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CSB Thesis Defense

August 13, 2018

Colette L. Picard

Gehring Lab

Title: Dynamics of DNA methylation and genomic imprinting in Arabidopsis


DNA methylation is an epigenetic mark that is highly conserved and important in diverse...


Doggos or Manatees? My journey through machine learning

July 31, 2018

This past fall, I challenged myself and hopped on the machine learning bandwagon. It’s been quite the ride.
For those not familiar with the field, machine learning is essentially the art of making predictions with computers. Furthermore, it is a HOT field.

Researchers are using machine learning for applications ranging from creating self-driving cars to diagnosing cancer to beating humans at playing Go. On top of that, the field has a pretty cool sounding name...


School of Science appoints eight faculty members to named professorships

July 23, 2018

The School of Science announced that eight of its faculty members have been appointed to named professorships. These positions afford the faculty members additional support to pursue their research and develop their careers...


Biologists discover how pancreatic tumors lead to weight loss

June 20, 2018

Shortfall of digestive enzymes can lead to tissue breakdown in early stages of pancreatic cancer.

Patients with pancreatic cancer usually experience significant weight loss, which can begin very early in the disease. A new study from MIT and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute offers insight into how this...