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Seven Postdocs Awarded Prestigious Fellowships to Further Their Research

Seven MCB postdocs have recently garnered fellowships that will enable research into the brain, behavior, and genetics. Two of the postdocs obtained fellowships from the NIH. Bushra Raj…

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Holiday Gift Drive and Bake Sale Benefit Rosie’s Place Women’s Shelter

For the second year in a row, items donated to the annual MCB gift drive went to Rosie’s Place, a women’s shelter in downtown Boston. This year’s drive,…

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Neuroscience Concentrator Olivia McGinnis (‘20) to Study Neuroscience as a Rhodes Scholar

Neuroscience concentrator Olivia McGinnis (‘20) is one of seven Harvard undergraduates chosen for the new class of Rhodes Scholars. Starting in fall of 2020, she will spend two…

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David R. Nelson Awarded Bohr Institute Medal of Honor for his Work in Physics and Biology

MCB and Physics faculty member David R. Nelson has been named as the 2019 recipient of the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honor. The award, established by the…

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A Small but Important Difference [Sanes Lab]

Neurons come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes, with the structure of each type underlying its specific functions. A major preoccupation of developmental biologists is to…

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Foresight in Fish: Physical Intelligence during 3D Prey Capture [Engert Lab]

Babies possess the ability to predict what will happen in their environment based on intuition about gravity, motion, and mass of objects. This has lead to the idea…

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Larval Zebrafish As a Model for Perceptual Decision-making [Engert lab]

During perceptual decision-making, animals need to accumulate sensory evidence over time, but the underlying neural processes remain poorly understood. Here we combine behavioral experiments and whole-brain imaging in…

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