Awardees

Daniel A. Notterman
Professor in Molecular Biology, Princeton and Clinical Professor, Rutgers-RWJ Medical School
NJ ACTS Lead, Princeton & Co-Principal Investigator
NJ ACTS Training Co-Director, Career Development (KL2) and Training Grant (TL1)
Office Phone
Office
Thomas Laboratory, 219

NJ ACTS Pilot Project: Developing a longitudinal cohort of transgender youth to access health and wellbeing through physical, psychological, and molecular assessment 

Ellen Acosta
PhD student, Molecular Biology, Gitai Lab
NJ ACTS Clinical and Translational Science Fellow
Office
355 Thomas Laboratory

Project: The Spatiotemporal Dynamics of the Human Skin Microbiome in Health and Disease

Chloe Cavanaugh
MD/PhD Student, Molecular Biology, Notterman Lab
NJ ACTS Clinical and Translational Science Fellow
Office
201 Thomas Laboratory

Project: Mechanism and potential therapeutic inhibition of HCMV-induced telomerase activation

Jonathan Cohen
Robert Bendheim and Lynn Bendheim Thoman Professor in Neuroscience
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. Co-Director, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
NJ ACTS Lead, Machine Learning; Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
240 Neuroscience

NJ ACTS Project: Motivation for cognitive and physical effort in depression

Nathaniel Daw
Huo Professor in Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience
Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology
NJ ACTS Co-Lead, Machine Learning & Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
237 Princeton Neuroscience Institute

NJ ACTS Pilot Project: Post-Release Outcomes of Prison Based Treatments and Interventions for Opioid Use Disorder

Danelle Devenport
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology
Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
Thomas Laboratory, 247

NJ ACTS Project: Novel mouse models for live imaging basement membrane dynamics and breach in melanocyte migration and melanoma

Mohamed Donia
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
Guyot Hall, A5

NJ ACTS Project: Incorporating drug metabolism by the human gut microbiome into personalized medicine

Kathryn Edin
William Church Osborn Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Co-director of The Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW)
Office Phone
Office
Wallace Hall 151

Principal Investigator

NJ ACTS Project: Housing and Health in New Jersey’s Capital City

Esteban Engel
Co-Principal Investigator
Former Director of the Viral Neuroengineering laboratory

NJ ACTS Project: Structural and Functional Mapping of Islet β-Cell Sensory Innervation

Zemer Gitai
Professor of Molecular Biology
Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
Thomas Laboratory, 355

NJ ACTS Project: A FRET-based HTS to identify antibacterial drug leads targeting ternary complex formation in E.coli

Andrea Graham
Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Co-Director, Program in Global Health
Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
307A Guyot Hall

NJ ACTS Project: Improving mouse models of lung defense: neutrophil-mediated parasite resistance, tissue damage and repair

Esmat Hegazi
PhD Student, Molecular Biology, Muir Lab
NJ ACTS Clinical and Translational Science Fellow
Office
Frick Chemistry Laboratory

Project: Biochemical mechanisms of epigenetic regulation in cancer models

Read more about Esmat: https://muir.princeton.edu/esmat-hegazi/ and https://molbio.princeton.edu/news/nj-acts-translational-science-fellows…

Rebecca Kim-Yip
Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology, Toettcher/Posfai Labs
NJ ACTS Clinical and Translational Science Fellow
Office
Thomas Laboratory

Project: Signaling during preimplantation mammalian development

Read more about Rebecca and her research here: https://molbio.princeton.edu/news/nj-acts-translational-science-fellows…

Susan Leggett
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nelson Lab
NJ ACTS Clinical and Translational Science Fellow
Office
314 Hoyt Laboratory

Project: The Effects of Cell-Level Heterogeneity on Cancer Invasion and Metastasis

Camden MacDowell
Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Buschman Lab
NJ ACTS Clinical and Translational Science Fellow

​​​​​​Project: Understanding Thalamic Control of Information Flow in the Brain and Mechanisms of Therapeutic Stimulation 

 

Cameron Myhrvold
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology
Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
Moffet Laboratory, 428

NJ ACTS Project: Translating a novel, streamlined, single-step CRISPR-Cas12/13 system for detection of tuberculosis

Celeste Nelson
Wilke Family Professor in Bioengineering, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Director, Program in Engineering Biology
Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
303 Hoyt Laboratory

NJ ACTS Project: The effects of cell-level heterogeneity on triple-negative breast cancer progression

Catherine Jensen Peña
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
PNI 157

NJ ACTS Project: Pain as a Trigger for Opioid Dependence in the Context of Epigenetic Susceptibility

Sabine Petry
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
Schultz Laboratory, 415

NJ ACTS Project: Targeting of mitotic spindle assembly factor TPX2 for cancer therapy

Alexander Ploss
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
Thomas Laboratory, 110

NJ ACTS Project: Capturing the impact of SARS-CoV-2 evolution on human pulmonary responses

Howard Stone
Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor
Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
E-Quad, D326 D-Wing

NJ ACTS Project: Aerosol Production of Bacteriophage Formulations from Submicron Droplets for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications

Christos Suriano
Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Boulanger Lab
NJ ACTS Clinical and Translational Science Fellow

Project: Neuro-immunology and virology in human gene therapy

Read more about Christos and his research here: http://pni.princeton.edu/news/pni-postdoc-christos-suriano-awarded-nih-…

 

Jordan Taylor
Associate Professor of Psychology
Co-Principal Investigator
Office Phone
Office
429 Peretsman Scully Hall

NJ ACTS Project: Use of Low Cost Orthotic Device to Improve Upper Extremity Function in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Tom Zajdel
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cohen Lab
NJ ACTS Clinical and Translational Science Fellow
Office
109 Hoyt Laboratory

Project: Programming Cell Migration for Wound Healing