Brandeis Professors Michael Rosbash, Jeff Hall (Emeritus) and Michael Young from Rockefeller University awarded the Nobel Prize. Congratulations!

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  • Clocks, fruit flies, and Sweden
    We mentioned previously that Rosbash, Hall and Young are getting the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this year “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”. The Physiology/Medicine lectures were on Thursday Dec 7 at 1 pm CET (7 am Brandeis time) and are still available to view. The Biology Department enjoyed watching […]
  • Rosbash, Hall & Young Awarded Nobel Prize
    Brandeis researchers Michael Rosbash, the Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience, and Professor Emeritus of Biology Jeffrey C. Hall have received this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, together with Michael Young from The Rockefeller University,  for their pioneering work on the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythm. The Guardian Nobel Press Release 2017 Nobel […]
  • The 7th Annual SPROUT Awards Are Available
    Post written by Fern Shamis. The 7th Annual SPROUT Awards are back and want to help you bring your research and entrepreneurial ambitions to life! Have a great idea? Does your research have the ability to impact the world? Need funding support to make your innovation a reality? Consider applying for a SPROUT award. In […]
  • Neurons that make flies sleep
    Sleep is known to be regulated by both intrinsic (what time is it?) and environmental factors (is it hot today?). How exactly these factors are integrated at the cellular level is a hot topic for investigation, given the prevalence of sleep disorders. Researchers in the Rosbash and Griffith labs are pursuing the question in the […]
  • Sprout Award Winners Announced
    The recipients of the 6th annual Sprout Awards have been announced. There will be eight teams from labs in the Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry departments sharing the $100,000 in funding in FY 2017. The Sprout program’s grant pool was doubled this year in order to expand the support for the promising innovation and research that is […]

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  • Life Is an N of 1.
    Related Articles Life Is an N of 1. Cell. 2017 Nov 30;171(6):1241-1245 Authors: Rosbash M PMID: 29195068 [PubMed - in process]
  • Mechanistic implications of enhanced editing by a HyperTRIBE RNA-binding protein.
    Related Articles Mechanistic implications of enhanced editing by a HyperTRIBE RNA-binding protein. RNA. 2018 Feb;24(2):173-182 Authors: Xu W, Rahman R, Rosbash M Abstract We previously developed TRIBE, a method for the identification of cell-specific RNA-binding protein targets. TRIBE expresses an RBP of interest fused to the catalytic domain (cd) of the RNA-editing enzyme ADAR and […]
  • Guidelines for Genome-Scale Analysis of Biological Rhythms.
    Related Articles Guidelines for Genome-Scale Analysis of Biological Rhythms. J Biol Rhythms. 2017 Oct;32(5):380-393 Authors: Hughes ME, Abruzzi KC, Allada R, Anafi R, Arpat AB, Asher G, Baldi P, de Bekker C, Bell-Pedersen D, Blau J, Brown S, Ceriani MF, Chen Z, Chiu JC, Cox J, Crowell AM, DeBruyne JP, Dijk DJ, DiTacchio L, Doyle […]
  • Temporal calcium profiling of specific circadian neurons in freely moving flies.
    Related Articles Temporal calcium profiling of specific circadian neurons in freely moving flies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Oct 10;114(41):E8780-E8787 Authors: Guo F, Chen X, Rosbash M Abstract There are no general methods for reliably assessing the firing properties or even calcium profiles of specific neurons in freely moving flies. To this […]
  • A 50-Year Personal Journey: Location, Gene Expression, and Circadian Rhythms.
    Related Articles A 50-Year Personal Journey: Location, Gene Expression, and Circadian Rhythms. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2017 Dec 01;9(12): Authors: Rosbash M Abstract I worked almost exclusively on nucleic acids and gene expression from the age of 19 as an undergraduate until the age of 38 as an associate professor. Mentors featured prominently in […]
  • Nonreciprocal homeostatic compensation in Drosophila potassium channel mutants.
    Related Articles Nonreciprocal homeostatic compensation in Drosophila potassium channel mutants. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Jun 01;117(6):2125-2136 Authors: Kim EZ, Vienne J, Rosbash M, Griffith LC Abstract Homeostatic control of intrinsic excitability is important for long-term regulation of neuronal activity. In conjunction with many other forms of plasticity, intrinsic homeostasis helps neurons maintain stable activity regimes in […]