OEB News

Pardis SabetiOEB Professor, Pardis Sabeti, and Researcher Stephen Gire, receive honorable mention as 2014 Bostonians of the year for their work on Ebola Full story
Pardis SabetiOEB Professor, Pardis Sabeti, among Ebola fighters named Time's 'Person of the Year.' Full story
Sarah KocherA new study co-authored by Sarah Kocher (postdoc in OEB Prof. Naomi Pierce's lab) and Prof. Martin Nowak, finds that the slower 'eusocial' system in nature offers high risks and high rewards. Full story
Pardis SabetiOEB Professor, Pardis Sabeti, is a virus detective, sifting through genes in search of answers on Ebola.Full story
Peter GirguisOEB Professor, Peter Girguis, explores marine biology with Cambridge Rindge Latin High School Students.Full story
Losos LabThough it's often portrayed as a process that takes place over thousands of years, Yoel Stuart, a former graduate student in OEB, and Professor Jonathan Losos discover rapid real-time evolution in the green anole lizard.Full story
Sabeti Lab OEB Professor, Pardis Sabeti and researcher, Stephen Gire's work to sequence Ebola's genome and track its mutations is featured in the New Yorker Full story
Losos LabYoel Stuart, a former graduate student in OEB and Professor Jonathan Losos discover rapid real-time evolution in the green anole lizard. Full story
Hoekstra LabOEB Professor, Hopi Hoekstra's research on the genetics of animal architetures is featured in the November issue of Scientific American. Preview the 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.

Visit the Institute's website

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.

How to apply