Research Areas

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Research

Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology

Biochemistry and Biophysics are the foundation of all cellular processes and systems. Biochemical processes account for the functions of cellular building blocks, from nucleic acids and proteins to lipids and metabolites, and the formation of...

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Cell Biology, Development & Cancer Research

Cell Biology, Development & Cancer

Development of metazoan organisms depends on precise cell-intrinsic controls of cell fate regulators, as well as complex intercellular communications and instructive cues from the extracellular matrices. Corruption of these regulatory pathways...

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Genetics & Genomics Research

Genetics & Genomics

Underlying almost all modern approaches to biology, Genetics is both a fundamental method of inquiry and a discipline in its own right. At Princeton, classical genetics, molecular genetics, and genomics are used to dissect biological mechanisms...

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Microbiology & Virology Research

Microbiology & Virology

Microbes will be at the heart of the solutions to the world's most pressing problems: food, energy, health, and the environment. Princeton research is therefore heavily focused on microbiology, including studies of viruses, bacteria, and yeast....

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Neuroscience Research


Neuroscience, the study of neuron and brain function, is among the most rapidly-expanding of biological disciplines. Neuroscientists in the Department of Molecular Biology focus primarily on systems, computational, and cellular questions, with an...

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