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Inside Perspective by Courtney Whilden_ MCB 30th Birthday Party

Because of the myriad of scientific discoveries that have been made in the Biolabs building, I have always thought that our department, MCB, is over 100 years old.…

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Electron Microscopy Snapshots Reveal the Inner Workings of an Insect Fructose Receptor [Gaudet Lab]

Insects affect human lives both positively and negatively, therefore understanding how they interact with their surroundings can help us better manage their effects on our lives. Gustatory receptors…

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Alan Baez Vazquez

MCO graduate student Alan Baez Vazquez is investigating how immune cells called macrophages contribute to repair of damaged lung tissue in Ruth Franklin’s lab. Franklin is an Assistant…

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How a “Spot the Difference” Technique Illuminates the Wiggling of Proteins

It’s common to speak of “the structure of a protein,” but proteins are dynamic molecules that move and shapeshift.  A protein can be described as 1-dimensional polymer –…

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SROH 2023 Introduces Undergrads to Life as MCO Student

For 10 weeks over the summer, five undergraduate scientists from around the country were given the opportunity to live like a Harvard MCO graduate student as part of…

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Raising a Translation Factor: A Novel Co-chaperone Family Guides eEF1A to Maturity [Denic Lab]

All cells contain a network of molecular chaperones that help other proteins (often called “clients”) fold into functional three-dimensional conformations. Decades of research on chaperones has led to…

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Grad Student Spotlight: Dustin Tillman

MCO graduate student Dustin Tillman (G5) has received an F31 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS). The fellowship…

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Julien Barrere, Xiaomeng Han, Neha Karlupia, and Catherine Weiner Honored by Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

Four MCB community members—Julien Barrere, Xiaomeng Han, Neha Karlupia, and Catherine Weiner—have been honored with teaching certificates from the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Awarded to only…

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You Can’t Learn Too Much: How Brain Representations of Complex Odor Mixtures Evolve with Experience [Murthy Lab]

The piriform cortex in the mammalian brain is the largest cortical region that receives direct sensory input from the olfactory bulb as well as complex top-down inputs from…

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