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Samuel, Zhen, and Venkatachalam Labs Observe C. elegans Brain in Action

Small transparent animals like zebrafish and C. elegans have long been heralded for their accessibility to optical methods to manipulate and monitor neuronal function. A major shift in…

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Samuel, Zhen, and Venkatachalam Labs Observe C. elegans Brain in Action

Small transparent animals like zebrafish and C. elegans have long been heralded for their accessibility to optical methods to manipulate and monitor neuronal function. A major shift in…

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Thank You to Community Task Force (CTF) on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

In 2020, the MCB Department established a Community Task Force (CTF) on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. CTF members—including students, faculty, postdocs, and staff from a wide variety of…

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After 40 Years the Rhino League is Finally Featured in the Harvard Gazette

The final two teams in this year's Rhino League:

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The Dark Side of Parenting: Neural Circuits Governing Infanticide [Dulac Lab]

A major goal of modern neuroscience is uncovering the circuit mechanisms that control naturalistic behaviors, including foraging, nesting, and social behaviors such as mating, aggression, and parenting.  These…

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Postdoc Andres Florez of the Garner Lab Publishes a Book on Ferroptosis

Postdoc Andres Florez Amaya (Garner Lab) and his colleague Hamed Alborzinia of the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine, recently edited and published a book…

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SROH (Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard) Offers Glimpse Into Graduate School Experience

On July 28 and 29, students, faculty, and staff convened on Zoom to hear students from both OEB’s E3 (Evolution, Ecology, and Environment) program and MCO’s Summer Research…

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Grad Student Spotlight: Carlos Rivera-López

MCO graduate student Carlos Rivera-López (G2, Srivastava Lab) recently joined the Srivastava Lab, where he will study stem cells that enable regeneration in an aquatic worm called Hofstenia…

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Guido Guidotti 11.03.1933 – 04.05.2021

I mourn the loss of our friend and colleague Guido Guidotti. His intelligence, generosity, and sly wit always made such an impression on me; he always seemed to…

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Zhen, Samuel, and Lichtman Labs Generate Complete Synaptic Census of the C.elegans Brain As It Grows and Rewires Itself

At the cellular level, the layout of the nervous system in any given C. elegans specimen is much the same as any other: Every adult C. elegans has…

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Gabby Thomas (Neuro ‘19) Earns Bronze in Olympic 200-m Sprint

Harvard alum Gabby Thomas (Neuro ‘19) ran for Team USA in the Olympic Women’s 200-meter dash. In the final on Tuesday, Thomas finished third with an impressive time…

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