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Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
Black-bellied seedcrackers (Pyrenestes ostrinus) can have large or small beaks on birds of the same size, a trait that had mystified researchers for years. Princeton biologist vonHoldt found that the two morphs differ in a 300,000-base-pair chunk of DNA, apparently inherited as a unit, which includes a well-known growth-factor gene.
Monday, Nov 5, 2018

The escalating effects of climate change now demand a substantial research initiative to develop and launch “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide directly from the air, according to a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Stephen Pacala, Princeton’s Frederick D...

Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Students interested in graduate studies at Princeton University convened on campus Oct. 4-7 for three programs designed to give them an intimate look at the University’s Ph.D. programs. The Prospective Ph.D.

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

Those pesky bees that come buzzing around on a muggy summer day are helping researchers reveal the genes responsible for social behaviors.

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

McBride has won two large grants this month from NIH and the New York Stem Cell Foundation to support her ongoing research into disease vector mosquitoes. On Oct.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018

Mary Caswell "Cassie" Stoddard is one of 18 researchers to receive a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, targeted to innovative, early-career scientists and engineers. Stoddard studies the extraordinary diversity of signals and traits in nature. Her lab investigates the evolution of...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

Graduate student Chris Tokita in the Tarnita Lab worked closely with researchers from Rockefeller University to investigate ant colonies looking at the relationship between group size and social behaviors.

Monday, Sep 24, 2018

Pet lovers seeking a better understanding of their four-footed friends might benefit from a new genetic test for sociability in dogs. While studying the genomes of canines Bridgett vonHoldy, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and her colleagues discovered genes in domestic dogs that are similar to those linked to hyper-...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018

I spent my summer as a research assistant for Professor Stoddard in the Stoddard lab researching hummingbird color vision at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in the Colorado Rockies. Part of my responsibilities included taking spectrophotometer measurements of flowers frequently visited by hummingbirds, as well as filming the...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018
Each year, Sigma Xi recognizes distinguished achievements in science and engineering through its Prizes and Awards Program.  Dan Rubensteidn was one of four 2018 award winners. 

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