Upcoming Events

  • Friday, May 1st, 9:30am

    at Silver 1003

    PhD Student Colloquium

    Stephanie Lauer, Seana Lymer, Rani Yeung

  • Monday, May 4th, 4:00pm

    at CGSB Auditorium, 12 Waverly Place

    Monday Seminar Series

    Dr. Nicolas Buchler, Duke University

  • Monday, May 11th, 4:00pm

    at CGSB Auditorium, 12 Waverly Place

    Monday Seminar Series

    Dr. Sam Díaz-Muñoz, NYU Biology

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Spotlight on Education

Biology Undergrads Get Published

Two undergraduate researchers and an Intel competition-winning high school student join three Biology faculty on recent PNAS paper. Read More

Facilities & Resources


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  • Michael Rampino concludes that Earth’s infrequent but predictable path around and through our Galaxy’s disc may have a direct and significant effect on geological and biological phenomena occurring on Earth.

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  • Classical models of leading-edge protrusion rely on a Arp2/3-dependent treadmilling of dendritic actin network. However, in the absence of the Arp2/3 complex fibroblast cells maintain an ability to move. Joint work of Mogilner and Rong Li labs shows that cells extend formin-driven filopodia and build actin-myosin arcs in between filopodia, so that contraction of these arcs acting against membrane tension ...

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  • An “education kit” was designed and constructed for disseminating to teaching institutes worldwide a collection of transgenic reporter Arabidopsis plants that allows students to explore the molecular genetics of root development. 

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  • The Scientist Magazine conducts an annual competition to name the top 10 innovations in the life sciences. Tara Rock was asked to be on the judging panel.

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  • A team of scientists has identified the neurons used in certain types of motion detection—findings that deepen our understanding of how the visual system functions.

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People Past and Present

Jyotirmay Mitra

"An authority on heterochromatin, and chromatin state and modification that is now acknowledged as a second code of DNA called ...

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Video Spotlight

Kris Gunsalus talks about her latest Cell paper on gene networks in a complex tissue

High-content screening for gene profiling has generally been limited to single cells. Here, we explore an alternative approach—profiling gene function by analyzing effects of gene knockdowns on the architecture of a complex tissue in a multicellular organism. Read More