News from 2016

  • Education

MCB POSTDOC WINS SECOND FELLOWSHIP TO STUDY AUTOPHAGY

Postdoctoral student Chris Shoemaker of the Denic Lab, who previously won a fellowship from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, has now won the Pathway to Independence (K99)…

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  • Education

FORMER MEMBER OF UCHIDA LAB WINS SCIENCE & SCILIFELAB PRIZE FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

Neir Eshel, an MD-PhD graduate from Harvard Medical School and a former member of the Uchida Lab, was named the grand prize winner of an essay contest sponsored…

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  • Research

DAN NEEDLEMAN AWARDED TENURE FACULTY POSITION IN APPLIED PHYSICS AND MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

Defying Disciplines Dan Needleman’s name graces only one door in Harvard’s Northwest science building, but it appears on the websites of no fewer than four different entities within…

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  • Research

INSIGHTS INTO CAUSES OF ANEMIA FROM A MEMBRANE PROTEIN STRUCTURE [GAUDET LAB]

Iron is a key micronutrient that organisms use in many biological processes. Indeed, aerobic respiration requires iron to transport oxygen in our blood, to catalyze redox reactions of…

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  • Research

NEW STRUCTURAL RNAS? NOW WE CAN TELL [RIVAS AND EDDY LABS]

Some fundamental cellular activities are directed by RNA-based machines. The RNAs in these machines adopt distinct three-dimensional structures in order to facilitate their function, much in the way…

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  • Research

NEURAL CIRCUITS AT THE BRAIN SCALE [ENGERT LAB]

A longstanding goal of neuroscience is to figure out how the brain reacts to what is happening in the outside world. But it has been challenging to map…

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  • Education

YOUNG CHEFS PROGRAM EDUCATES AND ENTERTAINS

The Young Chefs Program, which was co founded by second year MCO PhD student Vayu Maini Rekdal from the Balskus Lab, recently participated in events designed to exhibit…

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  • Research

HOW A MAMMAL GOT ITS STRIPES [HOEKSTRA LAB]

by the astonishing variety of forms, shapes, and colors that have evolved in nature. This variation has allowed organisms to adapt to their local environments, for example, to…

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  • Research

YIGONG SHI TO DELIVER JOHN T. EDSALL LECTURE

Yigong Shi is a University Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He was born and raised in China and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Tsinghua University…

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  • Research

FINDING FORKS IN THE ROAD OF HUMAN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT [RAMANATHAN LAB]

Human brain cells begin their lives as pluripotent cells with the potential to develop into any cell type in the body. As those pluripotent stem cells differentiate and…

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