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How to Make Injured Neurons Survive [Sanes Lab]

It is old news that damage to our brain or spinal cord is generally irreversible, leading to a gloomy prognosis for neurodegenerative disease or traumatic injury.  More than…

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Extavour Lab’s Cricket Embryo Research Highlighted in New York Times

The New York Times recently featured a research collaboration led by MCB and OEB faculty Cassandra Extavour in an article titled “The Mysterious Dance of the Cricket Embryos.”…

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SROH Gives Undergrads a Taste of an MCO PhD

Undergrads from around the country just wrapped up their taste of what life is like as an MCO PhD candidate, thanks to the 10-week Summer Research Opportunities at…

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Welcome to New Faculty Ryan Nett and Jeeyun Chung

Two new faculty, Ryan Nett and Jeeyun Chung, will join the MCB department as Assistant Professors in the coming year. “We're thrilled that Jeeyun Chung and Ryan Nett…

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Hoekstra Lab Identifies Chromosomal Inversion That Helps Deer Mice Adapt to their Environment

Forest-dwelling deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) can be distinguished from their prairie-roaming counterparts by their longer tails and their darker coat color, which helps them blend into a woodland…

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Uchida Lab Connects Machine Learning Theory to Biological Brains

In our new study published in Nature Neuroscience, we found evidence that rodent brains use a specific form of learning called temporal difference (TD) learning. TD learning has…

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Murthy Lab Investigates the Formation of “Smell Memories”

Good or bad experiences associated with smells are thought to become strongly ingrained in memory, even more so than memories associated with sights, sounds, and other senses. Where…

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Postdoc Spotlight: Jennifer Chen (Hoekstra and Eddy Labs)

Postdoc Jennifer Chen is exploring the evolution of innate behaviors in closely related species of deer mice. She conducts research jointly in the Hoekstra Lab, which specializes in…

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Professor Joshua Sanes Receives Honorary Degree from Hebrew University

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in recognition of his contributions to neuroscience. Sanes currently serves as Co-Director of the Harvard Brain Sciences Initiative. At the ceremony on June…

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