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[2 Sep 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Ilana Cohen on Jeopardy

On June 10, 2010, MCB’s own Ilana Cohen, a third year student in the Salama laboratory, appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy. Facing stiff competition in the first round, in which the leader jumped ahead by over $4000 due to his knowledge of 1970s sitcoms, Ilana came back in the double Jeopardy section of the show and answered the final Jeopardy question correctly, finishing only $200 behind the winner. Overall, Ilana had a very impressive showing, finishing with $18,601 and taking home a well-deserved $2000 reward.
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[1 Sep 2010 | 1,254 Comments | ]
Announcing the 2010 Molecular and Cellular Biology Symposium

Ever wonder why your skin is not your brain? It’s not such an odd question; both body parts derive from the same germ layers of your embryonic self. In your early beginnings, the cells that give rise to your skin look and act the same as those that give rise to your nervous system. They have the exact same information stored in their genetic code. Why your skin is not your brain: bioplasticity.