Category: Course Connection

A Brief Conversation with Rob Phillips, Co-Director of Physical Biology of The Cell

A Brief Conversation with Rob Phillips, Co-Director of Physical Biology of The Cell

Rob Phillips of Caltech talks about starting over at age 40, popular science writing he admires, the “mysterious treasures” he sees in nature, the beauty of mathematics, and the numbers in biology he likes best. Phillips co-founded and co-directs the “Physical Biology of the Cell” course at MBL. The interview was conducted by student Kulyash

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Clifford Brangwynne Receives MacArthur “Genius” Award for Research Begun at MBL

Clifford Brangwynne Receives MacArthur "Genius" Award for Research Begun at MBL

Congratulations to Clifford Brangwynne of Princeton University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), who has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow (see video). In 2009 in the MBL Physiology course, Brangwynne, Anthony Hyman and colleagues discovered a new way for living cells to organize their components:  Liquid-liquid phase separation, akin to oil separating from water. This turned

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Watching Minis Sparkle in the Neurobiology Course | @HaniehFalahati

Watching Minis Sparkle in the Neurobiology Course | @HaniehFalahati

Minis? Sparse twinkles? Below, MBL Neurobiology course faculty member Michael Hoppa explains what is happening in this sparkling video. Visualizing the minis in neurons as sparse twinkles @MBLScience with @MichaelHoppa @RRamos_Neuro @JMAndradeL pic.twitter.com/1gIldyZ8tr — Hanieh Falahati (@HaniehFalahati) August 1, 2018 By Michael Hoppa, Dartmouth College Faculty, MBL Neurobiology course 2018 This movie was obtained by

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