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Jessica Leff (Neuro ‘24) Wins Dowling Thesis Prize for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research

Neuroscience concentrator Jessica Leff received the John E. Dowling Thesis Prize. Named for MCB professor John Dowling, the prize honors excellence in neuroscience research and undergraduate thesis writing.…

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Lichtman Lab Teams With Google to Map 150 Million Synapses in Human Brain Sample

Since 2018, the Lichtman Lab has been painstakingly mapping every cell and synapse in a tiny brain sample from a human patient. Although the sample represents only one…

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MCB Artists on Display at the Harvard Art Show

Every year, the Harvard Art Show highlights the creativity of Harvard University staff through local shows. This year, the work of four MCB scientists is included in these…

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Interested in Sharing your Love of Science with Others? Come to the BioBus Recruitment Event Tomorrow, May 2

You may have noticed  that the BioBus arrived this afternoon and is currently parked in the BioLabs’ courtyard. This is because tomorrow, May 2, from 10:00 a.m. to…

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“Zombie”-making Fungus Carries an Enormous Genome

MCB faculty Carolyn Elya has recently published a paper in eLife exploring the genome of the fly-infecting fungus Entomophthora muscae. The fungus is best known for turning its…

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Jeeyun Chung Named as a Winner of the Star-Friedman Challenge

MCB faculty Jeeyun Chung has been chosen as a recipient of the Star-Friedman Challenge Award for Promising Scientific Research. The university-wide competition awards funding to faculty who propose…

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MCB is 30! Come Celebrate with Us!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the merger of two legacy departments, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) and Cellular and Developmental Biology (CDB), to form the Department…

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