Category: Course Connection

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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From One Protein, A Diversity of Structures | @AidanFenix

From One Protein, A Diversity of Structures | @AidanFenix

Aidan Fenix, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, captured this image in the MBL’s Physiology course, where he is a student this summer: MICROTUBULE MADNESS! Fascinating how 1 protein, tubulin, can give rise to such diverse structures. Long “cables” for structure, “hairy” cilia for swimming, and large brush-like cilia for feeding. Adaptation and efficiency.#physiology2018 #Stentore

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