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  • Cell Biology department at the annual retreat, Cape Cod, Massachusetts - October 12, 2016

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

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

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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 - 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 >>

News - 12/01/2016 - 9:45am

Shi Lab finds that the PRC2 associated protein EPOP/C17orf96 pays a dual role in gene regulation and may contribute to cancer
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Gene regulatory networks are pivotal for many biological processes. In mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs), the transcriptional network can be divided into three functionally distinct modules: Polycomb, Core, and Myc. The Polycomb module represses developmental genes, while the Myc module is associated with proliferative functions, and its mis-regulation is linked to cancer development. New work from the ...Read more >>

News - 10/18/2016 - 9:57am

Puigserver Lab Finds that Bromodomain Inhibition Rescues Bioenergetic Failures Caused by Mitochondrial Complex I Mutations
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Mutations in mitochondrial proteins (either nuclear or mitochondrial-encoded) cause bioenergetic failures observed in mitochondrial diseases. Rescue of these bioenergetic defects constitutes a feasible strategy to prevent cellular deterioration that leads to cell death. New work from the Puigserver lab, published in Molecular Cell (see also ...Read more >>