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

  • Andrew Dillin, PhD, UC Berkeley, 2016-2017 Cell Biology Seminar Series 

  • The Cell Biology Research Scholars Program is a Harvard University summer internship for undergraduate students with a passion for scientific discovery and fundamental biology.
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Positions Available

Laboratory Research Assistant

The Kirchhausen lab is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual for an opening as a Laboratory Research Assistant to start immediately. The ideal candidate would be at the B.Sc./Master's level in biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, or related discipline.

Our research program integrates results from molecular biology, structural biology, classical and contemporary cell biology, single-molecule biophysics, live-cell imaging, and ‘chemical genetics’ to describe ...Read more >>

FIB-SEM Imaging Specialist

The Kirchhausen lab is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual for an opening as Focused Ion Beam – Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) Imaging Specialist to start immediately. The ideal candidate would be at the B.Sc./Master's or Engineering level, with imaging experience in transmission, scanning or FIB-SEM electron microscopy. Proven ability to independently operate an electron microscope is essential. She/he is an individual interested in working with students, post- ...Read more >>

Imaging Specialist

The Kirchhausen lab is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual for an opening as Imaging Specialist to start immediately. The ideal candidate would be at the B.Sc./Master's or Engineering level, with imaging experience in wide field, TIRF and/or confocal microscopy and expertise in live and/or single molecule visualization. Proven ability to maintain microscopes and build associated instruments are essential. She/he is an individual interested in working with students, post- ...Read more >>

Research Associate

The Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School is seeking a highly skilled scientist to join the Cellular Dynamics and Neurodegeneration Initiative. The Research Associate will work with a team of scientists who are seeking to build an integrative platform for understanding cell biological processes that are implicated in disease.

The job responsibility will include but not limited to: mammalian cell culture, PCR, molecular cloning, DNA and RNA extraction, DNA sequence ...Read more >>

Recent Awards & Achievements

News - 01/18/2017 - 10:33am

Joan Brugge awarded 2016 American Cancer Society Medal of Honor
Joan Brugge

Joan Brugge was awarded the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor for Basic Research for her influential contributions to the identification of the protein encoded by the Src oncogene, as well as elucidating the fundamental aspects of events involved in the initiation and progression of cancer. The Medal of Honor is awarded to those who have made the most valuable contributions and impact in saving more lives from cancer through ...Read more >>

Latest Research

News - 03/02/2017 - 12:01pm

Rapoport Lab identifies the minimal system needed to generate and maintain the tubular ER network
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How organelle shape is generated and maintained is a fundamental question in cell biology. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is particularly intriguing, as it consists of morphologically distinct domains, including the nuclear envelope and the peripheral ER. A major feature of the peripheral ER is a polygonal network of tubules. Previous work has identified proteins involved in ER network formation, the reticulon and REEP/Yop1 families that stabilize the high membrane curvature of tubules in ...Read more >>

News - 01/26/2017 - 8:51am

Shao et al. show how new tail-anchored membrane proteins are given protected time for biosynthesis before being degraded
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Protein biosynthesis and quality control must be precisely balanced to give new proteins an opportunity to mature before degrading failed intermediates that can cause disease. New work from Shao et al., published in Science, shows how a complex of three chaperones (TRC40, BAG6, and SGTA) triages a class of membrane proteins ...Read more >>

News - 12/11/2016 - 9:23pm

Team from the Nikon Imaging Center at HMS provides a comprehensive review of super-resolution microscopy
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In a recent article in the Journal of Cell Biology, Jennifer Waters & Talley Lambert from the Nikon Imaging Center (NIC@HMS) review the current practical limitations and compromises that must be made when designing a super-resolution microscopy experiment. They also provide information and resources to help biologists navigate through ...Read more >>