• Images courtesy of Talley Lambert, PhD (Cell Biology Microscopy Facility)

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

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

Positions Available

Research Associate Position

The Liberles Lab at Harvard Medical School seeks to hire an assistant to support research efforts in sensory neuroscience. The successful candidate will manage general lab organization, oversee and maintain mouse colonies, sustain general lab supplies, equipment, and reagents, and interface with institutional administration. An undergraduate degree with coursework and laboratory experience in biological sciences is expected, and ...Read more >>

Postdoc in Quantitative Biology at Harvard and Dana-Farber

Join Chris Sander’s group as postdoc at Harvard Medical School (Computational Biology Collaboratory at HMS, jointly with the Debora Marks lab) or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (cBio Center at DFCI), with links to the Broad Institute. We are forming a dynamic group of smart scientists to make scientific discoveries in basic biology and help cure cancer. On computers, in the lab and in collaboration with clinicians. Work with us on:

Perturbation biology and network ...Read more >>

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 - 08/15/2016 - 9:37am

Yuan Lab discovers the role of RIPK1 in mediating axonal degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
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Axonal degeneration is frequently observed before the death of neuronal cell bodies in patients with neurodegenerative disorders including ALS and contributes significantly to neurological disability. While blocking axonal degeneration may represent an important therapeutic goal, the mechanism of axonal degeneration is unclear. In a recent paper published in Science by ...Read more >>

News - 07/27/2016 - 9:24am

Haigis Lab identifies a novel program of mitochondrial proteome remodeling and metabolic specialization in naïve T cell activation
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To initiate an immune response against pathogens, a small number of T cells within the polyclonal repertoire need to proliferate rapidly to generate large numbers of effector cells that can clear pathogens. To generate the precursors required for macromolecular synthesis, energy and stress response, the T cells activate anabolic metabolism that is coupled with increased mitochondrial mass. In a recent publication in ...Read more >>

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 >>