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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.

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.