News from 2018

  • Research

For Want of a Template [Rich Losick and Jan Pero]

Rich came to Harvard from MIT in 1969 as a Junior Fellow, setting up shop on the third floor of the Biological Laboratories in space kindly provided by…

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  • Research

When Bacteria Get Stressed [Losick Lab]

All cells need to sense and respond to different stresses in their local environment in order to survive and grow, and bacteria are certainly no exception. The model…

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Phosphatases and Proteases are Distant Relatives [Losick and Gaudet Labs]

Diverse cellular and developmental processes are controlled by reversible phosphorylation – the process by which phosphates are added or removed from proteins. Reversible protein phosphorylation is widely used…

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ESTABLISHING CELL FATE WITH A POLE-VAULTING PHOSPHATASE [LOSICK LAB]

Niels Bradshaw (l) and Rich Losick An important question in biology is how genetically identical cells activate different sets of genes. This is particularly perplexing for cells that…

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BACTERIA REMEMBER THE PAST WHEN DECIDING ABOUT THE FUTURE [LOSICK LAB]

(l to r) Johan Paulsson, Nathan Lord, Rich Losick, and Thomas Norman Bacillus subtilis is a bacterium with many talents. Some cells devote themselves to exploration, abandoning their…

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RICHARD LOSICK RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS HORWITZ PRIZE

The Department of Molecular abd Cellular Biology's Richard Losick, PhD, is one of three recipients of Columbia University’s 2012 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for discoveries related to the…

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CHANGING THE CULTURE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AT RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES

Rich Losick Professors at large research universities have two important responsibilities: generating new knowledge and educating students. Sometimes these missions are seen as being in competition. Indeed, we…

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RICHARD LOSICK: GETTING FROM HHMI, GIVING BACK TO MR. HILL

With a renewed award from the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Professorship Program under his belt, MCB’s Richard Losick is as prominent a teacher of science as he…

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A SMALL MOLECULE TRIGGER FOR BIOFILM DISASSEMBLY

A three-way collaboration between the laboratories of Rich Losick in MCB and Roberto Kolter and Jon Clardy at Harvard Medical School has led to the discovery of a…

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