Written by
Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Oct. 17, 2022

In recognition of the importance to society of innovative research and scholarship, the 2022 Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation will be awarded to Zemer Gitai, Princeton’s Edwin Grant Conklin Professor of Biology and a professor of molecular biology, for a new drug-discovery platform that searches out drug candidates with unique or novel mechanisms of action.

The innovation optimizes researchers’ ability to discover medicines that fight disease via previously undiscovered strategies. Gitai and his team are applying the approach to the search for more effective antibiotics.

The award will be presented at Celebrate Princeton Innovation, an event honoring faculty and other researchers whose work has the potential to benefit society, on October 13, 2022.