News from 2019

  • Education, Research

New MCB Professor Amanda Whipple Launches RNA Biology Lab

Toward the end of her Ph.D. training, Amanda Whipple (née Ward) faced a dilemma: She could continue to satisfy her curiosity through basic research or adopt an industry…

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  • Education, Research

Dulac Receives Award from Society for Neuroscience

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has named MCB faculty Catherine Dulac as a recipient of the 2019 Ralph W. Gerard Prize. The prize honors lifetime achievement in neuroscience…

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  • Education

Japan Summer Science Undergraduate Research Program (JSSURP) Expands to New Sites and Disciplines

Years ago, a Harvard undergraduate named Takao Hensch decided to spend a year conducting research in Japan. But lining up a position overseas proved tricky. “I put it…

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  • Education

MCO Grad Student Elizabeth May Named as Aramont Fund Fellow!

MCO graduate student Elizabeth May (G4) of the Gaudet Lab has received a fellowship from the Aramont Fund for Emerging Science Research in support of a project called…

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  • Education, Research

For Signaling Receptors, Location Matters [Ramanathan Lab]

For embryos to develop properly, cells must communicate with one another over long ranges through diffusive chemical signals called morphogens. These signals act as instructive cues for the…

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  • Education, Research

Harvard Junior Fellow Kapil Ramachandran Receives Prestigious NIH Director’s Early Independence Award

The signal kept vanishing, but Kapil Ramachandran (@KVRamachandran5) kept searching for it. The then-graduate-student at Johns Hopkins was using tracing molecules called “radiolabels” to follow the life of…

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  • Education

MCO Alum Tessa Montague Chosen as 2019 Hanna Gray Fellow by HHMI!

MCO graduate program alum Tessa Montague (Ph.D, ‘18) has been selected as a recipient HHMI’s prestigious Hanna Gray Fellowship. The fellowship provides up to 1.4 million dollars in…

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  • Education

MCB Community Members Honored at Departmental Retreat

Each fall, Harvard MCB holds a departmental research retreat, where incoming students can meet faculty and learn about the department’s research offerings. At this year’s retreat, MCB community…

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  • Education

Four MCB Concentrators and Two CPB Concentrators Inducted into PBK Honor Society

The Harvard chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States, inducts approximately 96 graduating seniors each May. This…

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