Congratulations to Kevin Kim, whose paper "Local and global consequences of flow on bacterial quorum sensing" was recently published in Nature Microbiology and featured on the Princeton University Department of Molecular Biology website. To see the news feature, click here.
onnie Bassler has been selected for the FASEB 2016 Excellence in Science Award. According to the FASEB website, the award is "given in recognition of outstanding achievement by women in biological science. Recipients are women whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research."
The Shaw Prize Foundation announced on June 1st, 2015 that Bonnie Bassler will receive the 2015 Shaw Prize in Life Sciences and Medicine. She shares the prize with E. Peter Greenberg of the University of Washington "for their discovery of quorum sensing, a process whereby bacteria communicate with each other and which offers innovative ways to interfere with bacterial pathogens or to modulate the microbiome for health applications." For more see: Bonnie Bassler awarded Shaw Prize Read more about Bonnie Bassler awarded Shaw Prize
Anisa Salim Ismail, a postdoctoral research fellow in molecular biology, studies the commensal (friendly) bacteria found in mammalian intestines and that are critical to human health. Ismail will study the possibility that commensals and mammalian cells "talk" to each other through a process called quorum sensing to establish this beneficial relationship.