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Paint Colors on a Connectomic Map [Lichtman Lab]

[caption]Tao Fang (l) and Hidde Ploegh[/caption] Brain is arguably the most complicated biological tissue. Many different cell types are intertwined and interconnected. Moreover the number of different cell…

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Paint Colors on a Connectomic Map [Lichtman Lab]

[caption]Tao Fang (l) and Hidde Ploegh[/caption] Brain is arguably the most complicated biological tissue. Many different cell types are intertwined and interconnected. Moreover the number of different cell…

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Functional Brain Cartography at Cellular Resolution [Dulac Lab]

A major goal of the abstract expressionist painters was to represent, convey and evoke emotion by reducing the use of color and gesture to their most basic forms.…

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One Million and One Neurons: A Collection of Fish Tales [Engert Lab]

 Witnessing in real-time firing patterns of all the neurons in the brain sounds like sci-fi, but this has already been achieved in research labs in recent years. The…

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John Dowling: A Life in Vision

John E. Dowling, the Gordon and Llura Gund Research Professor of Neurosciences at Harvard’s Molecular and Cellular Biology department has enjoyed a full and satisfying career. He is…

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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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