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Rats Take Their Time When Learning and Earn More Rewards Overall, Study Finds

A recently published paper, authored by alumni of the Cox Lab and the MCO program, suggests that slow initial decision making can lead to reaping big rewards through…

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Postdoc Spotlight: Adnan Syed

Postdoc Adnan Syed of the Losick Lab is community-oriented in his approach to academic life, as well as in his research on bacterial biofilms. He is a founding member…

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A Signature Brain Wave That Signals Windows of Brain Plasticity [Hensch Lab]

Researchers from the Hensch Lab—led by MCB faculty Takao Hensch, Curriculum and Pedagogy Manager Kathleen Quast (Ph.D. ‘13), and then graduate student Rebecca Reh (Ph.D. ‘15)—have identified biomarkers…

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New MCB Professor Promotes Curiosity and Confidence

Jeeyun Chung has been named Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Her lab will study how cells organize and utilize lipids for cellular functions and why their…

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Learning to Grow “Neural Tubes” In Vitro Yields Insights Into Human Embryonic Development [Ramanathan Lab]

Researchers in the Ramanathan Lab asked how the human embryo – and in particular an embryonic tissue called the neural tube, which gives rise to the spinal cord…

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Directed Morphogenesis of Early Human Spinal Cord and Locomotor System [Ramanathan Lab]

A study from the Ramanathan Lab, helmed by graduate student Yusuf Ilker Yaman, has shed light on how developing human embryos take shape. The paper appears in the…

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Nicholas Bellono, Who Studies Sensory Biology and Cell Physiology within MCB, has been Promoted to Associate Professor

“Any recognition I receive is a reflection of the great people I get to work with in my lab, our amazing collaborators, fantastic departmental staff, and my supportive…

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Denic Lab Discovers an Ancient and Essential Translation Factor Chaperone

Billions of years ago, the first eukaryotic common ancestor split from its archaeal lineage with a distinct set of genes, the majority of which many of us (eukaryotes)…

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New Course Taught by Sam Kunes and Michele Markstein

We are pleased to introduce a new cell biology course, MCB 66 Pathological Cell Biology, to the curriculum of the MCB Concentration this Spring. MCB 66 will explore…

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