Current Issue: Spring 2017 Issue 41

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

From the Director

The technologies that we are jointly developing with the Broad Institute promise to change our view of the brain, allowing us to identify and map its myriad cell types on a scale far greater than previously possible.

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Postdoc Naomi Habib uses genomic technologies to study thousands of brain cells in parallel. Photo: Justin Knight

Feature Story

A Google Map of the Brain

McGovern researchers are developing new ways to study vast numbers of individual brain cells. The results are likely to transform our view of the brain and to provide new insights into many disorders.

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Rachel Romeo, a graduate student in John Gabrieli's lab, ran the 2017 Boston Marathon in memory of bombing victim Martin Richard.

Institute News

Graduate Student Runs Boston Marathon in Memory of Bombing Victim

Rachel Romeo, a graduate student in John Gabrieli's lab, ran the 2017 Boston Marathon in memory of bombing victim Martin Richard.

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Merhdad Jazayeri was named a 2017 McKnight Scholar. Photo: Justin Knight

Awards & Honors

Awards and Honors

Mehrdad Jazayeri receives a 2017 McKnight Scholar Award; Ed Boyden is elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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A CRISPR-associated enzyme called Cas13a is at the heart of a new diagnostic method called SHERLOCK. Image: Broad Institute

Research News

Adapted CRISPR protein detects Zika virus; new methods for measuring dopamine; genetic mechanisms by which nerve cells arise from muscle; flexible polymer probes for recording and manipulating brain activity

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2017 Scolnick Prize winner Catherine Dulac with Ed Scolnick (left) and Bob Desimone. Photo: Justin Knight

Events

Catherine Dulac Delivers Scolnick Lecture

Catherine Dulac wins the 2017 Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.

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Symposium organizer Gloria Choi (center) with Lore Harp McGovern, Bob Desimone and speakers from the 2017 McGovern Symposium. Photo: Justin Knight

McGovern Institute Annual Symposium

The topic of this year’s annual McGovern symposium was neuromodulators.

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