Academic News

Dr. Xinlei Sheng graduates with his PhD!

June 3, 2021
Xinlei's final public oral was titled "Investigating the function of human sirtuin 3 in regulating mitochondrial morphology and function during viral infection", and friends and colleagues from all over the world tuned in via Zoom to see his beautiful talk! We are particularly thrilled that the talented Dr. Xinlei has chosen to stay as a post-doctoral scientist in our lab, as it is difficult to imagine our lab family... Read more about Dr. Xinlei Sheng graduates with his PhD!

Katelyn officially launches a website for our Molecular Biology Outreach Program (MBOP)

May 21, 2021
Starting from scratch, Katelyn worked hard to build an online platform geared towards communicating science and building relationships between Princeton scientists and the greater New Jersey communities. The site includes an event calendar, fun bios highlighting the unique perspectives of our MBOP volunteers, and public discussion forums. You can check it out here: Read more about Katelyn officially launches a website for our Molecular Biology Outreach Program (MBOP)

Dr. Laura Murray-Nerger graduates and heads to Harvard

March 18, 2021
Laura defended her PhD thesis today, giving a wonderful talk that captured her elegant work in defining mechanisms of protein acetylation and dynamic remodeling of the nuclear lamina. She will next be moving to Boston to join the lab of Dr. Benjamin Gewurz at Harvard Medical School as a post-doctoral researcher. We are so proud of everything you have accomplished, Laura, and can't wait to see what you do next!

The Cristea lab takes US HUPO Virtual 2021 in force!

March 8, 2021
Ileana, Cora, and Dawei gave oral presentations; Jaime and Katelyn gave lightning talks; Josh, Jaime, Xinlei, Katelyn, and Matt presented posters; and the entire lab attended the 17th Annual US Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) conference. 

Cora is named an NIH F31 Graduate Research Fellow!

February 10, 2021
In recognition of her impressive graduate work thus far, Cora's application for an F31 fellowship with the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID) was accepted for funding. Congratulations on this well-deserved opportunity, Cora!

Our graduate students lead the effort to virtualize the Princeton PhD Interview Weekend

February 5, 2021

Meeting the challenge of providing prospective PhD students with a genuine (and useful) interview experience, Will, Matt, Katelyn, and Tim volunteered on the organizing committee, and Michelle and Cora also participated throughout the weekend. Our graduate students collaborated with others across the department to design, plan, and coordinate virtual events like group trivia, Gathertown socials, technologies seminars, and virtual resources that encouraged organic interactions during an otherwise virutal weekend.