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In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Talmo Pereira, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Neuroscience. We discuss the ups and downs of grad school and how the software he is developing is working to unite neuroscience, ecology, and computer science.

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Talmo Pereira, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Neuroscience. We discuss the ups and downs of grad school and how the software he is developing is working to unite neuroscience, ecology, and computer science. 


Nicole Templeman
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Nematodes and Reproductive Aging with Nicole Templeman

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Nicole Templeman, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Victoria. We discuss her most recent publication and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her lab.

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Nicole Templeman, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Victoria. We discuss her most recent publication and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her lab.

PODCAST | January 16

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
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Princeton study outlines viable, affordable plans for America to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Five proposed net-zero emissions pathways involve standard expenditures, and save money in years to come, according to a study by University researchers.

The teams behind the study—led by the co-principal investigators Chris Greig, Eric Larson, and Jesse Jenkins of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment—determined that all five proposed net-zero emissions pathways involve expenditures that remain within the standard bounds of historical annual energy GDP costs, or about 4%-6% of the nation’s GDP. 

NEWS | December 20

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Cited in election lawsuit, Princeton professor Andrew Appel ’81 says ex-Trump attorney’s claims have little merit

Appel has pushed back against the suit’s use of his past testimony and affirmed the 2020 election’s technological security. 

University computer science professor Andrew Appel has been cited alongside one of his studies as an “industry expert” in a Georgia lawsuit contesting the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The lawsuit is the latest in a series filed by ex-Trump campaign manager Sidney Powell. Appel has publically pushed back against the use of his scientific papers in this suit, and has signing a statement affirming the technological security of the 2020 election. 

NEWS | December 1

An artist rendering of The Hub
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As The Hub’s first tenant, Princeton hopes to catalyze New Jersey’s tech industry

Rodney Priestley, Vice Dean of Innovation and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, said the University is committed to nurturing New Jersey’s tech ecosystem.

At the online announcement of the partnership, Rodney Priestley, the Vice Dean of Innovation and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, expressed commitment to nurturing the New Jersey tech ecosystem through projects like The Hub and with the help of other research institutions in the state, including Rutgers University. 

NEWS | November 25

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Princeton begins partially redensifying campus labs

The University announced that laboratories are allowed to partially re-densify, now requiring a minimum of 125 square feet per occupant.

The University announced that laboratories are allowed to partially re-densify, now requiring a minimum of 125 square feet per occupant. Researchers must continue to use personal protective equipment, as well as follow strict social distancing guidelines.

NEWS | November 12

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Researchers submerge a single SOCCOM robotic float into the Southern Ocean. Several floats constitute an array that communicates collected biogeochemical data with satellites that hover over the Southern Ocean. Courtesy of SOCCOM Project, Princeton University

U. to receive part of $53 million NSF grant for development of ocean health-monitoring robots

The SOCCOM Project, located at the University and overseen by the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, describes its mission as seeking “to drive a transformative shift in the scientific and public understanding of the role of the vast Southern Ocean in climate change and biogeochemistry.”

The SOCCOM Project, located at the University and overseen by the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, describes its mission as seeking “to drive a transformative shift in the scientific and public understanding of the role of the vast Southern Ocean in climate change and biogeochemistry.”

NEWS | November 10

Prud'homme and students working on the Gates project. Courtesy of Robert Prud'homme.

Robert Prud’homme named inaugural winner of Princeton’s Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation

“Professor Prud’homme has consistently found creative ways of applying his fundamental research in complex fluids to the solution of important practical problems, such as finding more efficient ways of delivering therapeutic drugs to the body, ” Debenedetti wrote.

“Professor Prud’homme has consistently found creative ways of applying his fundamental research in complex fluids to the solution of important practical problems, such as finding more efficient ways of delivering therapeutic drugs to the body, ” Debenedetti wrote.

NEWS | November 4

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U. study finds that monkeys may have self-domesticated like humans

“All of the sudden we find that the rate of white patch development is totally related to how much parental feedback they got,” Ghazanfar said. “What that’s telling us is that this affiliated behavior, that we saw a correlation with the size of their white patch, is also developmental linked. And that was, I mean, it was just totally incredible.” 

NEWS | October 27

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MAE professor studies how far droplets, source of COVID-19 transmission, travel when we speak

Not wearing masks, especially indoors, is “very risky,” according to Stone. “Why would you do that?,” he asked.

By creating visuals of how far speech droplets can travel, the study offers visual evidence that wearing a mask can help reduce COVID-19 transmission. 

NEWS | October 21

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U. Associate Professor of Chemistry Mohammad Seyedsayamdost named 2020 MacArthur Fellow

The MacArthur Foundation recognized Professor Seyedsayamdost’s research relating to disease and chemistry. In conjunction with the award, he will receive $625,000 in unrestricted grant funding for further research. 

The MacArthur Foundation recognized Professor Seyedsayamdost’s research relating to disease and chemistry. In conjunction with the award, he will receive $625,000 in unrestricted grant funding for further research. 

NEWS | October 15

Lobby of the Lewis-Sigler Institute. LSI photo by Dante Tisi.

U. researchers outline five-year transmission landscape of COVID-19

COVID-19’s five-year transmission landscape can range from “sustained epidemics” to “near-elimination” depending on the strength of immunity, vaccination rate and effectiveness, and social distancing protocol, University researchers found. The model presented in the study represents the range of pandemic outcomes on a sliding scale.

COVID-19’s five-year transmission landscape can range from “sustained epidemics” to “near-elimination” depending on the strength of immunity, vaccination rate and effectiveness, and social distancing protocol, University researchers found. 

NEWS | October 4