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Postdoc Joseph Zak (Murthy Lab) Receives Polak Young Investigator Award

Postdoc Joseph Zak of the Murthy Lab has been chosen by leaders of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) as a recipient of this year’s Polak Young Investigator…

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Venki Murthy Shares the Science of Smell Via Podcast Interviews

MCB faculty Venkatesh Murthy has been appearing on the podcast and interview radio circuit, discussing the neuroscience of smell. More people are listening to podcasts than ever before,…

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MCO Graduate Program Alum Spotlight: Jenelle Wallace

MCO Graduate Program alum Jenelle  Wallace (Ph.D. ‘20) of the Murthy Lab and Beth Stevens’ lab at Boston Children’s Hospital didn’t expect her thesis defense to take place…

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Venkatesh Murthy to Become New Director of Center for Brain Science

MCB faculty Venkatesh Murthy will succeed Joshua Sanes as Director of the Center for Brain Science, a collaborative effort that brings together neuroscience researchers from across FAS. Murthy…

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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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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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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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Microglia Help New Neurons Make the Right Connections [Murthy Lab]

Historically, it was thought that the brain lacked an immune system because the blood-brain barrier prevents the entry of immune cells from the rest of the body. However,…

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Murthy and Dulac Appear in Panel Discussion about Science and History of Scent

Today, The Harvard Gazette featured a recent panel discussion about the science and cultural significance of scent. The panel included MCB faculty and Chair Venkatesh Murthy, along with…

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Grad Student Jenelle Wallace of the Murthy Lab Wins Bowdoin Prize for Essay Writing

Graduate student Jenelle Wallace (G7) of the Murthy Lab has been named as one of four recipients of the 2019-2020 Bowdoin Prize for Graduate Students, which honors original…

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