4/18/13 - Princeton University neuroscientists are poised to play a leading role in revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain as outlined in President Barack Obama's BRAIN Initiative.
2/20/13 - David Botstein, Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor of Genomics and molecular biology and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute, is one of eleven recipients of the newly created Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. The prizes, created by four Internet entrepreneurs, are intended to reward scientists who take big risks and whose work will have a major impact on lives.
11/01/12 - Manuel Llinás, an associate professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, received a Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to seek more effective malaria drugs. Llinás was among more than 80 recipients of the award, which includes an initial grant of $100,000 with a potential follow-on grant of up to $1 million.
10/13/12 — The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has awarded the Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience to Lewis-Sigler Institute member John J. Hopfield, who is Princeton University's Howard A. Prior Professor in the Life Sciences and professor of molecular biology Emeritus.
10/5/12 - Under a new $3 million grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, Princeton University researchers will study the biology of aging and healthspan.
9/09/12 - Krysta Dummit ‘15, a student in the Institute’s Integrated Science Curriculum, received the Freshman First Honor Prize at the University’s Opening Exercises on Sunday, September 9. The prize is awarded each year to a sophomore in recognition of exceptional academic achievement during freshman year. Dummit worked in the laboratory of Institute Director David Botstein during the summer, analyzing genomic data.
9/09/12 - Two Integrated Science Students, Krysta Dummit '15 and Gregory Owen '15, are the recipients of a Manfred Pyka Memorial Prize in Physics, given to outstanding Physics undergraduates who have shown excellence in course work and promise in independent research.
7/8/12 - In a paper published in Science that is getting wide play in national media, a group of researchers that includes Marshall Reaves, Joshua Rabinowitz, and Leonid Kruglyak from Princeton University, disproves the sensational claim (reported last year in Science) that, under phosphate limiting conditions, arsenate could replace phosphorous in the DNA of a microbe.
4/27/12 - William Bialek, Lewis-Sigler Institute member and John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics, has been elected to membership in The National Academy of Sciences, along with 83 others, including several from Princeton.
4/24/12 - Research carried out in the laboratory of Lewis-Sigler Fellow Ethan Perlstein has shown a self-degradation response to the antidepressant Zoloft in yeast cells that could help provide new answers to lingering questions among scientists about how antidepressants work.