Spring 2016 Issue 37

Robert Desimone, Director of the McGovern Institute. Photo: Kent Dayton

From the Director

There is no better example of the importance of basic research than the work of my colleague Bob Horvitz, who has devoted his career to studying the microscopic worm known as C. elegans.

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Robert Horvitz poses for a photograph in his laboratory. (AP Images / Aynsley Floyd)

Feature Story

Bob Horvitz: Learning from Worms

Bob Horvitz approaches science with patience and the confidence that he will find answers to big questions if he explores important problems in tractable way.

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Photo: JackSeeds, Flickr

Institute News

China Symposium on Primate Research

The McGovern Institute co-organized an international symposium at the Shenzhen Institute for Advanced Technology to discuss new opportunities in primate neuroscience.

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Lundbeck Fellow Thorvald Andreassen. Photo: Justin Knight

McGovern Welcomes First Lundbeck Fellow

Thorvald Andreassen joined Guoping Feng’s lab in April 2016 as the McGovern Institute’s first Lundbeck Postdoctoral Fellow.

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Feng Zhang wins Gairdner Award. Photo: Bryce Vickmark

Awards & Honors

Awards and Honors

Feng Zhang receives Gairdner Award, promoted to tenure at MIT; John Gabrieli elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Inflammation during pregnancy can affect the developing mouse brain. Image: Gloria Choi

Research News

Brain scans predict depression; reversing autism symptoms in mice; molecular basis for attention deficits; maternal inflammation and autism; computational model of vision

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Sharp lecturer Marcus Meister. Photo: Lance Hayashida/Caltech

Events

2016 Sharp Lecture in Neural Circuits

Dr. Markus Meister of Caltech delivered the 2016 Sharp Lecture in Neural Circuits.

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Photo: John Abbott, The Rockefeller University

2016 Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Dr. Cornelia Bargmann of The Rockefeller University was awarded the 2016 Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.

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