News from 2019

  • Research

The Genetics of Schizophrenia [Schier Lab]

A recent study in Cell  (PDF) from the Schier lab defines candidate genes for schizophrenia and identifies shared roles for these genes. Schizophrenia is a devastating psychiatric disorder.…

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  • Research

Studies from Schier Lab Featured in Science “Breakthrough of the Year”

Research studies by Jeff Farrell, Yiqun Wang, Bushra Raj, and James Gagnon and their collaborators were featured as “Breakthrough of the Year 2018” by Science Magazine. They used…

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  • Announcement

MCO Student Places in Photomicrography Competition

Tessa Montague, a former MCO student who recently graduated from the Schier Lab, has won fifth place in the annual Nikon Small World Competition. The contest rewards entrants…

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  • Research

Branching Out: Reconstructing Embryonic Fate Decisions [Schier Lab]

What are the molecular trajectories that embryonic cells go through as they become specialized? In a study in Science (PDF) the Schier lab combines single-cell RNA-sequencing with a novel…

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  • Research

A Code for mRNA Decay [Schier Lab]

To make a change, we must replace old with new: plow the field to seed new plants, abandon old habits to adapt new ones, and erase the board…

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  • Announcement

MCB Professor Wins NIH Award

MCB professor Alex Schier is one of the 2017 winners of the Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His project, “DNA-Mediated Recording of Cellular…

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  • Education

MCB Student Helps Launch Genes Into Space

Genes in Space winner Alia Al Mansoori of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and her Harvard MCB mentor, Tessa Montague, have successfully launched their miniPCR genetics experiment into…

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  • Announcement

Alex Schier Named Site Director for an Exciting New Allen Discovery Center

Alex Schier named site director for an exciting new Allen Discovery Center for Lineage Tracing, announced the The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. The Center is funded at $10…

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