Jack Szostak

Jack Szostak, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society. The announcement in full can be read here

Chromosomes (red) are improperly organized and separated in a dividing worm embryo following exposure to the pesticide TCMTB. Images: Nara Shin

In a new study published Feb.

Frederick W. Alt

Congratulations to Dr. Frederick W. Alt, PhD, for receiving an AAI Career Award for outstanding contributions to the field of immunology in the area of B cell biology. Full list of recipients can be found here

Susan Dymecki

From the President of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences:


New study from Genetics Department Investigators at MGH points toward a potential strategy for treating X-linked disorders—those caused by mutations in the X chromosome—in females.

Molly Schumer

On Sept. 19, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists, including three from Harvard Medical School, as the first group of HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows.

HMS Shield

The Department of Molecular Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and its colleagues at Harvard Medical School (HMS) invite applications for a joint tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor.

Steve McCarroll

Harvard Medical School faculty, staff and trainees packed the Waterhouse Room in Gordon Hall on June 7 to honor former dean Jeffrey S. Flier and raise a glass to genetics researcher Steven McCarroll.

Dr. Stephen Elledge

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Stephen J. Elledge has been awarded the Gruber Genetics Prize, totalling $500,000, discovering and characterizing the molecular mechanisms of the DNA-damage response pathway.

Tedi Asher

Tedi Asher, formerly of the Dymecki Lab, was recently hired by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA as their first Neuroscience Researcher. Tedi was brought on to support the museum's Neuroscience Initiative, made possible by a generous grant from the Barr Foundation.