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Wingreen wins President's Award for Distinguished Teaching

Story by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications Four Princeton University faculty members, including Ned Wingreen, the Howard A. Prior Professor in the Life Sciences and professor of molecular biology... Read more


Artificial intelligence detects a new class of mutations behind autism

Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes but instead lie in the 99% of the genome once considered “junk.” Even though scientists have recently come to understand that these vast stretches of DNA... Read more


Wieschaus named fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research has elected Eric Wieschaus, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, as a fellow of the AACR Academy “for his Nobel Prize-winning identification of genes responsible... Read more


How the fruit fly got its stripes: Researchers explore the precision of embryonic development

The first moments of life unfold with incredible precision. Now, using mathematical tools and the help of fruit flies, researchers at Princeton have uncovered new findings about the mechanisms behind this precision. In a new... Read more


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


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