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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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Science in the News Brings New Research to Broad Audiences

Science in the News (SITN) is an initiative created to build a communication bridge between science-trainees and a curious public, offering everything from blog posts and graphics to…

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Garner Lab Discovers How Bacteria Control the Number of Protein Machines Building Their Cell Wall

Experiments by the Garner Lab have yielded insights into how bacteria control their rate of growth of their external cell wall in response to the nutrients they are…

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Rats Take Their Time When Learning and Earn More Rewards Overall, Study Finds

A recently published paper, authored by alumni of the Cox Lab and the MCO program, suggests that slow initial decision making can lead to reaping big rewards through…

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Denic Lab Discovers an Ancient and Essential Translation Factor Chaperone

Billions of years ago, the first eukaryotic common ancestor split from its archaeal lineage with a distinct set of genes, the majority of which many of us (eukaryotes)…

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MCO Graduate Student Spotlight: Anastasia Repouliou (Extavour Lab)

Anastasia Repouliou of the Extavour Lab has wanted to be a scientist since the age of 10, when she set her sights on becoming an astrophysicist. “Nobody knows…

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Building Bridges Home: MCO PhD Candidate Creates Puerto Rico-focused STEM Outreach Program

Alexa Pérez-Torres, a doctoral candidate in MCO, has started a STEM outreach program to better prepare students in her home of Puerto Rico for the rigors of graduate…

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