Yibin Kang, Ph.D., the Warner-Lambert/Parke Davis Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and the associate director for Consortium Research of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been awarded an American Cancer Society Research Professorship, receiving a lifelong designation accompanied by a five-year $400,000 commitment.
- Friday, Nov 1, 2019
- Thursday, Sep 12, 2019
Princeton postdoctoral research associate Emily Dennis has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as one of 15 Hanna Gray Fellows for 2019. The awards, established by HHMI to support diversity in biomedical research, are given to exceptional early-career scientists.
- Monday, Aug 12, 2019
Kayothera, an early-stage therapeutics company and Princeton University spinout, is working to give hope to some of the most vulnerable cancer patients. Now the company’s aspirations are being bolstered by significant seed funding received from the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF). This is the first sizable deal under a framework established by NJHF and Princeton University.
- Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
By Jessica Li '18
First posted on July 22, 2019 by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
On June 27, Andlinger Center Director, Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo joined executives from industry and government to discuss “Technologies Needed to Meet the Dual Energy Challenge” at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
- Monday, Aug 5, 2019
Imagine standing in a lumberyard and being asked to build a house — without blueprints or instructions of any kind. The materials are all in front of you, but that doesn’t mean you have the first idea how to get from point A to point B.
That was the situation facing the Princeton biologists who are building microtubules, the skeleton of the cell, from scratch.
- Friday, Jun 28, 2019
Effective weight-loss strategies call for eating less food, burning more calories — or ideally, both. But for the more than 90 million Americans who suffer from obesity, a disease that contributes to conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer, behavioral change is hard to accomplish or not effective enough, which is why scientists have long sought drugs that would help people shed pounds. Yet effective, long-lasting treatments have thus far eluded them.
- Thursday, Jun 27, 2019
Delicate yet voracious, the sea slug Elysia rufescens grazes cow-like on bright green tufts of algae, rooting around to find the choicest bits.
But this inch-long marine mollusk gains not only a tasty meal — it also slurps up the algae's defensive chemicals, which the slug can then deploy against its own predators.
- Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Clifford Brangwynne one of 40 Transformative Technology 2019 (TT19) Awards to create a shared research facility, NanoCIE: Nanoscale Condensate Imaging and Engineering.
- Monday, Jun 10, 2019
- Thursday, May 30, 2019
The enzyme Nocturnin, which governs daily tasks such as fat metabolism and energy usage, works in an entirely different way than previously thought, reported a team of researchers at Princeton University.
The newly discovered mechanism reveals the molecular link between the enzyme's daily fluctuations and its energy-regulating role in the body, according to a study published this week in Nature Communications.