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Ned Wingreen's Recent Research on T-Cells Published

T cells are like the special ops forces of the immune system, detecting and killing infected cells. When a new threat is detected, the cells ramp up from just a few sentry cells to a full platoon. But how does the immune system... Read more


Welcome to our next incoming QCB class!

We'd like to welcome our Fall 2019 incoming QCB class! Aaron Bourque (University of Florida) Sara Camilli (University of Richmond)  Danfeng Chen (Broad Institute)  Yuhang Chen (NYU Shanghai) Siena Dumas Ang (University of... Read more


Speed limit on DNA-making sets pace for life's first steps

Scientists puzzled for two decades over this seemingly unnecessary withholding. Now researchers, including Princeton's Djabrayan, Shvartsman, Smits, Krajnc, and Stern have shown that the inhibiting mechanism, controlled by an... Read more


For infection-fighting cells, a guideline for expanding the troops

Now a team from Princeton, including Andreas Mayer, Ned Wingreen and Yaojun Zhang, has provided insight into this question using mathematical modeling. The team found that the most important factors in how T cells expand were... Read more


Samvida Sudheesh Venkatesh, QCB student, awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Princeton University senior Samvida Sudheesh Venkatesh has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. She is among five recipients from India chosen as 2019 Rhodes Scholars. Venkatesh, of... Read more


Bee social or buzz off: Study, led by Sarah Kocher, links genes to social behaviors, including autism

“Bees have complex social behaviors, and with this species of bee, we can directly compare individuals that live in social groups to those that don’t live in social groups,” said Sarah... Read more


Murphy and Troyanskaya lead team to produce new resources for C. elegans research

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... Read more


Melanie McReynolds wins HHMI Hanna Gray Fellowship for early career researchers

Princeton postdoctoral research associate Melanie McReynolds has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as one of 15... Read more


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