Princeton biologist to appear at Liberty Science Center

first_imgJERSEY CITY – “Tiny Conspiracies: How Bacteria Talk to Each Other will be the topic of the NJCU Presidential Speaker Series when Dr. Bonnie Bassler, Chair and Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University appears at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. to present a free lecture on how her lab’s breakthrough research is leading to a new generation of antibiotics. The Liberty Science Center is located at 222 Jersey City Boulevard in Jersey City. Parking is free after 5 p.m. Registration information can be found at The research in her laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms that bacteria use for intercellular communication, a process called quorum sensing. Bassler’s research is paving the way to the development of novel therapies for combating bacteria by disrupting quorum-sensing-mediated communication. The recipient of Princeton’s “President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching,” Bassler teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University and is actively involved in and committed to educating lay people in science and attracting more women and minorities to the field.center_img “We are honored to partner with the Liberty Science Center to present such an accomplished scientist as Dr. Bonnie Bassler,” said NJCU President Sue Henderson, “And we are pleased to make the lecture free for anyone fascinated by science. Come join us, bring your children, bring your grandchildren, and prepare to be amazed.” ×last_img read more