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COVID-19's silent spread: Princeton researchers, including Ned Wingreen and Chadi Saad-Roy, explore how symptomless transmission helps pathogens thrive

A new study finds that silent transmission can be a successful evolutionary strategy for pathogens such as viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. The study features work by graduate student... Read more


Britt Adamson named 2020 Searle Scholar for studies of genome editing

One of 15 early-career scientists chosen this year, Adamson was selected for the project, “Mapping the Processes of Genome Editing in Human Cells.” She studies the organization and function of biological pathways in human cells... Read more


Welcome to our incoming class of QCB graduate students!

We are excited to welcome our new QCB graduate students! They will join us fall 2020. Isaac Breinyn (UC-Santa Barbara)   Gabriel Dolsten (Yale)   Emma Gerlinger (University of Michigan)   Sebastian Gonzalez La Corte... Read more


New study, led by Joshua Akey, identifies Neanderthal ancestry in African populations and describes its origin

After sequencing the Neanderthal genome, scientists discovered all present day non-African individuals carry some Neanderthal ancestry in their DNA. Now, researchers at Princeton University present evidence of Neanderthal... Read more


Yibin Kang awarded American Cancer Society Research Professorship

Yibin Kang, Ph.D., the Warner-Lambert/Parke Davis Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and the associate director for Consortium Research of Rutgers Cancer Institute... Read more


Kocher receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Princeton faculty members Sarah Kocher and Andrew Leifer are among 60 researchers nationwide to receive 2019 New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The awards are part of... Read more


Sea slugs use algae’s bacterial ‘weapons factory’ in three-way symbiotic relationship

Delicate yet voracious, the sea slug Elysia rufescens grazes cow-like on bright green tufts of algae, rooting around to find the choicest bits. But this inch-long marine mollusk gains not only a tasty meal — it also slurps up... Read more


Brangwynne receives HHMI technology award for super-high-resolution microscopes

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Clifford Brangwynne one of 40 Transformative Technology 2019 (TT19) Awards to create a shared research facility, NanoCIE: Nanoscale... Read more


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