July 22, 2014 - Princeton University has established the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. John Storey, a professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has been named the center's director.
May 2, 2014 - Ned Wingreen, Acting Director of LSI, Bonnie Bassler, Professor of Molecular Biology, and Howard Stone, Professor of Mechancial and Aerospace Engineering were awarded Schmidt Transformative Technology Funds to develop a microscope for probing bacterial biofilms.
Shirley M. Tilghman, president emerita of Princeton University and a professor of genomics and molecular biology, has been elected an honorary member of IEEE for her "leadership in bridging quantitative biology and engineering and for advancing higher education." Tilghman will be recognized at the 2014 IEEE Honors Ceremony in Amsterdam on Aug. 23.
Joshua Rabinowitz, M.D, Ph.D., professor at Princeton University's Department of Chemistry and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award from Agilent Technologies Inc. to support his work on quantitative analysis of cellular metabolism.
4/5/14 - The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has awarded Princeton University's David Botstein, the Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor of Genomics, the AACR-Irving Weinstein Distinguished Lectureship in recognition of his accomplishments in and influence on cancer research. Botstein also was recently elected to the 2014 class of AACR Academy fellows, which is open only to scientists whose work has had a major impact on the field of cancer research.
April 1, 2014 - An innovative program at the University of Pennsylvania is aiding sick dogs while gaining important insight into the progression of human breast cancer, and a sick family pet led Dr. Troyanskaya of the Lewis-Sigler Institute to her research collaborator, Dr. Karin Sorenmo, chief of medical oncology at Penn Vet's Ryan hospital.
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3/25/14 - Two Integrated Science Princeton students, Krysta Dummit and Daniel Mossing, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
February 12, 2014 - Joshua Shaevitz (Associate Professor of Physics and Genomics, Principal Investigator) and Andrew Leifer (Lewis-Sigler Fellow, Lewis-Sigler Institute, Co-Investigator) have been awarded an Innovation Fund for New Ideas in the Natural Sciences from the Dean for Research. They will develop an optical system that will be able to simultaneously manipulate and monitor the activity of all neurons in the brain of a freely moving nematode worm with cellular resolution.
12/19/13 - Princeton University researchers, led by Coleen Murphy, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, found that male sperm and seminal fluid trigger pathways that cause females to dehydrate, prematurely age, and die.
11/25/13 The Lewis-Sigler Institute was endowed through a generous gift from Peter B. Lewis, class of 1955, to honor his dear friend and Princeton roommate, Paul B. Sigler, class of 1955. The founding gift to the Institute is just one of several major contributions that he made to Princeton University and beyond. (Full story)