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Murthy Lab Investigates the Formation of “Smell Memories”

Good or bad experiences associated with smells are thought to become strongly ingrained in memory, even more so than memories associated with sights, sounds, and other senses. Where…

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Postdoc Spotlight: Jennifer Chen (Hoekstra and Eddy Labs)

Postdoc Jennifer Chen is exploring the evolution of innate behaviors in closely related species of deer mice. She conducts research jointly in the Hoekstra Lab, which specializes in…

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Professor Joshua Sanes Receives Honorary Degree from Hebrew University

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in recognition of his contributions to neuroscience. Sanes currently serves as Co-Director of the Harvard Brain Sciences Initiative. At the ceremony on June…

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How the Brain Makes Us Feel Sick [Dulac Lab]

When humans have an infection, like a cold or the flu, they are fatigued and achy, have a reduced appetite and elevated body temperature (aka a fever). Remarkably…

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MCB Visiting Professor Haim Sompolinsky Awarded 2022 Gruber Neuroscience Prize

MCB Visiting Professor Haim Sompolinsky, who also runs a lab at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been named as a recipient of the 2022 Gruber Neuroscience Prize. Established…

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Community Task Force (CTF) on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging to Host Open House Today

MCB’s Community Task Force (CTF) on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging will host an open house at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 19 on Zoom. Delegates from the CTF…

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Scents of Belonging: An Olfactory-oxytocin Pathway for the Social Regulation of Appetite and Avoidance [Engert- and Kunes Labs]

In a project jointly led by the Kunes and Engert laboratories, co-first authors Caroline Wee, Erin Song, and Maxim Nikitchenko used the larval zebrafish to take a deep…

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