Institute Director David Botstein wins Albany Medical Center Prize

Posted Mar 14, 2010

David Botstein, director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, has been named a recipient of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine for his leading role in mapping the human genome. Botstein will share the honor and its $500,000 prize with co-recipients Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Eric Lander, a Princeton alumnus and director of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.


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William Bialek receives Keck Medical Research Award

Posted Mar 5, 2010

A research team led by William Bialek, John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor of Physics and Associate Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute has received a $1,000,000 W. M. Keck Foundation Medical Research Award. The awards are part of a Foundation mandate that supports pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medicine by funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers.


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Institute Welcomes New Assistant Director

Posted Mar 1, 2010

Kara Dolinski, Ph.D. has accepted the position of Assistant Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute, replacing incumbent Susan M. Powell, who is retiring. Dr. Dolinski has served as Director of the Genome Databases Group at the Institute since 2003; from 1998 to 2003 she was Head Curator at the Saccharomyces Genome Database at Stanford University. She will start her new position on March 15, 2010.


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Tavazoie research team shows how cancerous cells "go wrong"

Posted Dec 11, 2009

A research team led by Saeed Tavazoie, professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute, has produced a systematic listing of the ways a particular cancerous cell has "gone wrong," giving researchers a powerful tool that eventually could make possible new, more targeted therapies for patients. Writing in the Dec.


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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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