News: Biomolecular Engineering

Imagine standing in a lumberyard and being asked to build a house — without blueprints or instructions of any kind. The materials are all in front of you, but that doesn’t mean you have the first idea how to get from point A to point B. That was the situation facing the Princeton biologists who are building microtubules, the skeleton of the cell...

Two research initiatives that aspire to engineer new biomaterials for unmet medical and research needs have been awarded funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

Transient liquid-like droplets made up of proteins and RNA are scattered throughout the cell — with potentially broad drug discovery implications.