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Computing the Evolution of Specificity in Dynamic Protein Interfaces [Gaudet Lab]

As our brain develops, neurons need to connect to each other through synapses. We study a family of proteins called clustered protocadherins that help ensure that only proper…

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Computing the Evolution of Specificity in Dynamic Protein Interfaces [Gaudet Lab]

As our brain develops, neurons need to connect to each other through synapses. We study a family of proteins called clustered protocadherins that help ensure that only proper…

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José Velilla of the Gaudet Lab Receives HHMI Gilliam Fellowship [Gaudet Lab]

Chemical biology grad student José Velilla [G4] of the Gaudet Lab has been named as a recipient of HHMI’s Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. The Gilliam Fellowship supports…

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Comparative Computation Across Biological and Artificial Neural Networks [Engert- and Schier Labs]

In a recent paper in Neuron (PDF) the Engert and Schier labs uncover striking similarities in stimulus representation and computation across biological and artificial neural networks performing temperature…

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Pain in the (Fish) Brain [Engert-, Kunes-, and Schier Labs]

When we think of the neurons that control pain-induced behavior, what usually comes to mind are the simple peripheral and spinal reflex circuits described in medical textbooks. This…

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American Society of Mammalogists Awards Highest Honor to Hopi Hoekstra

MCB and OEB joint faculty Hopi Hoekstra has received the 2019 C. Hart Merriam Award from the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM). The award—established in 1974 and named…

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MCB Professor Wins grant to Map the Eye

Joshua Sanes, the Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Paul J. Finnegan Family Director for Harvard’s Center for Brain Science, will head a…

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Gut Microbes Eat our Medication

The first time Vayu Maini Rekdal manipulated microbes, he made a decent sourdough bread. At the time, young Maini Rekdal, and most people who head to the kitchen,…

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Nick Bellono Awarded Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship!

MCB faculty Nick Bellono has been named as a Klingenstein-Simons Fellow in Neuroscience. The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship, sponsored by the Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons…

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Catherine Dulac Elected to American Philosophical Society

MCB faculty Catherine Dulac has been elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS), one of the most venerated scholarly organizations in the United States. The APS is a…

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Remodeling Flagellar Motors [Berg Lab]

Most bacteria swim through fluids by rotating helical flagella, driven at their base by a macromolecular rotary motor. The motor drives the flagellum against the viscous resistance of…

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