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Fooling the Cell Twice: Dual Structural Mimicry for HIV Transcription [D’Souza Lab]

With Halloween right around the corner at the end of this month, those who choose to participate are given the opportunity to put on costumes and assume a…

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Fooling the Cell Twice: Dual Structural Mimicry for HIV Transcription [D’Souza Lab]

With Halloween right around the corner at the end of this month, those who choose to participate are given the opportunity to put on costumes and assume a…

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Five Postdocs Earn Fellowships to Study Neurobiology and Evolution

The educational backgrounds of Harvard MCB postdocs run the gamut from physician to data scientist to electrical engineer, each bringing a unique expertise to the community. This fall,…

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Staying on Track: A Look at How Ants Sense the World [Murthy Lab]

The world is a complicated place. In order to survive, an animal must detect and extract useful information from the environment to guide its behavior. Few animals do…

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Awards Ceremony at Departmental Retreat Honors MCB Faculty, Postdocs, and Grad Students

This year, MCB community members gathered at Nantucket Beach Resort in Hull, MA for the annual MCB Department retreat. Some arrived by bus, others by car or bike,…

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A Family Affair [Sanes Lab]

Each part of the mammalian brain holds a large number of neuronal types – at least a hundred and perhaps a thousand or more.  These cells connect up…

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A Nobel Incubator: How a Single Floor in a Single Building Fostered Extraordinary Scientific Talent

A striking phenomenon in the biomedical sciences is that great scientists sometimes arise in clusters at a particular time and place that fosters outstanding scientific achievement.  Certain institutions,…

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MCB Research Retreat This Weekend

Meet the First-year graduate students: Easun Arunachalam   Luolan Bai   Karen Bao   Julien Barrere   Rui Fang   Yuan Fang   Patrick Gainey   Shreyas Gopalakrishnan…

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Six Harvard Grad Students Selected As NSF Graduate Research Fellows

The National Science Foundation (NSF)’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides funding to promising graduate students. This fall, six MCO graduate students-- Easun Arunachalam, Karen Bao, Megan…

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Summer Interns Gain Research Experience and Forge Friendships Through SROH Program

This summer, Harvard’s MCO program hosted seven undergraduate researchers through the Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) internship program. The interns spent ten weeks performing experiments in Harvard…

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Reward and Threat: Two Axes of Dopamine Systems [Uchida Lab]

William James, the “father of American psychology”, was amused when he watched an alligator cautiously approach a human – only to quickly retreat. The alligator repeated this behavior…

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