Multiple loops in DNA-protein binding complexes

Recent results from the Gelles lab published in PLoS Biology show that lac repressor bound to DNA can form different loop structures and that there are rapid transitions between the structures.

Gabbay Award

On Monday, Nov 10, Prof. Alfred Goldberg from Harvard Medical School will be on campus to receive the 2008 Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award and to deliver a lecture on the topic “Functions of the proteasome from protein degradation and immune surveillance to cancer therapy”

For more information, see the online exhibit at brandeis.libguides.com

The Self-Tuning Neuron

Gina Turrigiano discusses “The Self-Tuning Neuron” in a new review in Cell.

Mark's thesis defense

Mark Miller will present his dissertation research on Regional Specificity and Developmental Regulation of Neocortical Firing Types today at 3:10 pm in Gerstenzang 122.

Smart Balance provides $1M in research support

K.C. Hayes will get $1 million in research support for the lab as part of an agreement with the makers of Smart Balance, according to a recent press release.

Neuroscience: Dancing

Honeybee dancing, that is.

Stefan, Celine, Justin & Tepring wanted to remind everyone that Tom Seeley from Cornell will be visiting and giving a talk on honey bee social behavior next tuesday. Info on Seeley’s work can be found at http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/seeley.shtml

Time: Tue 11/11/08,12 noon     Place: Gerstenzang 121
Neurobiology Journal Club
*Thomas D. Seeley* (Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University)
The decision-making process of a honeybee swarm as it chooses a nest site

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