Xinlei and Cora will both be discussing how human pathogens manipulate mitochondrial organization and function to acheive infection. As a virtual conference this year, the American Society for Cell Biology's Annual Meeting is accessible to almost anyone - tune in if you're interested!
Laura, Katelyn, & Tim - each chairs on our Molecular Biology Outreach Program (MBOP - previously known as GMOP) executive board - have been working hard with other MolBio graduate students to construct a website well-suited for virtual programming of science outreach and communication. Goals include accessible at-home workshops, dissemination of scientific information, and especially highlighting the diverse backgrounds and strengths of scientists, both at Princeton and around the world.
Giving a 4-minute virtual lightning talk that covers everything from virus-driven acetylation to nuclear remodeling to mitosis was a challenge, but Laura did a wonderful job illustrating our lab's work at MolBio Retreat this year.
Cora, a fifth year graduate student, was honored for her dedication to and excellence in teaching undergraduate courses at Princeton. Spurred by glowing reviews from colleagues, professors, and students, Cora's accomplishments over the past few years were highlighted at this year's MolBio Retreat. Congrats, Cora!
In response to requests for increased mentorship and collaboration opportunities within Princeton's MolBio department, Katelyn has worked via the Graduate Student Mentorship Committee (GSMC) to launch a "Go-To Guides" program. The initiative celebrates the unique experiences, expertise, and passions represented by members of our community and facilitates readily accessible support for anyone (students, post-docs, faculty, and staff) in need of advice or a listening ear.
Our graduate students are passionate about helping students from all backgrounds connect within our department and be successful during their graduate careers. Thanks for all of the volunteer time you invest in promoting inclusivity and supportive mentorship in MolBio!
This incredibly competitive position was awarded to our long-time lab member, Dr. Todd Greco, and we couldn't be more thrilled for this well-deserved recognition of his accomplishments and invaluable contributions to molcular biology and proteomics. Cheers to you, Todd!
Geared towards communicating relateable, current science to a general audience, the Science Reel! forum launched with an article about emerging viruses and how proteomic technologies have been leveraged to combat them - with heavy focus on SARS-CoV-2 (for obvious reasons). Elene and Katelyn plan to continue writing short posts that highlight the public health aspects and inclusive environment that support our lab's research. Read more about Elene and Katelyn launch the Science Reel! tab on our website