New Publications              NEWS

Obituary: Walter j. Gehring (1939-2014).  
Schier AF.
Development. 2014 Sep

Neuropeptidergic control of sleep and wakefulness.
Richter C, Woods IG, Schier AF. 
Annu Rev Neurosci. 2014 Jul

Efficient mutagenesis by Cas9 protein-mediated oligonucleotide insertion and large-scale assessment of single-guide RNAs.  
Gagnon JA, Valen E, Thyme SB, Huang P, Ahkmetova L, Pauli A, Montague TG, Zimmerman S, Richter C, Schier AF. 
PLoS One. 2014 May

Neuropeptidergic signaling partitions arousal behaviors in zebrafish.
Woods IG1, Schoppik D, Shi VJ, Zimmerman S, Coleman HA, Greenwood J, Soucy ER, Schier AF. 
J Neurosci. 2014 Feb

Toddler: an embryonic signal that promotes cell movement via Apelin receptors.
Pauli A, Norris ML, Valen E, Chew GL, Gagnon JA, Zimmerman S, Mitchell A, Ma J, Dubrulle J, Reyon D, Tsai SQ, Joung JK, Saghatelian A, Schier AF. 
Science 2014 Feb 

Canonical nucleosome organization at promoters forms during genome activation. 
Zhang Y, Vastenhouw NL, Feng J, Fu K, Wang C, Ge Y, van Hummelen P, Schier AF, Liu XS.
Genome Res. 2013 Nov

Should I stay or should I go: neuromodulators of behavioral states.
Schier AF. 
Cell. 2013 Aug

Zebrabow: multispectral cell labeling for cell tracing and lineage analysis in zebrafish.
Pan YA, Freundlich T, Weissman TA, Schoppik D, Wang XC, Zimmerman S, Ciruna B, Sanes JR, Lichtman JW, Schier AF. 
Development. 2013 July

Ribosome profiling reveals resemblance between long non-coding RNAs and 5' leaders of coding RNAs.
Chew GL, Pauli A, Rinn JL, Regev A, Schier AF, Valen E.
Development. 2013 May

Sites of action of sleep and wake drugs: insights from model organisms.
Rihel J, Schier AF. 
Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2013 May 

Specified neural progenitors sort to form sharp domains after noisy shh signaling.
Xiong F, Tentner AR, Huang P, Gelas A, Mosaliganti KR, Souhait L, Rannou N, Swinburne IA, Obholzer ND, Cowgill PD, Schier AF, Megason SG.
Cell. 2013 Apr 







August 2014
Our graduate student Megan Norris has been awarded an F31 Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.
Congratulations, Megan!


Megan
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July 2014
The Genetics Society of America (GSA) has selected our postdoc Andrea Pauli  for the Chi-Bin Chien Award, which is given to an outstanding graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or recently appointed faculty member.
You can read the story in Harvard MCB News.  
Congratulations, Andrea!
Andrea
                 

Our postdoc Eivind Valen  has started his new job at the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen
Eivind


The latest paper from our lab has been published in Annual Review of Neuroscience:
Neuropeptidergic control of sleep and wakefulness.
Congratulations to the first author, our postdoc Constance Richter!

Constance
                 

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June 2014
The latest paper from our lab has been published in Nucleic Acids Research: CHOPCHOP: a CRISPR/Cas9 and TALEN web tool for genome editing.
 A rate-limiting step in efficiently applying TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9 methods is the selection and design of targeting constructs. The developed online tool, CHOPCHOP  expedites the design process.
Congratulations to the first author, graduate student Tessa Montague!

Tessa
                 

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May 2014
The latest paper from our lab has been published in PLOS One:
Efficient mutagenesis by Cas9 protein-mediated oligonucleotide insertion and large-scale assessment of single-guide RNAs.
Congratulations to the first author, our postdoc James Gagnon!

James
                 

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April 2014
Alex has received an Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard’s Graduate Student Council. The award seeks to recognize those faculty members who truly go out of their way to mentor graduate students. You can read the story in Harvard MCB News.
Congratulations, Alex!

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February 2014
The latest paper from our lab has been published in Journal of Neuroscience: Neuropeptidergic signaling partitions arousal behaviors in zebrafish.
Congratulations to the first author, our former postdoc Ian Woods!

Ian
                 

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January 2014
The latest paper from our lab has been published in Science:
Toddler: an embryonic signal that promotes cell movement via Apelin receptors.
You can read about the story in HSCI News and Harvard MCB News. Congratulations to the first author, our postdoc Andrea Pauli!
Andi
                 

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November 2013
Michal Rabani has joined our lab as a postdoc. She finished her PhD in the lab of Dr Aviv Regev at MIT. 

Michal
                 

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August 2013

Our postdoc
Peng Huang
has started his new job as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary
Peng 


Our postdoc Julien Dubrulle has left the lab.
Dubrulle


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June 2013

In three papers published in Development, we suggest that signals move through developing tissues by hindered diffusion, provide evidence that long non-coding RNAs resemble the 5’ leaders of coding RNAs, and describe tools to apply the Brainbow technology in zebrafish.
Read the full story at the
Harvard MCB website.

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Our postdoc
Albert Pan has started his new job as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Medical College of Georgia.
Albert 


Our postdoc Andrea Pauli has been awarded a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from the NIH.
Andi
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May 2013

Alex has been named the Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, a chair endowed by Dan Simmons (middle), in honor of his postdoctoral advisor, MCB Professor Ray Erikson (left) and Ray's father Leo. Dan is a professor of chemistry and the director of the Cancer Research Center at Brigham Young University. He was the discoverer of the COX-2 enzyme that is responsible for inflammation and pain and the target of COX-2 inhibitors.

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Florian Merkle has been awarded a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from the NIH.

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MCO graduate student Megan Norris has joined our lab. Welcome, Megan!
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April 2013

Second year graduate student from our lab, Tessa Montague has received The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

tessa
         Congratulations, Tessa!        

    You can read the story on the MCB News Webpage


Jeff Farrell has joined our lab as a postdoc. He completed his PhD in Patrick
O'Farrell's lab at UCSF. Jeff has received a fellowship from The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research.

Jeff

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March 2013

Steve Zimmerman has received the 2013 Dean's Distinction Award.

steve award
          Congratulations, Steve!        

Pictured: Steve with Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Mike Smith

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January 2013

Summer Thyme has been named a Damon Runyon Fellow by The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers.

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          Congratulations, Summer!        

              You can read the story in the Harvard Gazette
   

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December 2012

Jennifer Li and Drew Robson have successfully defended their PhD theses this month.
Jen's dissertation title is 'Identification of an Operant Learning Circuit by Whole Brain Functional Imaging in Larval Zebrafish', Drew's
dissertation title
is 'Thermal navigation in larval zebrafish'. 

jen          drew        Congratulations, Dr Li and Dr Robson!  

Our postdoc Farhad Imam has started his new job as an Assistant Professor at UC San Diego. 


farhad      
 Congratulations, Farhad!
We'll miss you in the lab!

       
ulations, Chewie!        

    You can read the story on the MCB News Webpage

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