News from 2005

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ALEX SCHIER’S ZEBRAFISH OFFER VIEW INTO DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR

Alex Schier They’re the first fish kids kill. But they’re a godsend to a developmental geneticist like Alex Schier, a new Professor in Harvard’s Department of Molecular and…

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A NEW WAY TO STUDY SPINAL CORD INJURY

First-author Florence Bareyre A tragic truth is that the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) has very limited ability to regenerate following injury. There is intense interest in trying…

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JACK STROMINGER’S 80TH BIRTHDAY SYMPOSIUM

On December 9-10, MCB is pleased to present a scientific symposium and several social events in celebration of Jack Strominger's 80th birthday.  A general reception and dinner on Friday…

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MCB STUDENTS AWARDED MERCK-WILEY FELLOWSHIPS AND PERALTA PRIZE

Three MCB graduate students were recognized for their academic achievement at MCB’s retreat at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire last month. This year’s Merck-Wiley Fellowship recipients were Xi…

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SEX AND SMELL: THE MOLECULAR ARCHITECTURE OF PHEROMONE SENSING

To ensure reproductive success, animals have evolved sensory and behavioral strategies to identify suitable mating partners. A particularly widepread strategy among mammals is the release and the detection…

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MARKUS MEISTER WINS 2005 GOLDEN BRAIN AWARD

Markus Meister, left, with Minerva Foundation board member Semir Zeki Markus Meister, Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, has been awarded the Golden Brain Award…

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KEVIN EGGAN NAMED INVESTIGATOR BY STOWERS MEDICAL INSTITUTE

Jim Stowers and Kevin Eggan Kevin Eggan, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, has been appointed Assistant Investigator by the Stowers Medical Institute (SMI), based in Cambridge…

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MCB WELCOMES NEW FACULTY

We are pleased to announce the arrivals of new MCB faculty members: Erin O’Shea, Alex Schier, Kevin Eggan, Victoria D’Souza, and Naoshige Uchida. Erin O’Shea, Professor of Molecular…

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ERIN O’SHEA INVESTIGATES HOW CELLS RESPOND TO THEIR SURROUNDINGS

Erin O'Shea Shortly after finishing her freshman year at Smith College, Erin O’Shea made a fateful decision: Instead of spending the summer at home in upstate New York,…

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