• Left: Larval muscle (red), neurons (green), & nuclei (blue) in Drosophila cells.  Courtesy of A. Sen (Artavanis-Tsakonas Lab).
    Middle: Membrane protein Climp63 (red) & calreticulin (green) in subdomains of the endoplasmic reticulum.  From Shibata et al. Cell (Rapoport Lab).
    Right: Close-up view of Drosophila larval muscle (red), neurons (green), & nuclei (blue).  Courtesy of A. Sen (Artavanis-Tsakonas Lab).

  • Left: Actin (green), microtubules (blue), & DNA (red) in a mouse embryonic fibroblast.  Courtesy of A. Lomakin (Danuser lab).
    Right: Endoplasmic reticulum-associated Climp63 (red) & reticulons (green) in mammalian cells.  From Shibata et al. Cell (Rapoport Lab).

  • Dr. Kelsey Martin (UCLA) speaks at Neuro-RNA Symposium 2013, organized by Cell Biology postdocs.

  • Recent PhDs from Cell Bio & BBS: Rachel Davidowitz, David Rhee, Joshua Wilson-Grady, M. Rosa Ng, Sinisa Hravtin, & E. Emrah Er. 

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

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Biological Image Analysis Scientist / Algorithm Engineer

The Image and Data Analysis Core (IDAC) at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is a new core facility that enables basic and biomedical research by providing state-of-the-art image analysis and related data analysis expertise. The IDAC mission is to enable and improve research performed at HMS, while simultaneously advancing the field of biological image analysis. We maintain a collection of existing open source and commercial image ...Read more >>

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News - 07/07/2015 - 10:15am

Malcolm Whitman's research on halofuginone licensed to Allied-Bristol Life Sciences
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Allied-Bristol Life Sciences, a joint venture between the university commercialization specialist Allied Minds and the US pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, is licensing research carried out by Malcolm Whitman on halofuginone, an active ingredient in blue evergreen hydrangea root. The Whitman Lab had showed several years ago that halofuginone could block the development of TH17-driven autoimmunity in a mouse ...Read more >>

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News - 07/23/2015 - 5:48pm

Collaboration results in structure of the Pex1/Pex6 ATPase
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The Pex1 and Pex6 ATPases participate in peroxisome biogenesis. Mutations affecting these proteins are the most common cause of various generally fatal peroxisomal diseases. In a collaboration among the laboratories of Rapoport, Walz, and DiMaio/Baker, structures of the Pex1/Pex6 complex were determined in the presence of different nucleotides by cryo-electron microscopy ( ...Read more >>