Ralph Kleiner to join Princeton Chemistry Faculty
By Tien Nguyen
Monday, July 25 2016
The Department of Chemistry at Princeton University is pleased to welcome Ralph Kleiner to the faculty as an assistant professor effective September 1, 2016.
Kleiner was an undergraduate at Princeton, where he received an A. B. in Chemistry and performed research in the laboratory of Michael Hecht. He then completed his Ph. D. in Chemistry at Harvard University under the direction of David Liu, and conducted postdoctoral studies as a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow with Tarun Kapoor at The Rockefeller University. He is a recipient of the Damon Runyon Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists.
Kleiner’s research lies on the interface of chemistry and biology, focusing on the development and application of chemical approaches to investigate challenging problems in cell physiology. He is particularly interested in the chemical regulation of proteins and nucleic acids to understand how chemical modifications of these cellular macromolecules affect their function. His work aims to illuminate the molecular mechanisms underlying fundamental biological processes of biomedical interest.