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Going Back to a Greener Lab [Murthy Lab]

Another day in the lab, another trashcan full of disposable plastic. Especially on days when experiments don’t work, this hidden cost of doing scientific research becomes particularly frustrating.…

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Edward Kim (CPB ‘21), William Ho (CPB ‘21), and Evelyn Wong (Neuro ‘21) Selected to Join Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Even though Harvard’s undergraduates are currently studying from home, the Harvard chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) is continuing its spring tradition of inducting students who…

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Sean Eddy to Become New MCB Department Chair

Professor Sean Eddy has been named as the next MCB Department Chair. He will succeed current MCB Department Chair Venkatesh Murthy, when Murthy's three year term concludes on…

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Andrew Murray, The Easy Way is Hard Enuff

As a graduate student, more than thirty years ago, I enjoyed doing experiments so much that I would go into lab on Sunday mornings secure in the knowledge…

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Creating Community Immunity: Wong and Harvard, MIT Peers Launch Virtual Mentoring Platform to Support K-12 Students across the U.S.

When COVID-19 closed Harvard's campus and sent Junior Neuroscience and Romance Languages & Literature Concentrator Evelyn Wong back to her hometown in East Los Angeles, she thought of…

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Will Allen is Tracking Data on COVID-19’s Spread from Home

Harvard Junior Fellow William Allen is using his skill of handling large data sets to tackle the coronavirus pandemic as a collaborator on the How We Feel (HWF)…

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We would like to thank the whole MCO/MCB communities for their support and engagement during these uncertain times. We continue to work hard to provide timely information on…

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Learning Quickly about What is Rewarding [Murthy Lab]

There is widespread interest in many forms of learning among neuroscientists, as well as the artificial intelligence community. In particular, one type of learning, known as reinforcement learning,…

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Ray Erikson 01.24.1936 – 03.30.2020

Raymond L. Erikson was born on a Wisconsin dairy farm in 1936 and grew up near the village of Eagle that had been settled by his father and…

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