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Who is Watching the Watchman on Yeast Peroxisome? [Denic Lab]

In a new paper published in eLife, my colleagues in the Denic Lab and I investigated how budding yeast (S. cerevisiae) breaks down damaged peroxisome organelles through a…

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Star-Friedman Challenge Funds Project Led by MCB Professor Max Prigozhin

MCB Faculty Maxim Prigozhin has been awarded funding through the Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research. Each year, the Star-Friedman Challenge invites Harvard faculty to propose interdisciplinary research…

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Staff Spotlight: Clark Magnan, Biology Teaching Labs Manager

Life sciences lab courses require far more than textbooks and paper. Prepwork for a lab course may include ordering reagents or components, mixing solutions, arranging or assembling lab…

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Postdocs Kevin Dalton, Xiaotang Lu, and Sara Pintos dos Santos Matias Receive Research Fellowships

Three postdocs from MCB labs have been awarded fellowships that will support ambitious research projects. Kevin M. Dalton of the Hekstra Lab has received a Career Award at…

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Kleckner Lab Investigates the Mechanism of Sister Chromatid Separation: How Bridges Between Sisters Ensure Smooth Separation

Researchers from the Kleckner Lab, in collaboration with researchers at CNRS in France and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have found evidence that microscopic “inter-axis bridges,” which form…

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How to Help Ukraine: Links & Resources

The MCB community, along with the rest of the world, has been watching attacks on Ukraine escalate. The events have left many people shaken and unsure how to…

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Staff Spotlight: Ronnie Mugimu

MCB Associate Director of Finance and Research Administration Ronnie Mugimu leads a team of administrators who oversee spending and assist faculty with administering grants and funds. The group…

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How the Flagellar Motor Signals a Surface Encounter [Berg Lab]

Last week, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) (PDF) posted a paper co-authored by the late MCB professor Howard Berg and myself, a research associate in…

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Neuro Concentrators Nidhi Patel (‘22) and Marissa Sumathipala (‘22) Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Nidhi Patel (Government and Neuro ‘22) and Marissa Sumathipala (Neuro with Secondary in Chemistry ‘22) have been awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarships that will support their postgraduate studies…

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