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Sir Adrian Bird Will Deliver the Paul Doty Lecture on April 25, 2019

Sir Adrian Bird of the University of Edinburgh will deliver the 2019 Paul Doty Lecture April 25 at 12:00 pm in Northwest Building, B103. The topic of the…

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Sir Adrian Bird Will Deliver the Paul Doty Lecture on April 25, 2019

Sir Adrian Bird of the University of Edinburgh will deliver the 2019 Paul Doty Lecture April 25 at 12:00 pm in Northwest Building, B103. The topic of the…

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Matthew Meselson Receives 2019 Future of Life Award

The Future of Life Institute has named MCB faculty Matthew Meselson as the recipient of the 2019 Future of Life Award in recognition of his work on bioweapons…

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Nick Bellono Selected as 2019 Searle Scholar

Since 1980, the prestigious Searle Scholars Program has funded early-career scientists who show exceptional promise. MCB faculty Nick Bellono has been selected as one of this year’s 15…

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The Genetics of Schizophrenia [Schier Lab]

A recent study in Cell  (PDF) from the Schier lab defines candidate genes for schizophrenia and identifies shared roles for these genes. Schizophrenia is a devastating psychiatric disorder.…

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Ketamine Response Cycles in Females [Hensch Lab]

Ketamine for clinical use is clouded in controversy. Hallucinogenic party drug (“Special K”) and well-known anesthetic, it is increasingly touted as a panacea at low-doses for unresponsive depression…

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Nick Bellono Chosen As 2019 Sloan Research Fellow

MCB professor Nicholas Bellono has been chosen as a 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. Each year, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards $70,000 to 126…

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One-punch Triggers of Genomic Chaos [Murray Lab]

We have discovered that cancer might arise faster than previously thought: by combining evolution of yeast cells and human cell culture experiments Miguel Coelho and Andrew Murray were…

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Open Sesame! Engineering a Transition Metal Transporter to Uncover its Substrate Pathways [Gaudet Lab]

Transport proteins embedded in the cellular membrane move chemical cargo into and out of cells, thus facilitating the acquisition of essential nutrients. Many transport proteins evolved from a…

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What We See with When We Look Straight Ahead [Sanes Lab]

As a particularly accessible part of the central nervous system, the mouse retina has emerged as a favorite model for analyzing the development, structure and function of neural…

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Finding a Neuron in a Haystack [Ramanathan Lab]

A fundamental question in neuroscience is how neural networks generate behavior. The first challenge in answering this question is to identify neurons and circuits controlling the behavior of…

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