Reflections on mentorship as an early career researcher
Dec. 8, 2022

A "relentless advocate for the success" of her own trainees, Molecular Biology alumna Dorothy A. Lerit *10, received the 2022 Günter Blobel Early Career Award at Cell Bio 2022.

Krystal Lum and Brandon Trejo awarded 2022 NIH-funded NJ ACTS Translational Science fellowships
Nov. 16, 2022

For many young researchers, the great promise of a career in basic research is the opportunity to make discoveries that are transformative not just in the laboratory but in society at large. However, experimental challenges are not the only hurdles that must be surmounted before a new discovery can reach the patients and policymakers who need it.

New biophysics graduate program draws leading faculty from across the University
Oct. 18, 2022

Princeton is launching a Ph.D. program in biophysics for students who want to study at the interface between living systems and physics, at every scale from molecules to ecosystems, including both experimental and theoretical work.

The multidisciplinary program is led by professors from across the University: from the Lewis-Sigler…

Mark Esposito is 2022 Tiger Entrepreneur Award winner
Oct. 13, 2022

Mark Esposito *17, who earned his Ph.D. and was also a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Yibin Kang, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, has been named a 2022 Tiger Entrepreneur Award winner. Esposito is co-founder and vice president of Kayothera, a startup spinout from the lab of…

Zemer Gitai, Distinguished Innovator
Oct. 12, 2022

Molecular biologist Zemer Gitai has been named the winner of the Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation. The award is given annually to honor a technology or innovation led by a Princeton faculty member whose scholarly activity and creative thinking provides solutions to societal challenges.  

Zemer Gitai,…

2022 MolBio Retreat Award Recipients
Oct. 11, 2022

Last weekend's 2022 MolBio Annual Retreat gave students, postdocs, and faculty a chance to hear, see, and discuss research going on across the department, and it was a chance to mingle, dine, and dance with colleagues beyond one's own lab group -- and there were some awards conferred:

DEI Advocacy Award: Luke Soucy,…

Michelle Chan, Celeste Nelson and A.J. te Velthuis Win Major NIH Awards
Oct. 4, 2022

Molecular Biology Professors Chan and te Velthuis, and Associated Faculty Member Nelson, are among 103 researchers nationwide to receive 2022 High-Risk, High-Reward research awards from the NIH, created to support unconventional approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research.

Ploss/MacMillan ID new entry factors for COVID spike protein
Sept. 15, 2022

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Molecular Biology have used a cellular mapping technology called µMap, introduced just two years ago by the MacMillan Lab, to uncover eight novel entry factors of interest for the spike protein. 

A fast, accurate, equipment-free diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 and its variants
Aug. 16, 2022

The new approach, developed by researchers including Cameron Myhrvold, draws on principles of gene editing and could improve the speed and specificity of SARS-COV-2 testing both at home and in the clinic. The advance was reported on May 30, 2022 in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering.

Geneticist Leon Rosenberg Dies at 89
Aug. 15, 2022

Dr. Leon E. Rosenberg, a pioneer in the field of medical genetics, died on July 22 at his home in Lawrenceville, N.J. He was 89.

Katherine Morillo Awarded 2022 HHMI Gilliam Fellowship
July 28, 2022

Katherine Morillo, a MOL BIO graduate student in the lab of Coleen Murphy, has been awarded an HHMI Gilliam Fellowship. The award provides $53,000 for up to three years for outstanding graduate students and their advisers who are committed to building an inclusive environment


Emeritus Professor Austin Newton died May 13
May 31, 2022

Dr. Austin Newton died on May 13 in Princeton at eighty-five. He was born in Richmond, Texas, the son of Dr. Edward P. and Catherine W. Newton. After graduating from the University of Texas–Austin in 1959 and with a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California–Berkeley in 1964, Dr. Newton joined the group headed by the Nobel Laureate…

Class of 2022 Prize Recipients Announced at Class Day
May 25, 2022

Sigma Xi and Thesis Awards, among others, were bestowed on members of the Class of 2022 on May 23rd by Bonnie Bassler and Frederick Hughson.

Just Published: How fast-growing algae could enhance growth of crops
May 19, 2022

A study by Martin Jonikas and Ned Wingreen provides a framework to boost crop growth by incorporating a strategy adopted from a fast-growing species of green algae. 

Princeton to unveil a portrait of Elaine Fuchs *77
May 4, 2022

As part of the University’s ongoing initiative to expand the narrative of Princeton’s history and foster an inclusive sense of place on campus, the University is unveiling a portrait of Elaine Fuchs *77.