OEB News

EV NautilusOEB Prof. Pete Girguis is aboard the EV Nautilus exploring the seafloor off the coast of Southern California. You can join Prof. Girguis and the crew LIVE! The EV Nautilus will be broadcasting live HD video from the seafloor until the expedition ends on August 9th, 2015.
Jonathan Losos-Anole LizardOEB Prof. Jonathan Losos studied virtually every known specimen of anole lizard fossilized in amber and discovered the lizard has maintained a stable ecological habitat for millions of years. The study, led by Emma Sherratt, former postdoctoral fellow in the Losos lab, is described in the current issue of Proceeding of the National Academy of SciencesFull Story.
landscapeOEB Prof. Andrew Richardson and Margaret Kosmala, postdoctoral fellow in the Richardson lab, have teamed up with colleagues at the National Ecological Observatory Network to create Season Spotter, a citizen-science project aimed to get internet users to help researchers analyze images of natural scenes and track climate change. Full story.
Michael DesaiCongratulations to OEB Professor, Michael Desai, for being awarded the 2015 Simons Investigators Award in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems. Full story.
Mary StoddardRicardo Perez de la Fuente, Postdoctoral Fellow in OEB Prof. Brian Farrell's lab, is part of a new international study that found pollination in an extinct group of flies preserved in Spanish amber for more than a hundred million years. Full story.
Mary StoddardMary Caswell Stoddard, Harvard Society Junior Fellow working in OEB Prof. Scott Edwards' lab, looks to engineering, computers, physics and genetics to crack the mystery of the egg's remarkable structure. Full story.
Pardis SabetiProf. Pardis Sabeti's latest paper in Cell describes the analysis of the data of the Ebola virus genomes sequenced by the global team and made publicly available during the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. Full story.
Pardis SabetiCongratulations to Prof. Pardis Sabeti for being selected one of twenty-six new HHMI Investigators. Full story.

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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