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.
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.
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.”
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.
New tools illuminate mechanisms behind overlooked cellular components’ critical roles
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.
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.
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.
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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A new approach for discovering antivirals against hepatitis B and E viruses aims to identify new drug candidates for these life-threatening diseases.
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.
Princeton Entrepreneurship Council congratulates Alexander Lorestani, Ph.D. *17 and Nikolay Ouzounov, Ph.D. *15, winners of the Tiger Entrepreneur Award for 2018.