News from 2018

  • Research

Sharad Ramanathan Co-director of New Quantitative Biology Initiative

QUANTITATIVE BIOLOGY INITIATIVE website, Sharad Ramanathan faculty profile,  Ramanathan lab

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  • Research

Finding Sparse Patterns in High Dimensional Single Cell Gene Expression Data [Ramanathan Lab]

During development, multipotent cells make a series of cell fate decisions, eventually leading to the various distinct cell types in the body. With the advent of high-throughput measurement…

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  • Research

Early Germ Layer Differentiation Occurs Through a Series of Discrete Cell State Transitions [Ramanathan Lab]

During mammalian development, embryonic stem cells undergo cell-fate decisions to commit to one of three germ layer lineages: ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm. Although decades of research in developmental…

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Uncovering the Dynamics of Interneuron Production and Maturation [Ramanathan Lab]

Inhibitory interneurons are a diverse population with crucial roles in cortical and striatal information processing. These cells have been implicated in human neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism,…

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  • Education

Student Publishes Book on Systems Biology

James Valcourt, a third-year PhD student in Sharad Ramanathan’s lab, has written and published a book for the popular science market. Systematic: How Systems Biology Is Transforming Modern…

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  • Research

FINDING FORKS IN THE ROAD OF HUMAN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT [RAMANATHAN LAB]

Human brain cells begin their lives as pluripotent cells with the potential to develop into any cell type in the body. As those pluripotent stem cells differentiate and…

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FINDING CORTICAL PROGENITORS IN HIGHER VERTEBRATES [RAMANATHAN LAB]

The surface of the human brain has many folds (is gyrified), quite unlike the smooth surface of the mouse brain.  This gyrification correlates with the increase in size…

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  • Archive

SHARAD RAMANATHAN RECEIVES TENURE

The MCB department is pleased to announce the tenure of Sharad Ramanathan, Associate professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Applied Physics. Ramanathan embraces the physicist’s ideal…

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CONTROLLING THE MIND OF THE WORM [RAMANATHAN LAB]

(L to R) Askin Kocabas, Hannah Shen, and Sharad Ramanathan Can we understand the dynamics of the nervous system of any animal well enough to be able to…

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