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The Brightest are Not Always the Best: A Guide to Selecting Fluorescent Proteins [Cluzel Lab]

When selecting fluorescent proteins (FPs), it is standard practice to select FPs with the highest in vitro brightness. However, it is well-known that in vitro brightness does not…

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MCO Student Featured in Nature Magazine

Vayu Maini Rekdal, a third-year MCO student  in the Balskus lab, is featured in  PDF

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Former MCO Student Elected to Latino 30 Under 30

Mohammed Mostajo-Radji, a former MCO graduate student from Paola Arlotta’s lab, has been named one of El Mundo Boston’s 2017 Latino 30 under 30. These individuals are chosen…

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Scaffolding didn't stop them. The first-year graduate students continued with the tradition to decorate the rhinos that are located outside the BioLabs.  

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  • Research

The Brain Representation of Social Information [Dulac and Murthy Labs]

Behaviors such as mating, territorial defense, parenting or predator avoidance, despite being instinctive, are modulated by social experience. Because instinctive behaviors can be elicited without any previous social…

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  • Education, Research

Postdoc Profile: Fatma Zehra Yildiz [D’Souza Lab]

Anyone lucky enough to be invited over for lunch with postdoctoral fellow Fatma Zehra Yildiz of Victoria D’Souza’s lab should accept immediately. Whoever does will be treated to…

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Neuron: Watching Newborn Neurons Grow Up in the Adult Brain [Murthy Lab]

Sensory systems must be adaptive to allow animals to cope with changing environments. For hundreds of years, neuroscientists thought that neural plasticity came from changes in the connections…

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Controlling Organellar Excess: Msp1 Eliminates Undesired Membrane Proteins from Mitochondria and Peroxisomes [Denic Lab]

The phrase “finding a needle in a haystack” refers to the difficulty of locating a specific target among a large number of very similar objects. Living cells face…

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MCB Professor Wins NIH Award

MCB professor Alex Schier is one of the 2017 winners of the Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His project, “DNA-Mediated Recording of Cellular…

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