Andrew Knoll and a Chinese team discover centimetre-scale life forms, preserved in mudstones from the Yanshan area in north China, are dated to 1.56 billion years ago. The findings, published in Nature Communications, say the fossils show complex life on Earth formed more than 1.5 billion years ago, much earlier than was previously thought. BBC News Story.
Cassandra Extavour's newest study in Development upends the historical view of maternal inheritance as the most common method for creating germ cells, and finds a number of animals use a cell-to-cell signaling mechanism to trigger the production of germ cells. Full Story.
Congratulations to Mansi Srivastava, named a Searle Scholar for her work, Identifying Mechanisms for Stem Cell Regulation by Wound-induced Signals!
Congratulations to Bence Ölveczky, winner of the 2016 Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research! Prof. Ölveczky will present his award-winning work on Tuesday, April 12 at 3:00pm in University Hall, Faculty Room.
Congratulations to Gonzalo Giribet, awarded the 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in the field of Organismic Biology and Ecology. Full Story
OEB is currently accepting applications for the Hrdy Visiting Fellowship for both the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years. Please visit Harvard ARIeS for more information.
OEB Faculty Spotlight
OEB Research in Focus
Current Research Areas
- Biodiversity & Systematics
- Biology of Marine Systems
- Biomechanics & Physiology
- Mathematical & Computational Biology
- Neuroethology & Behavioral Ecology
- Population & Evolutionary Genetics
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 PartnersThe 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.
The OEB concentration provides opportunities for students to study biological diversity in the field, whether close to home or abroad.
OEB Graduate students participate in collaborative forefront research in their chosen area of study.