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A NEURAL CODE BASED ON SPIKE TIMING IN THE RETINA

Co-authors (L to R): Tim Gollisch and Markus Meister The process of vision begins in the retina. This neuronal network at the back of the eyeball receives incident…

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WHAT’S “UP” WITH MOUSE VISION?

Co-authors (L to R) Yifeng Zhang, Markus Meister, Joshua R. Sanes, In-Jung Kim, and Masahito Yamagata, A mouse is small, close to the ground. Hawks and cats may…

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ANDRES LESCHZINER: LOOKING AT FLEXIBILITY OF MACROMOLECULES

Andres Leschziner What type of research might appeal to a young scientist whose interests span the elegance of chemistry and the excitement of biology? For Andres Leschziner, structural…

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DULAC LAB: SMALL RNAS AND THE SENSE OF SMELL

Modern genetics textbooks highlight the concept of the ‘central dogma’ which states that DNA is transcribed into messenger RNA (mRNA) and that mRNA is subsequently translated into proteins. …

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JERUZALMI AND VERDINE LABS: STRUCTURE OF A FIRST RESPONDER TO CHEMICAL ATTACKS ON DNA

Co-authors (L to R) David Jeruzalmi, Danaya Pakotiprapha, and Gregory L. Verdine Genomic DNA is under constant attack by various damaging agents, both endogenous such as reactive oxygen…

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NICOLE FRANCIS NEW SCHOLAR AWARDEE IN AGING

Nicole Francis Harvard Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology Nicole Francis was recently announced as a New Scholar Awardee in Aging by The Ellison Medical Foundation.  Francis’…

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VENKATESH MURTHY TAKES THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

Venkatesh Murthy Looking back on his career, Venkatesh (Venki) Murthy sees no direct path or single-minded passion. “I find there’s joy on the side roads,” explains the newly…

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