News from 2017

  • Education

MCB Concentrator to Build Biotech Startup

“I believe that sometimes when you know exactly what you want to do in ten years, you should just do it now.” So says Nathaniel Brooks Horwitz, formerly…

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  • Research

A Little of Magic Spot Goes a Long Way in Cyanobacteria [O’Shea Lab]

Guanosine tetraphosphate and pentaphosphate,  collectively known as (p)ppGpp or magic spot nucleotides, are effectors of the stringent response, a stress response pathway activated during nutrient and energy deprivation.…

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  • Research

Biology by Any Means Necessary: Vlad Denic in MCB

Sometimes how you get where you’re going is as important as what you do when you get there. This is true of the proteins in our cells, whose…

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  • Research

A Code for mRNA Decay [Schier Lab]

To make a change, we must replace old with new: plow the field to seed new plants, abandon old habits to adapt new ones, and erase the board…

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  • Education

MCB student Alan Yang earns Rhodes Scholarship

MCB Concentrator Alan Yang has been selected as a 2018 Rhodes Scholar. The prestigious and highly selective Rhodes Scholarship will support Yang as he pursues a master’s in…

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  • Announcement

Larry Gold Will Deliver the Paul Doty Lecture on December 14, 2017

Larry Gold will present the annual Doty Lecture, "Human Proteomics: From Biology to Chemistry to Big Data to Personalized Healthcare", at 12 noon on December 14, 2017 in…

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  • Research

MCB Postdocs Receive Prestigious NIH Fellowships

Two MCB postdocs--Dhananjay “DJ” Bambah-Mukku of the Dulac Lab and Nicholas Tran of the Sanes Lab--have received fellowship funding from the National Institutes of Health in support of…

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  • Research

Harvard Researchers Among Those Receiving More Than $150 Million in Funding from the NIH BRAIN Initiative

Harvard scientists are among dozens of researchers who will receive more than $150 million in funding over the next five years through the National Institute of Health’s Brain…

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  • Announcement

In Memoriam Fotis Kafatos

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the sad news of the passing of Fotis Kafatos, our dear friend and former colleague. Fotis trained…

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  • Research

The Brightest are Not Always the Best: A Guide to Selecting Fluorescent Proteins [Cluzel Lab]

When selecting fluorescent proteins (FPs), it is standard practice to select FPs with the highest in vitro brightness. However, it is well-known that in vitro brightness does not…

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