Ploss Research Featured in Celebrate Princeton Innovation Video Series
Dec. 31, 2019

Building on his lab’s expertise in human liver pathogens, Alexander Ploss and his team have pioneered new screening platforms and new methods to evaluate therapeutic candidates.

Yan Lab Develops New Cryo-EM Grids
Dec. 30, 2019

Professor Nieng Yan and colleagues have developed a new method to make monolayer graphene grids for cryo-EM sample preparation.

Princeton receives NIH translational grant with Rutgers and NJIT
Dec. 10, 2019

Rutgers, Princeton and the NJ Institute of Technology jointly received a $33M award from the NIH to encourage translational science. MOL Professor Dan Notterman is the lead for Princeton. Photo: Melvin Evans/Rutgers University

Patel, Burdine, Shvartsman release study: Optical switch illuminates cells' development
Dec. 5, 2019

The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Aleena Patel, a graduate student in chemical and biological engineering. Professors Rebecca Burdine, left, and Stanislav Shvartsman, right, were co-principal investigators on the project.

Notterman Publishes Results on Shared Reading with Young Children
Dec. 3, 2019

Shared reading between parents and very young children, including infants, is associated with stronger vocabulary skills for nearly all children by age 3.

Shirley Tilghman named AAAS Fellow
Nov. 27, 2019

Shirley M. Tilghman, President of the University, emeritus, and Professor of molecular biology and public affairs, has been named a 2019 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Liberty Science Center’s Inaugural “Genius of New Jersey” to Honor Bonnie Bassler
Nov. 27, 2019

New Jersey is home to some of the world’s most accomplished innovators in applied science. Bonnie Bassler is among three who are being honored by Liberty Science Center at its inaugural “The Genius of NJ” celebration on Monday, December 2.

Yibin Kang awarded American Cancer Society research professorship grant
Nov. 1, 2019

Yibin Kang has been awarded an American Cancer Society Research Professorship, receiving a lifelong designation accompanied by a five-year $400,000 commitment.

Schwarzbauer innovation to be featured at Celebrate Princeton Innovation
Oct. 28, 2019

A joint invention between the Schwarzbauer and Schwartz labs, Nerve damage repair using a patterned extracellular matrix, will be featured at Celebrate Princeton Innovation on November 14.

Distinguished Postdoc Award given to Sarah Port and Michael Estrella
Oct. 19, 2019

Michael Estrella (left) and Sarah Port (right) have received the 2019 Distinguished Postdoc Service Award

Donia work on microbiome featured in Science
Oct. 15, 2019

MOL Assistant Professor Mohamed Donia's methodology for scouring the microbiome for biologically active small molecules was featured in Science


2019 Silhavy Award presented to Betsy Hart
Oct. 9, 2019

Molecular Biology graduate student Betsy Hart was awarded the Thomas J. Silhavy Award at the Department retreat on October 4.

Justin Silpe Wins Inaugural International Birnstiel Award
Sept. 24, 2019

The Bassler Lab's Justin Silpe wins one of three International Birnstiel Awards from over 100 nominations covering a broad spectrum of the molecular life sciences.

Mark Esposito of Kang Lab receives funding from NJ Health Foundation
Sept. 16, 2019

Kayothera, an early-stage therapeutics company founded by Mark Esposito and Yibin Kang, is working to give hope to some of the most vulnerable cancer patients. Now the company’s aspirations are being bolstered by significant seed funding received from the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF).

Jared Toettcher selected as 2019 Vallee Scholar
Sept. 6, 2019

MOL BIO Assistant Professor Jared Toettcher was selected as a 2019 Vallee Scholar by the Vallee Foundation. The award provides $300,000 over four years for basic biomedical research.