Damon Runyon Fellowship awarded to Llinás lab postdoctoral fellow

Posted Nov 15, 2009

Björn F.C. Kafsack, a postdoctoral fellow in the Llinás lab, has been awarded a fellowship from the Damon Runyon Cancer Institute. This three-year award will fund his proposal titled "Density-Dependent Autocrine Control of Gametocytogenesis in the virulent malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum." The goal of this work is to identify the molecular determinants that are sensed by the malaria parasite and how they trigger development of the sexual gametocyte stage.


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Integrated Science pays off for Graduates

Posted Oct 12, 2009

The integrated science curriculum, now in its sixth year, continues to attract students with an interest in pursuing graduate programs and careers in the sciences. Through its notoriously difficult multidisciplinary program of courses, the curriculum arms graduates to work at the cutting edge of many fields, said students, professors and alumni.

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Mixing It Up -New courses combine multiple disciplines in single classroom

Posted Jul 17, 2006

Princeton's Integrated Science Curriculum is featured in a July 17, 2006 article in Chemical & Engineering News.  "Science is becoming more and more an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary pursuit," it states, "but students usually learn each subject in isolation. Recently developed courses at three universities buck this trend and show that it is possible to teach science in an integrated fashion to both science majors and nonscience majors."


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Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching

Posted Jun 6, 2006

Four Princeton faculty members received President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies June 6. They are: William Bialek, the John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics; Joel Cooper, professor of psychology; William Gleason, associate professor of English; and Sankaran (Sundar) Sundaresan, professor of chemical engineering. . . . Bialek, who joined the Princeton faculty in 2001, also is a member of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.


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Curtis Huttenhower receives an Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) Teaching Award

Posted May 18, 2006

Curtis Huttenhower, a Department of Computer Science Graduate Student in Institute faculty member Olga Troyanskaya's lab, has been awarded an Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) Teaching Award for his work as an Assistant in Instruction for CHM/COS/MOL/PHY 231-234, the freshman integrated science course organized by the Institute. The APGA and the Friends of the International Center fund a competition each year to recognize and honor those graduate students who have made a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching.


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Mapping the path of genetics

Posted Oct 18, 2005

Twenty-seven years ago, in a resort town high in Utah's Wasatch Mountains, David Botstein had a simple idea that would change the course of genetics. Botstein, then a professor at MIT, was in town for an informal meeting of University of Utah researchers. Listening to a graduate student discuss genetic markers of disease, he had a striking thought.

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Matthew Hibbs receives an Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) Teaching Award

Posted May 10, 2005

Matthew Hibbs, a Department of Computer Science Graduate Student in Institute faculty member Olga Troyanskaya's lab, has been awarded an Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) Teaching Award for his work as an Assistant in Instruction for CHM/COS/MOL/PHY 231-234, the new freshman integrated science course organized by the Institute. The APGA and the Friends of the International Center fund a competition each year to recognize and honor those graduate students who have made a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching.


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