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New research finds women in academic fields that value ‘brilliance’ more likely to experience imposter syndrome

A new study, co-led by Professor Sarah-Jane Leslie, found that women were more likely to experience imposter syndrome in fields that value “brilliance.”

A new study, co-led by Professor Sarah-Jane Leslie, found that women were more likely to experience imposter syndrome in fields that value “brilliance.”

NEWS | 09/22/2021

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Princeton to lead Northeast Innovation Hub with $15M NSF grant

Upon receipt of a recent grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Princeton will lead a the NSF Innovation Corps Northeast Hub in collaboration with several other universities in order to better integrate research and the market in an inclusive way.

Upon receipt of a recent grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Princeton will lead a the NSF Innovation Corps Northeast Hub in collaboration with several other universities in order to better integrate research and the market in an inclusive way. 

NEWS | 09/12/2021

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Decoding Mosquitoes with Zhilei Zhao

In this episode of Princeton Insights: The Highlights, we're joined by Zhilei Zhao, a former graduate student in the McBride Lab at Princeton. We discuss his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his study of the delicate neuroscience of mosquitoes and its potential impact on the fight against insect-borne illnesses.

In this episode of Princeton Insights: The Highlights, we're joined by Zhilei Zhao, a former graduate student in the McBride Lab at Princeton. We discuss his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his study of the delicate neuroscience of mosquitoes and its potential impact on the fight against insect-borne illnesses.

PODCAST | 09/01/2021

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Automating Observations with Talmo Pereira

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. 

PODCAST | 05/12/2021

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Princeton will be the site of a new cancer research branch

The University has partnered with the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to open a new branch at Princeton — one that will specialize in cancer metabolism and how diet impacts our understanding of cancer.

The University has partnered with the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to open a new branch at Princeton — one that will specialize in cancer metabolism and how diet impacts our understanding of cancer.

NEWS | 04/13/2021

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Princeton researchers' new technology could create more effective vaccines

A five-fold increase in the amount of mRNA administered within each vaccination would heighten immune responses, thus boosting the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations in conferring immunity and curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.

A five-fold increase in the amount of mRNA administered within each vaccination would heighten immune responses, thus boosting the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations in conferring immunity and curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.

NEWS | 03/25/2021

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Kang lab discovers new organelle involved in cancer spread

“By understanding how DACT1 drives the formation of such biomolecular condensates, or ‘organelles,’ we may come up with new ways to prevent or [treat] metastatic cancers,” wrote Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology, in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 

“By understanding how DACT1 drives the formation of such biomolecular condensates, or ‘organelles,’ we may come up with new ways to prevent or [treat] metastatic cancers,” wrote Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology, in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 

NEWS | 03/21/2021

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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 | 01/16/2021

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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 | 12/20/2020

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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 | 12/01/2020

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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 | 11/25/2020

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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 | 11/12/2020

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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 | 11/10/2020

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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 | 11/04/2020

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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 | 10/27/2020