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TWO MCB GRADUATE STUDENTS RECEIVE HHMI AND NIH FELLOWSHIPS

Patrick Stoddard (l) and Mariela Petkova Congratulations are in order for MCB graduate students Mariela Petkova from the Engert Lab and Patrick Stoddard from the Murray Lab. Each…

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Catherine Dulac on Gender-specific Rage

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WILLIAM M. GELBART SEPTEMBER 11, 1945 – AUGUST 11, 2015

William M. Gelbart was a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, a fly researcher extraordinaire, a prime mover of FlyBase, an early advisor to the Human Genome Project…

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ESTABLISHING CELL FATE WITH A POLE-VAULTING PHOSPHATASE [LOSICK LAB]

Niels Bradshaw (l) and Rich Losick An important question in biology is how genetically identical cells activate different sets of genes. This is particularly perplexing for cells that…

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A NEURONAL BAR CODE IN 3D [GAUDET LAB]

John M. Nicoludis (l) and Rachelle Gaudet As the brain develops, neurons play a complicated game of Twister: they have to keep their neuronal processes from getting tangled…

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BACK FROM BANGALORE: SUMMER RESEARCH IN INDIA LEAVES UNDERGRADS HUNGRY FOR MORE

(l to r) Shivangi Parmar '17, Shunn Theingi '18, Ryan Draft '10 PhD, Eleni Apostolatos '18, Jeshurun Gnanasegaram '17 Unforgettable international escapades ranked second to hands-on lab experience…

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THINK GLOBALLY, RESEARCH INTERNATIONALLY: UNDERGRADUATE SCIENTISTS STUDY ABROAD IN JAPAN

"It all started from my own experience,” says MCB professor Takao Hensch of his thriving study abroad programs in Japan. When he graduated from Harvard College, he resolved…

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MCB MEMBERS HONORED AT DEPARTMENT RETREAT

The annual MCB awards were presented on September 11 and 12 to eight MCB researchers who have demonstrated excellence in various fields.   Bjorkman-Strominger-Wiley Prize for Collaboration (l…

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PROFESSOR LUCY SHAPIRO WILL DELIVER THE 2016 PAUL DOTY LECTURE ON OCT 1ST, 2015

The Doty Lecture is presented annually to celebrate the scientific and public policy achievements of Professor Paul Doty, founder of both the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (currently, Molecular…

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