Dean for Research awards emphasize innovative industrial collaborations

Written by
Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
March 23, 2018

Innovation Fund for Industrial Collaborations

This fund supports collaborations between Princeton researchers and external companies with the goal of fostering basic research that eventually may become available to the public as products, technologies or services. The award requires the pledge of a matching contribution from the company in the second year of the project.

Collaboration targets virulent acne

Acne is normally an irritating but fleeting affliction, but it can turn virulent and leave lasting scars. Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, assistant professor of chemistry, will team with scientists from Johnson & Johnson to explore new ways to understand and treat virulent acne. The Princeton researchers will search for factors that may turn on genes that drive this behavior. The Seyedsayamdost lab has developed special methods for activating and studying genes that are usually inactive, or "silent." Using these methods, the team will study the regulatory pathways that contribute to virulence.