News from 2018

  • Research

A Family Affair [Sanes Lab]

Each part of the mammalian brain holds a large number of neuronal types – at least a hundred and perhaps a thousand or more.  These cells connect up…

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  • Research

A Nobel Incubator: How a Single Floor in a Single Building Fostered Extraordinary Scientific Talent

A striking phenomenon in the biomedical sciences is that great scientists sometimes arise in clusters at a particular time and place that fosters outstanding scientific achievement.  Certain institutions,…

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  • Announcement

MCB Research Retreat This Weekend

Meet the First-year graduate students: Easun Arunachalam   Luolan Bai   Karen Bao   Julien Barrere   Rui Fang   Yuan Fang   Patrick Gainey   Shreyas Gopalakrishnan…

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  • Education

Six Harvard Grad Students Selected As NSF Graduate Research Fellows

The National Science Foundation (NSF)’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides funding to promising graduate students. This fall, six MCO graduate students-- Easun Arunachalam, Karen Bao, Megan…

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  • Education

Summer Interns Gain Research Experience and Forge Friendships Through SROH Program

This summer, Harvard’s MCO program hosted seven undergraduate researchers through the Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) internship program. The interns spent ten weeks performing experiments in Harvard…

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  • Research

Reward and Threat: Two Axes of Dopamine Systems [Uchida Lab]

William James, the “father of American psychology”, was amused when he watched an alligator cautiously approach a human – only to quickly retreat. The alligator repeated this behavior…

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  • Announcement

2018 Rhino Cup Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018  Rhino Cup and congratulations to this year's winners! First place: Spiking Variability_OEB – Ölveczky Lab Aaron Burberry, Ashesh Dhawale, Adrian…

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  • Research

Doeke Hekstra Awarded Merck Fellowship

MCB Assistant Professor Doeke Hekstra has been chosen as a recipient of the George W. Merck Fellowship, an award that provides funding to promising tenure-track Harvard professors. Hekstra’s…

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  • Education

CPB Graduate Wins Fulbright Fellowship

Ryan Ward, a Chemical and Physical Biology concentrator who graduated this May, will soon be leaving for a Fulbright fellowship position at the Bowler Lab at the École…

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  • Education

Five Neuroscience Concentrators Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa!

Five graduating Neuroscience concentrators have been elected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society as part of the “Senior 48”. The new inductees from Neurobiology are: Defne…

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