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Two Papers Published in Nature: Gut Microbiome to Cortical Dysfunction

September 18, 2017
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“Reversing behavioural abnormalities in mice exposed to maternal inflammation” and “Maternal gut bacteria promote neurodevelopmental abnormalities in mouse offspring”

from Gloria Choi and Jun Huh labs, have been published back to back in Nature.

Nature Link (YS. Yim)»  View PDF (YS. Yim)»

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Anosmia Article

April 5, 2016
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In a recent article published by the Guardian, people share their experiences of their lives without a sense of smell, and how it alters much of their social behavior and emotional state.

In several of our research projects, we are working towards understanding the link between olfaction and […]

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Maternal Immune Activation Paper Published in Science

“The maternal interleukin-17a pathway in mice promotes autism-like phenotypes in offspring”
by lead authors Gloria Choi, Yeong Shin Yim, has been published in Science. In addition, The McGovern Institute for Brain Research Newsroom , Boston Business Journal, and Science Daily have also released articles regarding […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Choi Lab

November 26, 2015
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Wishing you all a safe and blessed Thanksgiving to spend with those you love and food you enjoy […]

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Congratulations to Michael Reed!

November 24, 2015
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Congratulations to graduate student Michael Reed as he has passed his Qualifying Exam this past week.
To celebrate, the whole Choi Lab gathered to enjoy burritos and jello shots! Congrats, Mike, keep up the great work!

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Choi Lab’s Manager featured in profile piece article

September 30, 2015
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Lab Manager Natalie Soares was featured in a profile piece article in Community College Daily. A graduate of Springfield Technical Community College (before transferring for her Bachelor’s degree to RIT), Natalie is happy to represent for her school, family, and lab. Her story is just one example […]

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Cupcake Delivery!

July 9, 2015
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Former research technician Nora Benavidez may have moved on to pursue graduate school in California, but she is still taking care of us! She was sweet enough to send us cupcakes on her own birthday.

We haven’t forgotten about you at all Nora; thank you so much […]

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Oxytocin Paper in Neuron

“Oxytocin Mediates Entrainment of Sensory Stimuli to Social Cues of Opposing Valence”
First Co-Authored by Han Kyoung Choe and Michael D. Reed, the Choi Lab’s first paper has been published in Neuron.
Science Direct link»  PubMed link»  View PDF […]

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Happy Easter!

April 6, 2015
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Happy Easter from Choi Lab!

Our post-doc Yeong Shin surprised us with some very expressive eggs […]

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Meet the Choi Lab Team – cartoon style!

March 18, 2015
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Meet the Choi Lab Team- cartoon style!

Left to right:  Ashley Park, Nora Benavidez, Gloria Choi, Michael Reed, Han Kyoung Choe, Daniel Montgomery, Yeong Shin Yim, and Natalie Soares. Art by Natalie Soares

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Whiteboard Fun

March 6, 2015
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Science and StarWars: art and puns by Michael Reed […]

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“In Search of Smell’s Meaning” Article featured in McGovern Newsletter

In this month’s issue of Brain Scan, the McGovern Institute’s Newsletter, the featured article gives a look into the workings and life at the Choi Lab. Gloria and the team enjoyed sharing a “behind the scenes” view of what goes into building a lab and working […]

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Research Career Advice from Gloria Choi and other Scientists

December 23, 2014
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As an extension to Cell’s “40 Under 40” article, interviewing forty scientists all under the age of 40 (Gloria Choi among them),  Gloria is also one of five researchers that gives advice to early career scientists pursuing research; sharing her experience and perspective. The article can be […]

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Break Room Fun

October 14, 2014
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When the Choi Lab team isn’t hard at work on experiments, we manage to have a little artistic fun. This time it seems to be at Mike’s expense! Sorry Mike!

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Cell Magazine Celebrates its 40th Anniversary, Interviewing 40 Outstanding Researchers

To mark the anniversary of 40 years in publication Cell has interviewed 40 researchers in diverse biology fields, all of whom are under 40 years old and made amazing contributions in their research. The article focuses on the individuality and uniqueness of the men and women behind groundbreaking […]

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The Choi Lab Welcomes New Post Doc and Lab Tech

September 23, 2014
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The Choi Lab welcomes two new members to its expanding team: Postdoctoral Fellow Yeong Shin Yim; and Lab Technician Daniel Montgomery […]

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Cartoon Choi Lab Team!

July 25, 2014
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Drawings and photo by Nora Benavidez, and edits by Kristin.

Fun caricatures of the lab team, highlighting some fun traits and sayings. (Note, Michael is not actually a cyclops.)
Gloria Choi (and daughter), Han Kyoung Choe, Nora Benavidez, Natalie Soares, Michael Reed, and Kristin Wiseman […]

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Choi Lab Team Enjoys Annual Retreat

June 17, 2014
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For the first time, The McGovern Institute, Picower Institute, and Brain and Cognitive Science Department of MIT  combined their annual retreat to Cape Cod’s Seacrest Hotel. The  whole Choi Lab team sends a big thanks to the organizers for a weekend of fun in the sun, great […]

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Choi Lab Team Receives a Sweet Surprise!

May 20, 2014
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Delicious cupcakes were sent to the Choi Lab today from undergraduate student Ashley Park (currently on hiatus). The lab team thanks Ashley and hopes to see her again soon […]

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The Choi Lab Congratulates Michael Reed

April 2, 2014
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Rotating graduate student Michael Reed has been the recipient of an NSF Fellowship […]

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Human Frontiers Awards Post Doctoral Fellowship to Han Kyoung Choe

March 31, 2014
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The Choi Lab congratulates its Postdoctoral Fellow Han Kyoung Choe on being awarded a Post Doctoral Fellowship from Human Frontiers […]

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The Choi Lab Welcomes New Lab Manager

March 26, 2014
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The Choi Lab welcomes its new lab manager, Natalie Soares, to the team. Soares majored in Biotechnology at Rochester Institute of Technology and has a background in microbiology, tissue culture, and zebrafish embryo toxicology […]

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Nine MIT researchers win Sloan Research Fellowships

March 19, 2014
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Three neuroscientists, three chemists, two mathematicians, and an ocean scientist from MIT are among the 126 American and Canadian researchers awarded 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today.

New MIT-affiliated Sloan Research Fellows are: Gloria B. Choi, an assistant professor of brain and […]

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