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Catherine Dulac Awarded 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

September 10, 2020
Catherine Dulac, Lee and Ezpeleta Professor of Arts and Sciences and Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, has been awarded a 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for her pioneering work identifying the neural circuitry that regulates parenting behavior in both males and females.. Read more >>
Map of more than 1000 genomic loci in human chromatin color-coded by the chromoseomes to which they belong. Credit: Cell

Imaging chromatin architecture at the genome scale

August 26, 2020
Xiaowei Zhuang, Bogdan Bintu, and coworkers at Harvard University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed a fluorescence imaging method that allows them to visualize the positions of more than 1,000 loci across the human genome. Read more >>

Vilcek Prizes Recognize Immigrant Scientists

February 3, 2020
Nine prizes totaling $600,000 are being awarded to immigrant scientists and writers, including Harvard's Xiaowei Zhuang, recipient of the 2020 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for her outstanding career contributions to biomedical science and global scientific research. Read more >>
India Science Festival

India Science Fest 2020

August 21, 2019
Center Faculty Affiliate Member, Dr. Venkatesh Murthy, will speak at what aims to be "the greatest science show in India" bringing together the world's best scientists, thinkers and inventors for an immersive engagement with society. Read more >>
Xiaowei Zhuang receives 2019 NAS Award for Scientific Discovery

Xiaowei Zhuang will receive the 2019 NAS Award for Scientific Discovery

January 23, 2019

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will honor 18 individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, and medical sciences. Professor Xiaowei Zhuang will receive the award for her pioneering contributions to super-resolution and genomic-scale imaging methods. Read more >>

Seeing cell membranes in new light

Seeing cell membranes in new light

November 8, 2018
Adam Cohen, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology and of physics, is the lead author of a new study that challenges conventional theories about the fluid nature of cell membranes and how they react to tension. Read more >> 
Xiaowei Zhuang

Xiaowei Zhuang Awarded 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

October 17, 2018
Xiaowei Zhuang, the David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences in recognition of her pioneering work in the development of super-resolution microscopy techniques that have transformed research capabilities in fields from chemistry to biology to medicine. Read more >>
Synapses on direction selective RGC STORM. Zhuang Laboratory

Xiaowei Zhuang awarded Heineken Prize

April 25, 2018

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has awarded the 2018 Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics to Professor Xiaowei Zhuang in recognition of her far-reaching impact on scientific research, health, and medicine. Read more >>

Neural Circuitry of Parental Behavior in Mice. Catherine Dulac Lab/HHMI/Harvard

The Neural Circuitry of Parental Behavior

April 11, 2018
HHMI scientists, led by Catherine Dulac, have deconstructed the brain circuits that control parenting behavior in mice and identified discrete sets of cells that control actions, motivations, and hormonal changes involved in nurturing young animals. Read more >>