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Nelson Named to the NJ Brainpower List

Celeste M. Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was recently named to the “N.J. Brainpower List”—a list of the “20 brainiest people in New Jersey”, according to the cover story in the March 2012 issue of the magazine Inside Jersey, published by The Star-Ledger.  Nelson was cited for “discovering how tissue architecture develops and pioneering a lab technique for growing structures from simple shapes in the same way organs develop in the embryo.  She proved that different starting shapes result in different patterns of molecules, and that geometry, therefore, was key to understanding the anatomical development of human tissue in different internal organs.  Nelson’s discovery could hasten the engineering of replacement organs for transplant patients.”  Three other Princeton University faculty (from natural science departments), and two members of the Institute for Advanced Study, were also named to the list.