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A Small but Important Difference [Sanes Lab]

Neurons come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes, with the structure of each type underlying its specific functions. A major preoccupation of developmental biologists is to…

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  • Education, Research

A Small but Important Difference [Sanes Lab]

Neurons come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes, with the structure of each type underlying its specific functions. A major preoccupation of developmental biologists is to…

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  • Education, Research

Foresight in Fish: Physical Intelligence during 3D Prey Capture [Engert Lab]

Babies possess the ability to predict what will happen in their environment based on intuition about gravity, motion, and mass of objects. This has lead to the idea…

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  • Education, Research

Larval Zebrafish As a Model for Perceptual Decision-making [Engert lab]

During perceptual decision-making, animals need to accumulate sensory evidence over time, but the underlying neural processes remain poorly understood. Here we combine behavioral experiments and whole-brain imaging in…

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  • Education, Research

Weathering the Storm of Axonal Injury [Sanes Lab]

Injury to the central nervous system (brain or spinal cord) usually leads to irreversible loss of function. This is because many injured neurons die and few if any…

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A Closer Look at Neuronal Rewiring in Brain Development [Lichtman Lab]

In many vertebrates, neural circuits undergo substantial reorganization in early postnatal life. This reorganization strengthens some neuron-to-neuron connections, while other neuronal connections are weakened by synapse elimination. It…

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The Beginning of the End for Ricin Starts at the Tail [Denic Lab]

In the late 1970’s, the KGB inducted ricin into the “cloak and dagger” hall-of-fame by turning a more or less innocuous umbrella tip into their assassin’s weapon of…

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New MCB Professor Amanda Whipple Launches RNA Biology Lab

Toward the end of her Ph.D. training, Amanda Whipple (née Ward) faced a dilemma: She could continue to satisfy her curiosity through basic research or adopt an industry…

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Joshua Sanes Receives Cowan Award for Research on Neural Development

MCB faculty Joshua Sanes is the 2019 recipient of the W. Maxwell Cowan Award for achievement in the study of neural development. The biennial award was established in…

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Nick Bellono Receives the New York Stem Cell Foundation’s Robertson Award

  The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) has named MCB faculty Nicholas Bellono as a recipient of the 2019 Robertson Investigator Award. The award provides five years…

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Dulac Receives Award from Society for Neuroscience

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has named MCB faculty Catherine Dulac as a recipient of the 2019 Ralph W. Gerard Prize. The prize honors lifetime achievement in neuroscience…

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