murthy and Joshua Shaevitz are using the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically track animals’ individual body parts in existing video.

Vesna Bacic receives 2018 Arthur Epstein Award
Dec. 14, 2018

Vesna Bacic, an extraordinary member of our grants team for more than twenty years, is the recipient of the 2018 Arthur Epstein Award.  The award is presented annually to a staff member who has demonstrated initiative, teamwork and extraordinary efforts in service to Molecular Biology.

Bonnie Bassler and graduate student Justin Silpe have identified a virus that can listen in on bacterial conversations
Dec. 13, 2018

Bonnie Bassler and graduate student Justin Silpe have identified a virus, VP882, that can listen in on bacterial conversations — and then, in a twist like something out of a spy novel, they found a way to use that to make it attack bacterial diseases like E. coli and cholera.

Shenk named to the National Academy of Inventors
Dec. 12, 2018

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has selected Thomas Shenk as one of the 148 fellows for 2018.

Bold and cold: New faculty member Yan and a new microscope explore life’s essential molecules
Dec. 10, 2018

Last fall, Professor Nieng Yan returned to Princeton — she’d earned her Ph.D. here in 2004 — as the first Shirley M. Tilghman Professor of Molecular Biology, to lead the University’s efforts in cryo-EM — a technology so influential that its development was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Emeritus professor John Hopfield awarded Franklin Institute medal
Dec. 10, 2018

John Hopfield won the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics “for applying concepts of theoretical physics to provide new insights on important biological questions in a variety of areas, including neuroscience and genetics, with significant impact on machine learning, an area of computer science.”

Researchers find a way to peel slimy biofilms like old stickers
Dec. 5, 2018

Slimy, hard-to-clean bacterial mats called biofilms cause problems ranging from medical infections to clogged drains and fouled industrial equipment. Now, researchers at Princeton have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off these notorious sludges.

Jared Toettcher teams with other Princeton researchers to make discoveries about the formation of membraneless organelles
Dec. 3, 2018

New tools illuminate mechanisms behind overlooked cellular components’ critical roles

Princeton and Microsoft collaborate to tackle fundamental challenges in microbiology
Nov. 29, 2018

Microsoft is helping Princeton to better understand the mechanisms of biofilm formation by providing advanced technology that will greatly extend the type of research analysis capable today.

Ploss Lab develops comprehensive way to evaluate how immune responses of humanized mice measure up to actual humans
Nov. 28, 2018

Laboratory mice are not susceptible to some human viruses, including killers like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). For decades, researchers have turned to mice whose immune systems have been “humanized” to respond in a manner similar to humans.

Rebecca Burdine named 2018 AAAS fellow
Nov. 27, 2018

Associate Professor Rebecca Burdine has been named 2018 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to developmental genetics.

Pumpkin DNA, biology of beer: MOL Graduate students make science accessible
Nov. 14, 2018

The Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program aims to engage, encourage and inspire community members of all ages, from children to adults, though on- and off-campus events.

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Ploss Lab takes new approaches to inhibiting hepatitis B and E virus infection
Nov. 8, 2018

A new approach for discovering antivirals against hepatitis B and E viruses aims to identify new drug candidates for these life-threatening diseases.

Samvida Sudheesh Venkatesh awarded a Rhodes Scholarship
Oct. 29, 2018

Molecular Biology concentrator Samvida Sudheesh Venkatesh has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. She is among five recipients from India chosen as 2019 Rhodes Scholars.

Alexander Lorestani, Ph.D. *17 and Nikolay Ouzounov, Ph.D. *15 win Tiger Entrepreneur Award
Oct. 26, 2018

Princeton Entrepreneurship Council congratulates Alexander Lorestani, Ph.D. *17 and Nikolay Ouzounov, Ph.D. *15, winners of the Tiger Entrepreneur Award for 2018.