Slimy, hard-to-clean bacterial mats called biofilms cause problems ranging from medical infections to clogged drains and fouled industrial equipment. Now, researchers at Princeton have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off these notorious sludges.
- Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
- Friday, Nov 30, 2018
Creating new tools that harness light to probe the mysteries of cellular behavior, Princeton researchers have made discoveries about the formation of cellular components called membraneless organelles and the key role these organelles play in cells.
In two papers published Nov. 29 in the journal Cell, researchers from multiple Princeton departments report on the conditions that lead to the formation of membraneless organelles and the impact that the formation has on cellular DNA.
- Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
Princeton University has teamed up with Microsoft to collaborate on the leading edge of microbiology and computational modelling research.
- Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Princeton University faculty members Rebecca Burdine and Elke Weber have been named 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their scientifically or socially distinguished work.
New fellows will be honored Feb. 16 during the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., and in the AAAS News & Notes section of the Nov. 29 issue of Science.
- Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
The Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI), an effort to accelerate interdisciplinary collaboration on catalysis — interpreted broadly — across the University and with industry, is flexing its muscles. PCI’s first industrial partnership, a 10-year, $6 million commitment from Celgene was signed Nov. 1.
- Monday, Oct 22, 2018
In an initiative to boost collaborations on subjects too new to fit into existing departments and centers, the School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a program to fund small, cross-disciplinary groups of researchers called Focused Research Teams.
- Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
Niko Fotopoulos, a Princeton sophomore, is a co-founder of Blackwell, a medical technology startup. The Blackwell team spent this past summer at Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs, the first undergraduate team to do so.
- Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
Two Princeton professors — one who explores the interior structures of cells, and another who mathematically defines thresholds between shifting, complex systems — have been awarded 2018 MacArthur Fellowships. Choreographer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili, a Hodder Fellow in the Lewis Center for the Arts, also received an award.
- Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
Scientists have long prized the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for studying the biology of multicellular organisms. The millimeter-long worms are easy to grow in the lab and manipulate genetically, and they have only around 1,000 cells, making them a powerful system for probing intricacies of development, behavior and metabolism.
- Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018
Princeton postdoctoral research associate Melanie McReynolds has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as one of 15 Hanna Gray Fellows. The awards, established by HHMI to support diversity in science, are given to exceptional early-career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research.