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MCB Research Retreat Awards Celebrate Community Members’ Accomplishments

The annual MCB Research Retreat includes an award ceremony, celebrating people across the department. This year marked the inaugural instantiation of the MCB Mentorship Award, which went to…

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MCB Research Retreat Awards Celebrate Community Members’ Accomplishments

The annual MCB Research Retreat includes an award ceremony, celebrating people across the department. This year marked the inaugural instantiation of the MCB Mentorship Award, which went to…

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Faculty Spotlight: Ryan Nett

Plant biochemist Ryan Nett has joined MCB as an Assistant Professor. His lab will investigate how plants build small molecules, including compounds with medicinal potential. He is also…

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Approach, Engage, or Avoid? How Mice React to Strange Objects [Uchida Lab]

In their everyday lives, animals face unusual scents and unfamiliar objects that pose difficult problems, such as: should the animal approach, avoid, or ignore strange stimuli? Choosing appropriately…

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MCB Community Heads to Beach for Annual Research Retreat (September 16-17)

The 2022 MCB Research retreat will begin today. MCB community members are heading to the beach town of North Falmouth, Massachusetts. Activities will include poster sessions, research presentations,…

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Join Us for the Life Sciences Community Shindig This Friday!

Harvard’s life sciences departments—’MCB, CCB, HSCRB, HEB, and OEB—are kicking off the semester with the first-ever Life Sciences Shindig in front of the BioLabs on Friday, September 9.…

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Maya Woolfolk Receives Gilliam Fellowship [Hoekstra Lab]

Maya Woolfolk, a PhD candidate in the lab of Hopi Hoekstra, has been awarded the 2022 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The…

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Hopi Hoekstra is a 2022 Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Awardee

Professor Hopi Hoekstra has been named to the Explorers Club as a recipient of the 2022 Lowell Thomas Award, which this year honors professionals who display excellence in…

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Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Kicks Off New Semester with Engert Lab Open House

The MCB Community Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) is leading off the new semester with an Engert Lab Open House on Friday, September 2 at…

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How to Make Injured Neurons Survive [Sanes Lab]

It is old news that damage to our brain or spinal cord is generally irreversible, leading to a gloomy prognosis for neurodegenerative disease or traumatic injury.  More than…

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