News from 2016

  • Announcement

RUTH HUBBARD WALD, HARVARD BIOLOGIST, DIES AT 92

Professor Ruth Hubbard Wald, prominent biochemist, feminist, and the first female biology professor to be awarded tenure at Harvard University, died Sept. 1st at her home in Cambridge…

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  • Education

MCO OFFERS MANAGEMENT NANOCOURSE FOR FUTURE RESEARCHERS

Thanks to a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), MCO will offer a nanocourse this fall titled “Management Matters for Scientists.” It will cover…

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  • Research

COMMON CURRENCY FOR REWARD AND PUNISHMENT [UCHIDA LAB]

Considering both good and bad is fundamental for future planning and decision-making. When animals forage, they may consider how tasty the food is, how much food is available…

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  • Research

MOLECULAR COMPETITION ENHANCES SYNAPTIC SPECIFICITY [SANES LAB]

As neurons develop in the central nervous system, they encounter many potential synaptic partners, and choose among them to form stable connections with only a few. The specific…

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  • Education

SROH RENEWS LOVE OF SCIENCE IN BOTH INTERNS AND MENTORS

Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) has finished another outstanding year, bringing undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for a ten week internship program at MCO. The program began in…

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  • Research

A NATURAL ANTICANCER COMPOUND DESTABILIZES THE CELL MEMBRANE BY REACTING WITH LIPIDS [O’SHEA LAB]

Many of the approved chemotherapy drugs are either collected from natural sources or inspired by molecules existing in nature. Natural products with anticancer activity can be readily identified…

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  • Education

MCB STUDENTS AND TEACHERS CELEBRATED AT ANNUAL RETREAT

This year’s MCB award winners reflect the creativity, collaboration, and community that makes the department a rewarding place for students, postdoctoral fellows and professors. The awards were presented…

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  • Research

IN-THE-NEWS; INTERVIEW WITH JEFF LICHTMAN

The journal Neuron conducted a Q&A (PDF) with Jeff Lichtman. View Jeff Lichtman's Faculty Profile  

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