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Matthew Meselson Receives 2019 Future of Life Award

The Future of Life Institute has named MCB faculty Matthew Meselson as the recipient of the 2019 Future of Life Award in recognition of his work on bioweapons…

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Bridget Keegan Will Spend Year Abroad as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant

MCB concentrator Bridget Keegan (‘19) has been chosen as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA). The award will support nine months of teaching and volunteering in Galicia, Spain.…

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16th Annual Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) Symposium Explores the Richest Biological Reservoir on Earth: The Microbial World

Microbes (including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protists) are ubiquitous on earth and affect every part of our lives.  Yet they are mostly invisible, and the vast majority of…

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Nick Bellono Selected as 2019 Searle Scholar

Since 1980, the prestigious Searle Scholars Program has funded early-career scientists who show exceptional promise. MCB faculty Nick Bellono has been selected as one of this year’s 15…

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EPB to Hold Annual Symposium, Saturday, April 6

On Saturday, April 6, the annual Engineering and Physical Biology (EPB) Symposium will be held in Room B101 of the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St. Speakers from constituent…

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  • Research

The Genetics of Schizophrenia [Schier Lab]

A recent study in Cell  (PDF) from the Schier lab defines candidate genes for schizophrenia and identifies shared roles for these genes. Schizophrenia is a devastating psychiatric disorder.…

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Ketamine Response Cycles in Females [Hensch Lab]

Ketamine for clinical use is clouded in controversy. Hallucinogenic party drug (“Special K”) and well-known anesthetic, it is increasingly touted as a panacea at low-doses for unresponsive depression…

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Fanuel Muindi Honored with FAS Dean’s Distinction Award

The FAS Dean’s Distinction Award showcases the exceptional contributions of staff members from departments across Harvard FAS. Specifically, the Dean’s Distinction recognizes staff who promote inclusion, organize events,…

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On March 14, Helen Hobbs Presents 2019 Bloch Lecture

Following in the footsteps of our esteemed former colleague, Konrad Bloch, UT Southwestern Professor and HHMI Investigator Helen Hobbs investigates the genetic determinants of cholesterol levels  and cardiovascular…

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Nick Bellono Chosen As 2019 Sloan Research Fellow

MCB professor Nicholas Bellono has been chosen as a 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. Each year, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards $70,000 to 126…

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