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Graduate alumnus Yogesh Goyal has been named to the inaugural class of Schmidt Science Fellows, a postdoctoral program that strives to “drive world-changing advances across the sciences and society." Goyal arrived at Princeton in 2012 having trained strictly as a chemical engineer. But his work quickly evolved into a collaboration with departments and labs across the campus, connecting with researchers in molecular biology and genomics. He completed his Ph.D. in chemical and
Story by Lonnie Shekhtman for the Office of Engineering Communications Photo by Sameer Khan/Fotobuddy   Scientists have recently learned how to use light to control specific groups of neurons to better understand the operation of the brain, a development that has transformed areas of neuroscience. Researchers at Princeton University have now applied a similar method to controlling the metabolism, or basic chemical process, of a living cell.  In a series of experiments, they used
The event will be held on Thursday, March 22 in the Frick Chemistry Building. Registration begins at 8:00am. The conference promotes access to STEM opportunities for young women in seventh through tenth grades. More information can be found at The keynote address will be given by Celeste Nelson, professor of chemical and biological engineering and director of the program in engineering biology.
In its eighth year, the annual "Art of Science" competition and exhibition, put on by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, recently gained the attention of The Wall Street Journal. A March 9 article features the above image of modified fruit fly embryos that display the Princeton University "P" and crest. The image comes from a collaboration between postdoctoral researchers in molecular biology and bioengineering, Yogesh Goyal  and Heath Johnson, respectively
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) accounts for 20% of all breast cancer diagnoses in the United States. Graduate student Eline Boghaer used lattice-based computational modeling to explore the progression between classes of DCIS.
Prof. Brynildsen is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award that focuses on studying nitric oxide stress in bacteria with approaches adopted from metabolic engineering to discover novel antivirulence therapies. Depicted above, a simplified diagram of the Escherichia coli nitric oxide response network.
The size of a typical eukaryotic cell is usually of the order of ~10 μm. However, some cell types grow to very large sizes, up to 1 mm. Graduate student Marina Feric in the Brangwynne lab has used microrheology and quantitative imaging to show that large nuclei contain an elastic F-actin scaffold that mechanically stabilizes them against gravitational forces.