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COVID-19's silent spread: Princeton researchers, including Ned Wingreen and Chadi Saad-Roy, explore how symptomless transmission helps pathogens thrive

A new study finds that silent transmission can be a successful evolutionary strategy for pathogens such as viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. The study features work by graduate student... Read more


Britt Adamson named 2020 Searle Scholar for studies of genome editing

One of 15 early-career scientists chosen this year, Adamson was selected for the project, “Mapping the Processes of Genome Editing in Human Cells.” She studies the organization and function of biological pathways in human cells... Read more


Welcome to our incoming class of QCB graduate students!

We are excited to welcome our new QCB graduate students! They will join us fall 2020. Isaac Breinyn (UC-Santa Barbara)   Gabriel Dolsten (Yale)   Emma Gerlinger (University of Michigan)   Sebastian Gonzalez La Corte... Read more


New study, led by Joshua Akey, identifies Neanderthal ancestry in African populations and describes its origin

After sequencing the Neanderthal genome, scientists discovered all present day non-African individuals carry some Neanderthal ancestry in their DNA. Now, researchers at Princeton University present evidence of Neanderthal... Read more


Kocher receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Princeton faculty members Sarah Kocher and Andrew Leifer are among 60 researchers nationwide to receive 2019 New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The awards are part of... Read more


Lewis-Sigler Institute releases Community Values Statement

The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics is committed to fostering an open, inclusive, and supportive environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff.  We now provide a Community Values Statement to... Read more


Coleen Murphy awarded one of the three annual "Women in Cell Biology" awards from the American Society for Cell Biology

Murphy, a professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, won the WICB Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Research, which is open to women seven to 15 years into... Read more


Princeton researchers publish study on learned behaviors in C. elegans

  Princeton University researchers have discovered that learned behaviors in worms of the species C. elegans can be inherited for multiple generations, transmitted from parent to progeny via eggs and sperm cells.... Read more


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