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Post-doc is awarded a prestigious Revson fellowship!
June 2016 - Congratulations to Wendy Mok, who was just awarded a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science! This fellowship program, which provides full support for post-docs in their third and fourth years, is intended to improve and strengthen scientific research in and around New York City.

MPB gives a talk at Metabolic Engineering XI (ME-XI)!
June 2016 - MPB gave a talk entitled, "Toward next-generation antibiotics: Model-guided dissection of bacterial nitric oxide stress networks",  at the International Metabolic Engineering Society's ME-XI conference in Kobe, Japan.

Senior thesis student wins research prize!
June 2016 - Congratulations to Sarah Sacco, a senior thesis student in the group, who won the inaugural SABIC Senior Thesis Award, which is given to recognize an outstanding senior thesis in any area of chemical technology in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department.

Mehmet Orman receives a K22 award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases !
May 2016 - Congratulations to Mehmet Orman, who was the first postoc to join the group, for receiving a Career Transition Award (K22) from the NIAID of the NIH. This award provides 250k in direct costs to awardees at the onset of their independent research career as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Kristin Adolfsen successfully defends her dissertation!
May 2016 - Congratulations to Kristin Adolfsen who successfully defended her dissertation entitled, "Toward ROS-potentiating anti-infectives: integrated computational and experimental analyses of bacterial ROS metabolism." Kristin is the 3rd Ph.D. student to graduate from the group!

MPB gives an invited talk at Stanford University!
April 2016 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Metabolic engineering to potentiate immunity and discover new antivirulence targets", at the Frontiers in Quantitative Biology Seminar Series at Stanford University.

MPB gives a talk at ACS National Meeting!
March 2016 - MPB gave a talk entitled, "Discovery and deconstruction of oscillations in the nitric oxide stress network of Escherichia coli", at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funds our bacterial persistence research!
February 2016 - We were awarded a grant from the NIAID (NIH) to develop a technique to study bacterial persister gene expression at the systems-level.

Jonathan Robinson successfully defends his dissertation!
January 2016 - Congratulations to Jonathan Robinson who successfully defended his dissertation entitled, "Exploration of bacterial nitric oxide stress responses as a source of antivirulence targets." Jon is the 2nd Ph.D. student to graduate from the group!

MPB gives an invited talk at Villanova University!

December 2015 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Toward knowing thy enemy: investigations of bacterial persister physiology", at the Department of Biology at Villanova University.

MPB gives an invited talk at Merck Research Laboratories!
December 2015 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Metabolic mechanisms of antibacterial failure", at Merck Research Laboratories in Kenilworth, NJ.

MPB gives an invited talk at AIChE!

November 2015 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "An engineering approach to discover novel antivirulence strategies", at the 2015 National Meeting of AIChE.

Graduate student presentations at AIChE!

November 2015 - Graduate students Kristin Adolfsen and Jonathan Robinson each presented their research projects at the 2015 National Meeting of AIChE.

MPB gives an invited talk at KU Leuven, Belgium!
November 2015 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Toward knowing thy enemy: investigations of bacterial persister physiology", at the Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems at KU Leuven in Belgium.

Recent Ph.D. graduate receives Air Products Teaching Award!
October 2015 - Stephanie Amato, the 1st Ph.D. student to graduate from the group, returned to Princeton to receive the Air Products Assistants in Instruction (AI) Award at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering's Graduate Student Symposium. The award recognized Stephanie excellent work as an AI for CBE341 in the Fall of 2014.

MPB gives an invited talk at University of Maryland, College Park!
October 2015 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Metabolic mechanisms of antibacterial failure", at the departmental seminar of the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland.

MPB gives an invited talk at University of Texas, Austin!
August 2015 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Metabolic engineering to discover novel antivirulence strategies", at the departmental seminar of the Department of Chemical Engineering at UT Austin.

Post-doc presentation at Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting!

August 2015 - Post-doctoral associate Wendy Mok presented her research on bacterial persistence at the Bacteria and Phages Meeting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

MPB gives an invited talk at Biochemical and Molecular Engineering XIX!
July 2015 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, " An engineering approach to identify antivirulence strategies", at the Biochemical and Molecular Engineering XIX conference.

Graduate student presentation at the International Conference on the Evolution and Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance!
June 2015 - Graduate student Theresa Henry presented her research on bacterial persistence at ICETAR 2015.

MPB receives a Howard B. Wentz, Jr. Junior Faculty Award!
May 2015 - MPB received a Howard B. Wentz, Jr. Junior Faculty Award from the Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science!

Graduate student delivers an Emerging Alumni Scholars Award presentation!
May 2015 - Graduate student Jonathan Robinson delivered a presentation describing his dissertation research, which was honored with an Emerging Alumni Scholars Award. The presentation can be found at http://alumni.princeton.edu/learntravel/events/gradscholars/ .

Stephanie Amato successfully defends her dissertation!
May 2015 - Congratulations to Stephanie Amato who successfully defended her dissertation entitled, "Unraveling mechanisms of persister formation during normal growth." Stephanie is the 1st Ph.D. student to graduate from the group!

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funds our bacterial persistence research!
May 2015 - We were awarded a grant from the NIAID (NIH) to study the antibiotic responses of bacterial persisters.

Army Research Office funds our bacterial persistence research!

April 2015 - We were awarded a grant from the ARO to study the metabolic programs of bacterial persisters.

MPB gives an invited talk at UPENN!
April 2015 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, " An engineering approach to identify antivirulence strategies", at the Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translation Nanomedicine at UPENN.

Graduate student receives Emerging Alumni Scholars Award!
March 2015 - Graduate student Jonathan Robinson was selected as a 2014-2015 Emerging Alumni Scholar, which is an award given to students who have demonstrated both excellence in research and an impressive ability to communicate their work to broad audiences.

MPB gives an invited talk at Stevens Institute of Technology!
February 2015 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, " An engineering approach to identify antivirulence strategies", at the departmental seminar of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Stevens.

MPB receives an NSF CAREER Award!
February 2015 - MPB received an NSF CAREER Award entitled, "Metabolic Engineering to Potentiate Immunity and Discover Novel Antivirulence Therapies".

Princeton SEAS provides a second seed grant for our nitric oxide research!
December 2014 - We were awarded another seed grant (Forese Family Fund for Innovation) from the School of Engineering and Applied Science to study bacterial nitric oxide stress.

MPB gives an invited talk at MIT!
November 2014 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, " An engineering approach to identify antivirulence strategies", at the departmental seminar of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT.

Graduate student and Post-doc presentations at AIChE!
November 2014 - Graduate students Stephanie Amato and Jonathan Robinson, and post-doctoral associate Mehmet Orman each presented their research projects at the 2014 National Meeting of AIChE.

Graduate student is awarded an NIH fellowship!
August 2014 - Congratulations to MD/PhD student Theresa Henry who has been awarded an F30 fellowship from the NIAID (NIH) to study bacterial persistence. 

Graduate student is awarded Wu Prize for Excellence by Princeton SEAS!
June 2014 - Congratulations to graduate student Stephanie Amato who has been awarded a Wu Prize for Excellence by the Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science. This prize recognizes graduate students who have excelled in research, teaching, and coursework during their time at Princeton.

MPB gives an invited talk at Metabolic Engineering X (ME-X)!

June 2014 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Metabolic strategies to enhance the toxicity of nitric oxide in pathogens", at the International Metabolic Engineering Society's ME-X conference in Vancouver, Canada.

MPB gives an invited talk at the Ribosome and Antibiotics Conference!

June 2014 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Bacterial persistence: a metabolically-stimulated state", at the Ribosome and Antibiotics Conference held by the University of Tartu in Estonia.

Senior thesis student wins research prize!

June 2014 - Congratulations to Sophia Leonard, a senior thesis student in the group, who won the Merck & Company Outstanding Senior Thesis Award, given to the best thesis research in biochemical processes in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department.

Princeton SEAS funds our nitric oxide research with a seed grant!
May 2014 - We were awarded a seed grant (Forese Family Fund for Innovation) from the School of Engineering and Applied Science to study nitric oxide stress in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC).

MPB gives an invited talk at Syracuse University!
April 2014 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Metabolism and its role in bacterial persistence", at the departmental seminar of the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University.

MPB gives an invited talk at Harvard University!
March 2014 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Engineering approaches to discover next generation antibiotics", at the Center for Systems Biology at Harvard University.

MPB gives an invited talk at the University of Nebraska Medical Center!
February 2014 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Metabolism and its role in bacterial persistence", at the Basic Science Seminar Series at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Graduate student and Post-doc presentations at AIChE!
November 2013 - Graduate student Stephanie Amato and post-doctoral associate Mehmet Orman each presented their research on bacterial persistence at the 2013 National Meeting of AIChE.

MPB gives an invited talk at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)!
September 2013 - MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Antivirulence therapies from emergent systems properties", at the American Society for Microbiology's 2013 ICAAC.

Graduate student presentation at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)!
September 2013 - Graduate student Stephanie Amato presented her research on bacterial persistence at the American Society for Microbiology's 2013 ICAAC.

Graduate student presentation at the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting!
August 2013 - Graduate student Jonathan Robinson presented his research on nitrosative stress at the 2013 Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funds our bacterial persistence research!
January 2013 - We were awarded a grant from the NIAID (NIH) to study the metabolism of bacterial persisters.
 
Graduate student presentations at AIChE!
November 2012 - Graduate students Jonathan Robinson and Kristin Adolfsen presented their research on nitrosative and oxidative stress at the 2012 National Meeting of AIChE.

Department of the Army funds our bacterial persistence research!
October 2012 - Through the Department of Defense, Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) we were awarded a grant to study the mechanisms of persister formation in biofilms of E. coli, P. aeruginosa, and S. aureus.

MPB gives an invited talk at Rutgers University!
December 2011- MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Combating antibiotic failure: Engineering approaches to develop next generation antimicrobials", at the departmental seminar of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University.

High School summer intern wins poster competition!
November 2011 - Congratulations to Nicolas Ugaz who received 1st place in the ACS North Jersey Section 8th Annual Research Poster Competition. Nick is a Union City High School student who performed summer research with us through the ACS Project SEED program. Nick's summer project was on bacterial persistence.

MPB gives an invited talk at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference!
September 2011- MPB gave an invited talk entitled, "Metabolic engineering to potentiate immunity", at the Controls in Synthetic Biology symposium at the annual IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology conference.

Undergraduate summer intern wins poster competition!
September 2011 - Congratulations to Brittany Williams who won the poster competition at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference For Minority Students (ABRCMS). Brittany is an undergraduate student from Delaware State University who performed summer research with us through the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program. Brittany's summer project was on bacterial persistence.

Senior thesis student wins research prize!
June 2011 - Congratulations to Sara Sukenik, our first senior thesis student, who won the Sigma Xi Book Prize, which is awarded for outstanding research.

Graduate student is awarded an NSF fellowship!
April 2011 - Congratulations to graduate student Jonathan Robinson who was awarded an NSF graduate research fellowship.