OEB News

Pardis SabetiCongratulations to Prof. Pardis Sabeti for being selected one of twenty-six new HHMI Investigators. Full story.
Benjamin de BivortProf. Benjamin de Bivort's two latest studies in PNAS on genetically identical fruit flies raised under the same conditions creates a biological map of what makes individuals unique. Full story.
Harvard Horizons 2015OEB Ph.D. students, Lenora Bittleson, in Prof. Naomi Pierce's lab and Shane Campbell-Staton, in Prof. Jonathan Losos's lab, are two of the seven graduate students chosen to present their work at the Harvard Horizons Symposium. Full story.
Shane Campbell-StatonShane Campbell-Staton Ph.D. student in Jonathan Losos's lab, discusses natural selection during Harvard Horizons Symposium. Full story.
Andrew KnollCongratulations to OEB Professor, Andrew Knoll for being elected a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society. Full story.
Brian FarrellOEB Professor, Brian Farrell makes a home fit for a king in Memorial Hall for peregrine falcons. Full story.
Scott EdwardsCongratulations to OEB Professor, Scott Edwards for being elected into the National Academy of Sciences. Full story.
Cockatiels Wind TunnelThe work of OEB Professor, Andrew Biewener and his former postdoc, David Williams, to understand how birds navigate a cluttered environment could open the door to new ways to program drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles to avoid similar obstacles. Full story.
Pardis SabetiOEB Professor, Pardis Sabeti chosen as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People for her critically important work during the Ebola epidemic. Full story.
Elizabeth WolkovichOEB Professor, Elizabeth Wolkovich researches the impact of climate change on vineyards. Full story.
nsf_grfpCongratulations to OEB graduate students, Caitlin Baker (Giribet Lab), Julia Cosgrove (Giribet Lab) and Jessica Panzarino (Girguis Lab) who received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program award.

OEB Faculty Spotlight

OEB Research in Focus

Current Research Areas

Groundbreaking research in the life sciences is now more interdisciplinary than ever and it is often the case that OEB faculty work in more than one of these areas.

OEB Strategic Partners

The Broad Institute is a research collaboration of MIT and Harvard, created to bring the power of genomics to medicine. Colleen Cavanaugh, Dan Hartl, Maryellen Ruvolo, and Pardis Sabetiare associate members of the institute.

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Undergraduate Study

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The OEB concentration provides opportunities for students to study biological diversity in the field, whether close to home or abroad.

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Graduate Program

OEB Graduate students participate in collaborative forefront research in their chosen area of study.

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