Monthly Archives: January 2017


Yun Li, Jaenisch Laboratory, receives SFARI 2016 Bridge to Independence Award

SFARI announces 2016 Bridge to Independence Award finalists   Source: [SFARI.org; 13 January 2017] The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is pleased to announce that it has selected six finalists in response to the 2016 Bridge to Independence Award request for applications (RFA). Grants awarded through the Bridge to Independence […]


Feng Zhang named James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience

CRISPR pioneer named to inaugural chair created by Patricia and James Poitras ’63, founders of MIT’s Poitras Center for Affective Disorders Research. Source: [Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research; January 13, 2017] The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT has announced the appointment of Feng Zhang as the […]


A glimpse into the workings of the baby brain

MRI scans reveal surprising similarities in activity patterns of infant and adult visual cortex. Source: [Anne Trafton | MIT News Office, January 10, 2017] In adults, certain regions of the brain’s visual cortex respond preferentially to specific types of input, such as faces or objects — but how and when those […]