Celeste Nelson, Professor of and Director of Graduate Studies for Chemical and Biological Engineering, and some of her recent research are profiled in an article in the January 11 issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly, the magazine reaching all Princeton alumni/ae. The research described focuses on how the relatively stiff and oxygen-deficient environment of tumor cells influences their potential to grow and spread throughout the body, via a signaling protein known as ILK. Nelson&rsqu
Celeste M. Nelson, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Clifford P. Brangwynne, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, have been named as two of the 84 inaugural Faculty Scholars in a new joint program established by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Aimed at supporting exceptional individuals in the biomedical research arena, Faculty Scholars have between four and ten years of facu
Celeste M. Nelson, Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Director of the Program in Engineering Biology, has been promoted to the rank of Professor by action of the Trustees of Princeton University, effective July 1, 2016. Congratulations, Celeste!
Celeste M. Nelson, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Director of the Program in Engineering Biology and Director of Graduate Studies, received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University’s Commencement ceremony on May 31, 2016. This award is given as recognition for sustained records of excellence in undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching by Princeton University faculty members. The accomplishments of
Celeste Nelson, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Director of the Program in Engineering Biology, and Director of Graduate Studies, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. This select group represents "the most accomplished and distinguished medical and biological engineers responsible for innovation and discovery.” New fellows will be inducted during AIMBE’s 25th Annual Eve
CBE doctoral student Alexandra Piotrowski will receive a Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year by the Princeton University Graduate School, which will provide full tuition and stipend for her fifth and final year of Ph.D. study, advised by Professor Celeste Nelson. Established in 1912 by Procter’s son in her memory, the Procter Fellowship is one of a total of 20-30 Honorific Fellowships awarded annually across the entire University; on the basis of depa
Alexandra Piotrowski G4 has been selected as one of seven recipients of a 2015 Teaching Award from the Graduate School. These Teaching Awards are University-wide; the 2015 awards recognize courses taught in either Spring 2014 or Fall 2014. Piotrowski was recognized for her exceptional service as an Assistant in Instruction for MOL/EEB/CBE 215, “Quantitative Principles in Molecular and Cell Biology”, co-taught by Celeste Nelson (CBE), Alexei Korennykh (MOL), and Philip Fel
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.
Associate Professor Celeste M. Nelson will be the next Thiele Lecturer at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the University of Notre Dame. The Thiele Lectureship was established in 1986 to honor the contributions of Ernest W. Thiele, one of the pioneers of the chemical engineering profession, well-known for the McCabe-Thiele method for determining distillation parameters and the Thiele modulus for catalysts.
Celeste Nelson, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has taken on the role of CBE’s Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), effective July 1. As DGS, Nelson oversees all aspects of CBE’s graduate program, interacting with both prospective and current graduate students. Nelson takes the DGS reins from Athanassios Panagiotopoulos, who completed his second term of service as DGS on June 30.
Celeste M. Nelson, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the Distinguished Teacher Award from Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at today’s SEAS Class Day Ceremony. This award recognizes Professor Nelson’s dedication to teaching, both in developing two new courses (CBE 439 and 440) of enormous popularity, and in her contributions to the school’s overall educational mission. With well over 120 eligible faculty,
Celeste Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named a 2012 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. This program of the Dreyfus Foundation supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences through an unrestricted research grant of $75,000. Institutions are limited to only one nomination annually; a total of 13 awards were made in 2012. Nominees are selected for awards based on their scholarly research ac
In their meeting on April 13, the Trustees of Princeton University approved the promotion of Celeste Nelson to Associate Professor with continuing tenure, effective July 1, 2012. Congratulations, Celeste!
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 de
The January 18 issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly, mailed to all Princeton alumni, carried as an insert the Winter 2012 issue of the EQuad News, dedicated to “Exploring the Intersection between Engineering and Health”, in which several CBE faculty members were prominently featured. An article on “Designing New Biological Molecules to Fight Bacteria and Cancer” described the experimental work in the group of Assistant Professor A. James Link on designing antimicrob
Celeste Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, will receive the 2011 Allan P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at the AIChE Honors Ceremony on October 16, during the 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. The award, sponsored by DuPont, is given to AIChE members under the age of 36 who have exhibited excellence in publications. Nelson is being honored “for developing pioneering lithographic tissue engineering and comput
Celeste Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and associated faculty in Molecular Biology, has been named to the 2010 TR35 list by MIT’s Technology Review, the world’s oldest technology magazine. Each year, the editors of Technology Review select 35 innovators, all under the age of 35, whose inventions and research—in areas spanning medicine, computing, communications, electronics, nanotechnology, and more—are changing the world. Nelson’s work on &l
Celeste Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and associated faculty in Molecular Biology, has been named a 2010 Sloan Fellow, in the field of molecular biology.
Celeste Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, has received the E. Lawrence Keyes '51 / Emerson Electric Company Faculty Advancement Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
"Baby Squid", a bright-field optical micrograph of squid embryos taken by Celeste Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, took First Prize in Princeton’s 2009 "Art of Science" competition.
Celeste Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been named one of 20 new Packard Fellows for 2008, across all fields of science and engineering.
Celeste Nelson, who will be joining Chemical Engineering as an assistant professor in September 2007, is a 2007 recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI).