Work in the Tao Lab at the Rowland Institute at Harvard and at ETH Zurich has led to in a generalizable solution to a long-standing problem in material science. By exploiting crystal symmentry induced under optimized growth conditions, researchers are now able to exercise arbitrary control over the crystal orientation during the growth of single-crystal nanowires. The innovation was reported this year in Nature Communications and has been selected for highlight within an...
Rowland Fellow Haotian Wang and his lab have identified a new electrocatalyst that efficiently converts CO2 to carbon monoxide (CO), a highly energetic molecule. Their findings were published February 1, 2018 in Energy & Environmental Science.
The journal article in full can be found at http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2018/ee/c7ee03245e.
The Rowland Foundation has awarded the Rowland Institute at Harvard $100,000 for one year to create a program that will provide mentoring and supervisory experience for a postdoctoral fellow and hands-on research experience for an undergraduate research student working with the postdoctoral fellow.
The Wang Lab has developed a copper nanocube catalyst by Cu2+ ion battery cycling method that efficiently converts CO2 into high value hydrocarbon products like ethylene, ethanol and n-propanol. Combining density functional theory simulation on the facet dependence of the initial Carbon-Carbon coupling steps, this work demonstrates a vivid feedback loop between theory and...
Professor Judith Eisen, Professor of Biology from the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon, will be visiting the Rowland Institute at Harvard as the Rowland Institute Visiting Distinguished Scholar from October 16 through October 20, 2017. Professor Eisen will be giving a talk, "Developmental interactions between the microbiome and the nervous system", at the Rowland Institute on Thursday, October 19th at 4PM.
The RoLi Lab has developed a microscope that allows neuroscientists to record the activity of every neuron in a fish brain while the animal is freely swimming and interacting with the world. This work expands the repertoire of natural behaviors that can be studied with cellular resolution calcium imaging, including spatial navigation, social behavior, feeding and reward.
The Brucker lab has been awarded this year’s Milton Fund to study the impact of agrochemicals on honeybee microbiomes. This work will bring a better understanding to the the function of the millions of bacteria that live in animals guts and their ability to detoxify xenobiotic chemicals. Local beekeeping organizations have volunteered to participate in this study of microbiomes in their hives to better understand bee health. For more information contact Dr. Robert Brucker at email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
From the citation: "For her paradigmatic developments in the mechanistic understanding of oxygen-assisted catalytic cycles on gold surfaces and their implementation to nanoporous gold catalysts under realistic conditions."
Mackenzie Weygand Mathis will start this September as one of two of this year’s new Rowland Junior Fellows. She plans to study how the brain builds internal models for adaptive motor control by using mice and optical imaging.
University of Cambridge Research Associate, Kealan Fallon, Receives a Fulbright Award to the US
Kealan Fallon, a postdoctoral research associate from the University of Cambridge has received a Lloyd’s of London Fulbright Award to enable him to research at Columbia University and at the Rowland Institute at Harvard University on one of the most well-regarded and impactful scholarship programmes in the world.
As a participant, Kealan has been selected to undertake...
On May 4, 2018, the Rowland Institute at Harvard hosted the Connecticut Vlley Zebrafish Meeting (CVZM). Rowland Fellows Jennifer Li and Drew Robson were pleased to bring this collaborative biannual conference to our institute. CVZM gathers together local zebrafish labs from all over New England, including labs from UMass, BU, University of Maine, Yale, Harvard, Brown, Amherst, and many others, This meeting aims to foster interaction among the local zebrafish research community, and share new results and tools across labs. For postdocs and students, in particular, it is a great...
Director, Cynthia M. Friend will be presenting at a Symposium at Stanford, Honoring Prof. Bob Madix on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the 43rd David M. Mason Lectures. The title of her talk will be “Predicting catalytic selectivity using fundamental surface chemistry”.