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Recent research by a team at Boston University spearheaded by Mark Brynildsen, now Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton, has shown how bacteria can be forced to increase their production of reactive oxygen species (ROS)—either killing the bacteria outright, or making them vulnerable to antibiotics at lower dosages.  By developing genome-scale metabolic models describing the production of reactive oxygen species in the bacterium E. coli, and then pert
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
Last week, first-year Chemical and Biological Engineering Ph.D. students Nathan Mahynski and Jonathan Robinson were awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships in support of their research here. Mahynski is working with Professor Thanos Panagiotopoulos on “Self-Assembly of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles”, while Robinson is working with Professor Mark Brynildsen on “Improving Killing of Bacteria by Reactive Nitrogen Species”. Heartiest congratula
Mark P. Brynildsen and Clifford P. Brangwynne will join the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as Assistant Professors during the coming academic year. Each will expand and strengthen the department’s research portfolio in biological engineering. Brynildsen, who will start in September 2010 following a postdoctoral appointment in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, specializes in host-pathogen interactions, bacterial persistence, and biofilms. Brangwynne, who will