Institute News Summer 2014 Issue 32

Mark Harnett to Join McGovern Faculty

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We are pleased to announce that Mark Harnett will join the McGovern faculty, starting in 2015. Harnett is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where he studies the electrophysiological properties of individual neurons, and specifically the biophysical mechanisms that allow dendrites to integrate complex patterns of synaptic input. In recent work, which he plans to continue at MIT, Harnett has begun to examine these issues in awake behaving mice, in order to link biophysical mechanisms to the properties of neural circuits and to the control of behavior.

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