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  • Education, Research

A Small but Important Difference [Sanes Lab]

Neurons come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes, with the structure of each type underlying its specific functions. A major preoccupation of developmental biologists is to…

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  • Education, Research

A Small but Important Difference [Sanes Lab]

Neurons come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes, with the structure of each type underlying its specific functions. A major preoccupation of developmental biologists is to…

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  • Education, Research

Foresight in Fish: Physical Intelligence during 3D Prey Capture [Engert Lab]

Babies possess the ability to predict what will happen in their environment based on intuition about gravity, motion, and mass of objects. This has lead to the idea…

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  • Education, Research

Larval Zebrafish As a Model for Perceptual Decision-making [Engert lab]

During perceptual decision-making, animals need to accumulate sensory evidence over time, but the underlying neural processes remain poorly understood. Here we combine behavioral experiments and whole-brain imaging in…

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  • Education, Research

Weathering the Storm of Axonal Injury [Sanes Lab]

Injury to the central nervous system (brain or spinal cord) usually leads to irreversible loss of function. This is because many injured neurons die and few if any…

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  • Education, Research

A Closer Look at Neuronal Rewiring in Brain Development [Lichtman Lab]

In many vertebrates, neural circuits undergo substantial reorganization in early postnatal life. This reorganization strengthens some neuron-to-neuron connections, while other neuronal connections are weakened by synapse elimination. It…

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  • Research

The Beginning of the End for Ricin Starts at the Tail [Denic Lab]

In the late 1970’s, the KGB inducted ricin into the “cloak and dagger” hall-of-fame by turning a more or less innocuous umbrella tip into their assassin’s weapon of…

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  • 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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  • Announcement

Harmit Malik to Give 2019 Prather Lectures, November 12, 13, 14

Harmit Malik faculty profile, Malik lab

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  • Announcement

2019 MCB Holiday Gift Drive and Harvest Bake Sale (November 25) to Benefit Rosie’s Place!

For the second year in a row, donations to MCB’s annual holiday gift drive will go to Rosie’s Place, the oldest women’s shelter in the U.S. Rosie’s Place…

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  • Research

Joshua Sanes Receives Cowan Award for Research on Neural Development

MCB faculty Joshua Sanes is the 2019 recipient of the W. Maxwell Cowan Award for achievement in the study of neural development. The biennial award was established in…

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