News from 2018

  • Announcement

A Symposium in Celebration of Matthew Meselson

  Matthew Meselson faculty profile      

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  • Announcement

Renate Hellmiss a Harvard Hero

When Renate Hellmiss learned she had been named a Harvard Hero this year, she was shocked. She was surprised by the award itself, and was quick to throw…

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  • Research

Investigating How Sharks and Skates Sense Electric Fields [Bellono Lab]

Sensory systems evolve to detect and transduce stimuli that are most relevant to an animal’s physiological or behavioral context. Ancient cartilaginous fishes, such as sharks, skates, and rays,…

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  • Research

Doeke Hekstra Chosen as Searle Scholar

MCB and SEAS assistant professor Doeke Hekstra has been chosen as a 2018 Searle Scholar. Each year, the Searles Scholar Program--administered by the Kinship Foundation and funded by…

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  • Research

Believing in Dopamine [Uchida Lab]

Predicting future rewards depends critically on beliefs about the current state of the world. For example, suppose you go to a restaurant with two chefs, one who you’ve…

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  • Research

Hopi Hoekstra Elected to American Philosophical Society

Professor Hopi Hoekstra, a faculty member with a joint appointment to the MCB and OEB departments, has been elected to the prestigious American Philosophical Society (APS). Hoekstra is…

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  • Education

Grad Students Earn Fellowships

MCO students Felix Barber and Gal Lumbroso have been awarded prestigious fellowships that will support their future  research. Barber, a joint student in the Amir and Murray labs,…

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  • Education

Congratulations to the 2018 Dowling Prize Winner Norma Hylton

Norma Hylton (class of ‘18) has won this year’s John E. Dowling Thesis Prize. This award is given to one undergraduate student each year who has demonstrated exceptional…

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