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Andrea Goldsmith, entrepreneur and leader in wireless communications, appointed dean of engineering

Andrea Goldsmith, an expert and entrepreneur in wireless systems who has served in campus-wide leadership roles at Stanford University, has been appointed dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University effective Sept. 1.

NSF RAPID grant backs Princeton research to track and contain pandemic

The National Science Foundation has awarded emergency grants to two teams of Princeton researchers developing ways to better track and contain pandemics including COVID-19.

Pushing the boundaries of bioengineering

Few fields of research hold such sweeping promise for improving lives as bioengineering, a deep strength at Princeton and one of our highest priorities for growth going forward.

Solving the puzzle of life's development

To gain insight into the precise and reproducible programs governing the start of life, Stanislav Shvartsman’s lab often devises clever ways to break developmental processes and measure the outcomes, teasing out cause and effect. 

 

Droplets are key to cells' dynamic activities

A Princeton bioengineer's team has developed novel tools to examine and manipulate the condensation of proteins in the nucleus and is now applying these approaches to uncover new aspects of gene regulation. 

Interpreting the genome for insights into life and health

Olga Troyanskaya uses computing power to glean useful insights from an enduring mystery: How can the genome, the vast set of instructions that lies within every cell, be interpreted to understand, prevent, and treat disease? 

Harnessing cellular power to meet global challenges

For José Avalos’ research team, the intricate, small-scale work of bioengineering could hold the key to solving global challenges in renewable energy and sustainable manufacturing.

Thwarting bacteria's defenses as a way to fight infection

To combat the growth of antibiotic resistance, Mark Brynildsen searches for precise treatments that kill pathogens by weakening their defenses against the body’s immune system. 

Nature reveals there's more than one way to build a lung

Celeste Nelson explores how branching patterns emerge during development. Her research combines biology with engineering and computational modeling — with the ultimate goal of building functional tissues outside the body. 

'Evolution acclerators' show how some cancers evade treatment

A cross-discipline team of electrical engineers, biophysicists and medical researchers has developed microchips that allow them to closely follow the progression of cancer and investigate drug resistance, a major problem in cancer treatment. 

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