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  • Dr. Craig B. Thompson (MSKCC), 2016 Fawcett Lecture Series

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  • Cell Biology faculty members Anders Näär, Tom Rapoport, and John Flanagan at the annual departmental retreat, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Postdoc Position

The Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School is seeking a highly motivated and skilled scientist to be part of the Harvard Initiative in Molecular Trafficking and Neurodegeneration.

The postdoctoral researcher will join a highly collaborative team of scientists who are building an integrative platform for understanding cell biological processes that are implicated in diseases. Specifically, we combine CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing with human pluripotent ...Read more >>

Recent Awards & Achievements

News - 04/27/2016 - 6:05pm

Yang Shi elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2016 Class
Yang Shi

We congratulate faculty member Yang Shi, one of four members of the Harvard Medical School community who are part of this year’s class of national and international leaders elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Founded in 1780, AAAS is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious ...Read more >>

Latest Research

News - 07/01/2016 - 4:28pm

Liberles Lab deconstructs gut-to-brain signals of the vagus nerve
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The vagus nerve is a key body-brain connection that monitors the respiratory, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Within the gastrointestinal tract, vagal sensory neurons detect a diversity of stimuli including nutrients, nausea-inducing toxins, and mechanical stretch of the stomach and intestine. In a recent publication in Cell, the ...Read more >>

News - 06/29/2016 - 11:51am

Gygi lab defines the ways in which genetic variants affect global protein abundance
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Harnessing natural genetic variants is a powerful tool for introducing genetic perturbations into a model organism. At the Jackson laboratories a cohort of genetic diverse mice known as the diversity outbred mice was created for the purpose of genetic mapping. The mice harbor millions of genetic variants which creates system-wide genetic perturbations in a single population. The Gygi lab, in collaboration with the Jackson ...Read more >>

News - 05/26/2016 - 2:02pm

Spiegelman Lab identifies new signaling mechanism that regulates thermogenic activity of “healthy” fat
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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are thought of as toxic byproducts that cause injury to our tissues and drive pathologies associated with aging.   However, recent evidence is emerging showing that under certain conditions ROS can be important signals in healthy tissue.  In this study, the Spiegelman Lab examined these ROS ...Read more >>