A marmoset brain cell census reveals persistent influence of developmental origin on neurons
KRIENEN LAB JOINS THE BICAN!
We're thrilled to be part of a new a global collaboration with the Allen Institute to develop comprehensive, single cell atlases of the human and nonhuman primate brain. The collaboration is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative as part of The BRAIN Initiative® Cell Atlas Network, or BICAN, and includes projects led by researchers from 17 other institutions across the US, Europe and Japan.
The Krienen lab will lead efforts to comprehensively map the molecular repertoire of cell types in the marmoset brain, and conduct comparative analysis of homologous cell types in other species including humans. A key aim is to elucidate how brain cell types evolve in mammalian lineages. Understanding the conservation and divergence of cell types across species enables better translation between what we see in animal studies and animal models with the structure and function of the human brain itself.
Pedro Estrada joins as the lab's first rotation student. Welcome, Pedro!
SUNNY JOINS THE LAB!
July 1 2022
Founding member Sunny joins the lab as a research specialist! Sunny will help drive forward our collaborative research projects using single cell genomics to map cellular diversity in the CNS.
OPEN POSITIONS ARE POSTED!
May 02 2022
See links below to apply. You can also send your cv and cover letter (state which position you are applying to) to Fenna directly.
Research Specialist I/II (Tech)
Research Specialist I (Tech/Lab manager)
Associate Professional Specialist (Comp biologist/Data scientist)
FENNA RECEIVES SOME AWARDS!
Dec 2021 - Harvard Medical School Outstanding Postdoc Award
Feb 2022 - DEI Champion Award (Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School)
BRAIN INITIATIVE CELL CENSUS NETWORK (BICCN) FLAGSHIP PAPERS ARE PUBLISHED IN NATURE!
October 03, 2021
Fenna is quoted in Scientific American coverage:
FENNA GIVES A TALK AT THE ALLEN INSTITUTE'S OPEN FOR (NEURO)SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM
March 08, 2021
Open for (neuro)science is a great series of virtual seminars hosted by the Allen Institute on new tools or cool applications of tech
PREVIOUS MEDIA COVERAGE
Ann Gibbons for Science: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/lab-grown-minibrains-are-revealing-what-makes-humans-special
Stuart Dambrot for Medical Xpress: Express This: Gene-Specific Transcription Linked to Long-Range Connectivity
Courtney Humphries for Harvard Magazine: Was the Human Brain Unleashed?
Carl Zimmer for NYT: In the Human Brain, Size Really Isn’t Everything