Some of Princeton’s leading cancer researchers were startled to discover that what they thought was a straightforward investigation into how cancer spreads through the body — metastasis — turned up evidence of liquid-liquid phase separations: the new field of biology research that investigates how liquid blobs of living materials merge into each other, similar to the movements seen in a lava lamp or in liquid mercury.
- Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021
- Thursday, Feb 18, 2021
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named Princeton postdoctoral researcher Sofia Quinodoz a 2020 Hanna Gray Fellow, bolstering her study into how the structures within cells contribute to disease.
- Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021
Name change more accurately reflects the department's range and impact in computer and information technologies
In a change highlighting Princeton's broad investment in computer and information technologies, the former Department of Electrical Engineering has become the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The new name won unanimous support at the Feb. 1 monthly meeting of the University Faculty.
- Monday, Jan 25, 2021
Cliff Brangwynne was seeing cells in the sidewalk again.
It was another long day in the lab at Harvard Medical School, where Brangwynne would often work late nights, staring at cells. Sometimes he spent so much time staring at cells through the microscope that the cells would follow him home, their shapes imprinted on his vision. Walking late at night, he’d see them dancing over the buildings and the empty streets and sidewalks.
- Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020
Five members of the Princeton faculty have been named to endowed professorships, effective Dec. 1.
• Wallace D. Best, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Religion and African American Studies
• Clifford P. Brangwynne, the June K. Wu ’92 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
• Celeste M. Nelson, the Wilke Family Professor in Bioengineering and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020
Clifford Brangwynne, professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been appointed the inaugural director of the Princeton Bioengineering Initiative. This initiative will support and expand the bioengineering activities already underway at the University, and ignite new directions in research, education and innovation at the intersection of the life sciences and engineering.
- Monday, Nov 16, 2020
Princeton University’s Vice Dean for Innovation Rodney Priestley announced three new programs that aim to build a better future through research and scholarship at Engage 2020, the University’s innovation and entrepreneurship conference held Nov. 4-6.
- Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020
The first Forward Fest Oct. 23-24 will focus on public health, justice and the 2020 election.
2020 has been a year full of questions. And often, not a lot of answers.
Princeton University’s A Year of Forward Thinking community engagement campaign is celebrating the art of the question — and how the University’s “forward thinkers” are using research, analysis and scholarship to develop bold thinking for the future.
- Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020
The mission of Princeton University will be brought to life in a new way through Engage 2020, the inaugural innovation and entrepreneurship conference scheduled for November 4-6, 2020. Presented by the Princeton innovation and entrepreneurship team and its campus partners, Engage 2020 will offer more than 50 live, online sessions of relevance to academia, business and industry, Princeton alumni, entrepreneurs, investors, foundations and the intellectually curious.
- Monday, Sep 21, 2020
New research suggests that the impact of natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key factors in shaping the future trajectory of the global coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19.