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. 

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.

Tiny polymer springs give a boost to environmental clean up

Princeton researchers have found that a promising class of cleaning solutions behave in ways that both confound traditional fluid models and explain their usefulness to remediation efforts.

Giant umbrellas shift from convenient canopy to sturdy storm shield

In a new approach to storm surge protection, a Princeton team has created a preliminary design for dual-purpose kinetic umbrellas that would provide shade during fair weather and could be tilted in advance of a storm to form a flood barrier.

Innovation funds propel research to improve health, computing and sustainability

Funded by Princeton alumni, parents and other donors, this year’s Innovation Research Grants total more than $1.3 million.

Multi-year datasets suggest projecting outcomes of people’s lives with AI isn’t so simple

The machine learning techniques scientists use to predict outcomes from large datasets may fall short when it comes to projecting the outcomes of people’s lives, according to a mass collaborative study led by researchers at Princeton.