For bacteria facing a dose of antibiotics, timing might be the key to evading destruction. In a series of experiments, Princeton researchers found that cells that repaired DNA damaged by antibiotics before resuming growth had a much better chance of surviving treatment.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Monday, June 18, that Princeton professors José Avalos and Haw Yang are two of the 31 recipients for three years of funding to “further the ongoing revolution in biology and biotechnology.”
Richard Register and Stanislav Shvartsman were recognized in the 2018 graduation ceremonies for outstanding accomplishments in teaching and mentoring students.
Welcoming graduates and friends to the annual Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 4, Dean Emily A. Carter pointed to a growing enthusiasm for engineering at Princeton.

Ten students from the 2018 graduating class received senior awards from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The awards were presented on Class Day, Monday, June 4, in a ceremony in the courtyard of the engineering quad.

Most people can name at least a few bones of the human body, but not many know about the cytoskeleton within our cells, let alone the “microtubules” that give it its shape. Now, a group of Princeton researchers has resolved a long-standing controversy by identifying exactly how the body creates these micron-sized filaments.
Stanislav Shvartsman was one of four Princeton University faculty members to be named a recipient of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and was honored during the Graduate School’s Hooding ceremony.
When we think about cells, it's natural to view their watery interiors as a backdrop, a mere medium in which the importantly solid bits—membranes, proteins, DNA, and so on—go about the actual business of living. But over the last decade, thanks to a new field pioneered by Clifford Brangwynne, scientists have fathomed that there is a hidden order...
A. James Link has been named Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Link was first appointed to the Princeton faculty as assistant professor in 2007 and promoted to associate professor in 2013.
Before engineers can build a reactor to produce electricity from fusion, they have to make the reactor’s walls able to withstand the heat and energetic particles from the reactions. It is a hellish environment and requires a very special material.

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