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Rowland Institute Visiting Distinguished  Scholar - Professor Markus Meister

Rowland Institute Visiting Distinguished Scholar - Professor Markus Meister

April 28, 2017

Professor Markus Meister, Ann P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences; Executive Officer for Neurobiology from Caltech's Division of Biology and Biological Engineering is visiting the Rowland Institute at Harvard as the Visiting Distingushed Scholar, from May 1st through May 5th, 2017. Professor Meister will be giving a presentation "Neural computation for vision", on Wednesday, May 3rd at 11AM in the Rowland Institute Auditorium. R.S.V.P. loving@rowland.harvard.edu

 

 

RJF Qimin Quan and Reseach Fellow Feng Liang's Nano Letters Publication

June 14, 2016

Direct tracking of amyloid and Tau dynamics in neuroblastoma cells using nanoplasmonic fiber tip probes

RJF Qimin Quan and Research Fellow Feng Liang in collaboration with Zhongcong Xie's MGH research group advance the efforts against Alzheimers with their break-through measurements of proteins within living cells. See MGH press release.

Read more about RJF Qimin Quan and Reseach Fellow Feng Liang's Nano Letters Publication

RJF Robert Brucker 's new article in Nature Communications

April 12, 2016

Airway bacteria drive a progressive COPD-like phenotype in mice with polymeric immunoglobulin receptor deficiency

Mechanisms driving persistent airway inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are incompletely understood. As secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) deficiency in small airways has been reported in COPD patients, we hypothesized that immunobarrier dysfunction resulting from reduced SIgA contributes to chronic airway inflammation and disease progression. Here we show… Read more about RJF Robert Brucker 's new article in Nature Communications

RJF Robert Brucker - Review article in Frontiers in Microbiology

April 12, 2016

Using “Omics” and Integrated Multi-Omics Approaches to Guide Probiotic Selection to Mitigate Chytridiomycosis and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Emerging infectious diseases in wildlife are responsible for massive population declines. In amphibians, chytridiomycosis caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Bd, has severely affected many amphibian populations and species around the world. One promising management strategy is probiotic bioaugmentation of antifungal bacteria on amphibian skin. In… Read more about RJF Robert Brucker - Review article in Frontiers in Microbiology

RJF Robert Brucker - new article on Perspective | Host-Microbe Biology in mSystems

April 12, 2016

American Society for Microbiology Editor's Pick: Getting the Hologenome Concept Right: an Eco-Evolutionary Framework for Hosts and Their Microbiomes

Given the complexity of host-microbiota symbioses, scientists and philosophers are asking questions at new biological levels of hierarchical organization—what is a holobiont and hologenome? When should this vocabulary be applied? Are these concepts a null hypothesis for host-microbe systems or limited to a certain spectrum of symbiotic interactions… Read more about RJF Robert Brucker - new article on Perspective | Host-Microbe Biology in mSystems

RJF Qimin Quan and Feng Lian

January 22, 2016

Detecting Single Gold Nanoparticles (1.8 nm) with Ultrahigh-Q Air-Mode Photonic Crystal Nanobeam Cavities

In this paper Qimin and Feng demonstrate detection of single nanoparticles down to 1.8 nm in diameter using photonic crystal nanobeam cavities. The technique can be used to perform frequent and rapid size characterization on the limited samples of nanoparticles. Furthermore, the nanobeam cavity is potentially an ideal platform to enhance the interaction between… Read more about RJF Qimin Quan and Feng Lian