OEB News

Andrew RichardsonOEB Prof. Andrew Richardson has built a high-tech forest to help teach about global warming. Full story
Scott EdwardsCongratulations to OEB Prof. Scott Edwards for receiving the 2015 Elliot Coues Award from the American Ornithologists Union. Full story
Martin NowakOEB Prof. Martin Nowak has collaborated with Edinburgh and John Hopkins Universities to create 3D models of solid tumors that explain the evolution of cancer cells. The study is described in the current issue of NatureFull story
IT bandFormer OEB grad student, Carolyn Eng, and OEB Prof. Andrew Biewener have co-authored two studies, in the Journal of Experimental Biology and the Journal of Biomechanics, that examine how the iliotibial (IT) band stores and releases elastic energy to make walking and running more efficient. Full Story.
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.

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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