Researchers have unveiled a new tool that uses light to manipulate proteins inside cells, causing liquid-like structures known as membraneless organelles to condense out of a cell's watery environment. Because these structures play a critical role in cellular operations, and possibly in disease development, the researchers believe the tool will open new areas of cellular biology to exploration.
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Three Princeton faculty members have received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
From improving the performance of solar cells to genetically engineering yeast to make biofuels, eight undergraduates at Princeton University engaged in exciting energy and environment-related research projects this past summer through the University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. The students, who worked for eight weeks under the guidance of Andlinger Center faculty members.
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University awards seed funding to catalyze and support projects proposed by University faculty, researchers, and students that are aimed at solving a broad range of energy and environmental problems. These projects foster innovative research, teaching, and mentorship in energy and the environment.
Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a first-generation college student who graduated from Princeton as salutatorian in 2006, joined the University as an assistant professor of classics earlier this year.
Elke Weber is the newest senior faculty member at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. She studies how people make decisions that have implications in energy and environment policy.
For the past five years, Esther Schor, a professor of English, has been conversing with Esperantists (in Esperanto) around the world to research her new book, "Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language" (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2016). The book is a full history of the constructed language — from its linguistic mechanics to its core ideals that have survived into the digital age.