Over the summer, The Daily Princetonian will be publishing new content less frequently. Regular daily content will resume in the fall. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Follow us on Instagram
Try our latest crossword

Research

Joao-NatureCover_R2-01.jpg

Levine’s team’s work could have critical implications in treating a host of human diseases, from psychiatric disorders to cancer and diabetes.

Levine’s team’s work could have critical implications in treating a host of human diseases, from psychiatric disorders to cancer and diabetes.


coyotefeature.jpeg

A mysterious email, a scalpel, and a Princeton professor: The search for extinct wolves

Bridgette vonHoldt, a Princeton researcher specializing in canids, received a mysterious email from a curious citizen in Texas. The results of her analysis revealed the genetic material of an extinct wolf species maintained in a population of coyotes in Texas. Her continued exploration of these strange hybrid canines may hold the key to reviving the extinct wolf species in the future.

Bridgette vonHoldt, a Princeton researcher specializing in canids, received a mysterious email from a curious citizen in Texas. The results of her analysis revealed the genetic material of an extinct wolf species maintained in a population of coyotes in Texas. Her continued exploration of these strange hybrid canines may hold the key to reviving the extinct wolf species in the future.

FEATURES | March 29

Florence_2018-09-16_1620Z.jpg

In the eye of the storm: Princeton professor’s research may hold the key to predicting hurricanes

Princeton professor Dr. Gabriel A. Vecchi gave a talk regarding his research about hurricane frequency in the North Atlantic, expressing that the abnormal increase in hurricanes can be contributed to a phenomenon called aerosol forcing. 

Princeton professor Dr. Gabriel A. Vecchi gave a talk regarding his research about hurricane frequency in the North Atlantic, expressing that the abnormal increase in hurricanes can be contributed to a phenomenon called aerosol forcing. 

NEWS | February 23

DavidMacMillan_0021.jpeg

Q&A with 2021 Nobel Laureate, chemistry professor David MacMillan

Professor of Chemistry and 2021 Nobel Prize award-winner David MacMillan sat in an interview with The Daily Princetonian to discuss his upbringing, research, and Princeton’s continued influence on his work.

Professor of Chemistry and 2021 Nobel Prize award-winner David MacMillan sat in an interview with The Daily Princetonian to discuss his upbringing, research, and Princeton’s continued influence on his work.

NEWS | February 22

Bassler

Princeton professor Bonnie Bassler awarded the Wolf Prize in chemistry

Dr. Bonnie Bassler, Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and Department Chair of Molecular Biology, was recently awarded the 2022 Wolf Prize in Chemistry for her work surrounding quorum sensing and cellular communication in bacterial organisms. 

Dr. Bonnie Bassler, Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and Department Chair of Molecular Biology, was recently awarded the 2022 Wolf Prize in Chemistry for her work surrounding quorum sensing and cellular communication in bacterial organisms. 

NEWS | February 21

Coronal_mass_ejection_(CME)_May_2013.jpg

Princeton Astrophysics researchers find new way to detect coronal mass ejections

New research by Stephen Majeski, a graduate student in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and Professor Hantao Ji of the Astrophysics department helps to detect potential coronal mass ejections and learn more about their behaviors to prevent them before they reach Earth.

New research by Stephen Majeski, a graduate student in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and Professor Hantao Ji of the Astrophysics department helps to detect potential coronal mass ejections and learn more about their behaviors to prevent them before they reach Earth.

NEWS | February 15

ADVERTISEMENT
Shirley-M-Tilghman.jpg

Q&A with 2022 George W. Beadle Award winner, former Princeton president Shirley Tilghman

Former Princeton president Shirley Tilghman sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss the George W. Beadle award, her contributions to genetic research, and the significance of her time spent at Princeton. 

Former Princeton president Shirley Tilghman discusses the George W. Beadle award, her contributions to genetic research, and the significance of her time spent at Princeton. 

NEWS | February 10

Wallace Hall

As pandemic-era eviction moratoria expire, Princeton’s Eviction Lab highlights surprising trends

Throughout the pandemic, University researchers led by Professor Matthew Desmond have been poring through formal eviction court records and compiling the data to analyze eviction trends in states and cities across the nation.

Throughout the pandemic, University researchers led by Professor Matthew Desmond have been poring through formal eviction court records and compiling the data to analyze eviction trends in states and cities across the nation.

NEWS | February 9

neh three faculty.jpg

3 professors awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants promoting digital scholarship

Three University Professors, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Christina Lee, Professor of History Ekaterina Pravilova, and Associate Professor of History Wendy Warren, were awarded funding from the NEH, which seeks to spearhead new research and make the humanities accessible to broad audiences.

The funding seeks to spearhead new research and make the humanities accessible to broad audiences.

NEWS | January 25

elephant.png

Princeton lab’s research on elephant tusklessness brings public attention to human impact on evolution

More elephants in Mozambique have no tusks as a result of a painful, 15-year civil war. An ocean and thousands of miles away, assistant EEB professor Shane Campbell-Staton and his team are looking at why and how this example of remarkably fast evolution came to be. Their studies have attracted media attention from newspapers to Trevor Noah, and display how closely human activity can be tied up in the process of evolution.

More elephants in Mozambique have no tusks as a result of a painful, 15-year civil war. An ocean and thousands of miles away, assistant EEB professor Shane Campbell-Staton and his team are looking at why and how this example of remarkably fast evolution came to be. Their studies have attracted media attention from newspapers and Trevor Noah, and display how closely human activity can be tied up in the process of evolution.

FEATURES | December 23

Prof. Kang and Dr. Sheng.jpeg

Kang Lab reports new experimental therapy with potential to stop cancer spread

Kang’s lab focuses on two central questions in cancer treatment: why do some patients develop metastatic disease, and why they are so difficult to treat?

Kang’s lab focuses on two central questions in cancer treatment: why do some patients develop metastatic disease, and why they are so difficult to treat?

NEWS | December 2

Insights_ep7.png

Futuristic Nostalgia with Yeon Soon Shin and Rolando Masís-Obando

In this episode of The Highlights, we’re joined by Yeon Soon Shin and Rolando Masís-Obando. We discuss their paths to graduate work in psychology, their research on how environmental context affects memory, and the virtual reality environments they created to test their ideas.

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Yeon Soon Shin and Rolando Masís-Obando. We discuss their paths to graduate work in psychology, their research on how environmental context affects memory, and the virtual reality environments they created to test their ideas.

PODCAST | December 1

2D-electrons_16x9-1536x864.jpeg

Princeton researchers develop world’s purest sample of gallium arsenide

“The new samples/materials have only about 1 part per 10 billion impurities, meaning there is only one unwanted atom (impurity) for every 10 billion wanted atoms,” ECE Professor Mansour Shayegan wrote. “This is like having only one bad person on Earth!”

“The new samples/materials have only about 1 part per 10 billion impurities, meaning there is only one unwanted atom (impurity) for every 10 billion wanted atoms,” ECE Professor Mansour Shayegan wrote. “This is like having only one bad person on Earth!”

NEWS | November 18

Ellora Derenoncourt.jpeg

Economics Professor Ellora Derenoncourt discusses new center on inequality

In this Q&A, The Daily Princetonian sits with Professor Ellora Derenoncourt to discuss the new center on inequality, the racial wealth gap in America, and her research in labor economics. 

In this Q&A, The Daily Princetonian sits with Professor Ellora Derenoncourt to discuss the new center on inequality, the racial wealth gap in America, and her research in labor economics.  

NEWS | November 11