News from 2017

  • Education

Welcome Back Students! Meet the 1st-year MCO Graduate Students

Meet the MCO students   PDF

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  • Research

How Do Environmental Stimuli Set Individual Circadian Clocks to Stochastic Phases? [O’Shea Lab]

Many organisms on earth have evolved an endogenous self-sustained pacemaker, called the circadian clock, to anticipate daily changes in the environment and adapt its physiology. The circadian clock…

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  • Announcement

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 MCB Staff Badminton Tournament!

1st – Chris Caldwell (Environmental Health and Safety) and John Kropowensky (MCB Core Admin – Undergraduate Programs)  2nd – Alex Gonsalves (Northwest Building – Shipping and Receiving ) and Katie…

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  • Research

Turning the ON off: Sculpting One of Two Dendritic Branches in a Retinal Neuron [Sanes Lab]

The dendritic arbors of neurons are incredibly diverse in size and shape.  This makes sense, because dendritic morphology is a critical determinant of the numbers and types of…

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  • Research

When Bacteria Get Stressed [Losick Lab]

All cells need to sense and respond to different stresses in their local environment in order to survive and grow, and bacteria are certainly no exception. The model…

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  • Announcement

Professor Matthew Meselson Receives Honorary Degree from Rockefeller University

"Matthew Meselson is being recognized for insights that laid the groundwork for the study of DNA replication, recombination, restriction, and repair. With his colleagues, Meselson demonstrated how DNA…

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  • Announcement

Remembering S. Allen Counter

Allen Counter, a familiar face around the Biological Labs for more than 45 years, died on July 12 at the age of 73. He was an Assistant Professor…

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  • Research

Phosphatases and Proteases are Distant Relatives [Losick and Gaudet Labs]

Diverse cellular and developmental processes are controlled by reversible phosphorylation – the process by which phosphates are added or removed from proteins. Reversible protein phosphorylation is widely used…

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  • Education

Award-winning MCB Concentrator Moves Forward to Study Bioscience Enterprise

MCB concentrator and newly minted graduate Henry Cousins (‘17) received both the Thomas Hoopes Award and the Board of Tutors in Biochemical Sciences’’ Henderson Award for his thesis…

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  • Research

Go Against the Flow [Engert Lab]

Understanding brain function generally requires a deep engagement with the matter at least at two separate levels. These are the level of behavioral algorithms on the one hand…

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