In a paper published online and in the December 2, 2021 issue of the journal Nature, researchers from the Donia lab describe their discovery that microbes living in the human digestive tract can inactivate the antidiabetic drug acarbose, which may affect the drug’s impact on the microbiome as well as its efficacy in patients.
The Microbiology Society has selected Bonnie Bassler to receive the 2022 Prize Medal, awarded annually “to an outstanding microbiologist who is a global leader in their field and whose work has had a far-reaching impact beyond the discipline of microbiology.”
MOL BIO undergraduate alumna Debbie Yu '86, President of LianBio, spoke to MOL undergrads, graduate students and postdocs as part of our Industry Speaker Series.
"My main goal with TechUnited NJ was to gain exposure to startups, investors, and think tanks of New Jersey to widen my horizon on prospective careers post PhD."
A senior in the Department of Molecular Biology pursuing a certificate in computer Science, Frank is co-chair of the Student Volunteers Council (SVC) with the Pace Center and a devoted member of the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad (PFARS).
In April 2020, Myhrvold's paper was published in Nature introducing the revolutionary CARMEN system that simultaneously tests for the 170 most prevalent human-infecting viruses — including the then-novel coronavirus. Only 39 of those viruses had FDA-approved diagnostic tests.
As the dedicated Research Software Engineer for Princeton's Department of Molecular Biology, Biswas helps scientists get the most out of their datasets. "They're trying to tell a biological story," he says, "but they need some analytics tools. I help them develop those tools."
Olivia Duddy of the Bassler Lab won the prestigious Thomas J. Silhavy Award at this year's Molecular Biology Retreat. Xiao Fan of the Yan lab was recognized for outstanding service as a Postdoc.
Eric Franklin (left) and Vanessa Gonzalez (right) won awards for their outstanding contributions to the department's teaching mission during the past year.
The Gitai, Rabinowitz, and Wuhr labs have collaborated with a number of labs in the area to publish two independent research articles on mammalian metabolism, both available online and to be printed in Cell Systems.
Research from the laboratory of MOL/LSI's Britt Adamson, conducted together with collaborators led by Jonathan Weissman at MIT and Editas Medicine, details a novel method called Repair-seq that reveals how genome editing tools work
MOL graduate student Esmat Hegazi (Muir lab) and postdoctoral researcher Rebecca Kim-Yip (Toettcher and Posfai labs) are the latest department members to become NJ ACTS TL1 Fellows. They will receive a year of stipend and tuition support in this translational science training program.
Professors Mohamed Abou Donia, Zemer Gitai and Coleen Murphy (joint with Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics) are 2021 recipients of the NIH's High-Risk High-Reward research grants. Donia and Gitai received a Transformative Research Award, and Murphy received both a Pioneer Award and a Transformative Research Award.