Graduate MCO MCO Faculty

MCO Faculty

MCO Research Faculty

Ariel Amir

Biophysics of bacterial growth, structural coloration, theory of glasses

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Paola Arlotta

Developing approaches to aid neuronal regeneration in the context of neurodegenerative diseases of the cortical output circuitry; modulating neuronal function in psychiatric diseases affecting cortical microcircuitry

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Emily Balskus

Elucidation and study of biosynthetic pathways and enzymes as well as the development of synthetic methods that are compatible with microbial chemistry.

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Ben De Bivort

The molecular and neural circuit basis of behavioral individuality.

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Jason Buenrostro

Gene regulation, epigenetics and single-cell technologies

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Colleen Cavanaugh

Ecology and evolution of microbial symbioses.

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Philippe Cluzel

Real-time systems analysis of signal transduction and genetic networks at the single cell level

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Victoria D'Souza

Molecular mechanisms underlying viral genomic RNA – host interactions

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Vlad Denic

Mechanisms of membrane-associated cell biological processes.

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Michael Desai

Evolutionary dynamics, experimental evolution, population genetics

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Florian Engert

Synaptic plasticity: cellular mechanisms, development of functional networks and links to behaviour

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Cassandra Extavour

Evolution of molecular and developmental mechanisms controlling cell fate decisions

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Ethan Garner

High resolution dynamic and spatial studies of prokaryotic cellular organization

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Karine Gibbs

Molecular mechanisms of social behaviors, specifically self versus non-self recognition, in bacteria

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Peter Girguis

Microbial eco-systems biology; Microbial physiology; Marine biogeochemistry

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Takao Hensch

Experience-dependent brain development; critical periods

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Nancy Kleckner

Chromosomes: motion, mechanics, DNA dynamics and spatial patterning

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Elena Kramer

Evolution of floral developmental genetic pathways

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Sam Kunes

Development of the nervous system, synaptic plasticity, behavior and evolution

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Brian Liau

Development of chemical and molecular biology tools to allow new measurements and perturbations in biological systems; study mechanisms of gene regulation and dysregulation in cancer.

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Jeff Lichtman

Neuroscience Head Tutor Santiago Ramón y Cajal Professor of Arts and Sciences

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James Mallet

Study evolution, hybridization, and speciation - mainly in butterflies

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Vinothan N. Manoharan

Virus biophysics; imaging techniques for studying self-assembly

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Daniel Needleman

Quantitative studies of biological self-organization, and the architecture and dynamics of subcellular structures.

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David Nelson

Force-induced denaturation of DNA, sequence heterogeneity and the dynamics of motor proteins, population growth and mutation in disordered media

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Bence Olveczky

Neural mechanisms underlying motor sequence learning

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Mara Prentiss

Theoretical and experimental studies of self-assembly, DNA/chromosome structure, homology recognition, Roles for Mechanical Force Probes Using Single Molecules

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Pardis Sabeti

Evolutionary forces in humans and pathogens

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Matthew Shair

Small molecule probes and therapeutics controlling gene expression, epigenetics, and cell states

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Mansi Srivastava

Development, Regeneration, Evolutionary Biology

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Naoshige Uchida

Neurobiology of perception and decision making

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Christina Woo

Development and application of chemical proteomic methods to study the interactions of therapeutics, natural products, and metabolites within the cellular proteome

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Yun Zhang

Molecular and circuit mechanisms underlying behavior and plasticity

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Xiaowei Zhuang

Single-molecule and super-resolution studies of cellular processes

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MCO Advising Faculty

Richard Losick

Microbial development and gene regulation (not taking students)

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Matthew Meselson

Molecular genetics and evolution (not taking students)

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Joshua Sanes

Assembly and function of neural circuits in the visual system (currently not taking students)

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