OEB News

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
Losos_NatureOEB Professor, Jonathan Losos' research on the island biogeography of the Anthropocene is featured on the cover of Nature. Full story
Sabeti LabOEB Professor, Pardis Sabeti and Stephen Gire, a researcher in the Sabeti lab, report in the Boston Globe how the U.S. can stop Ebola from spreading. Full story  
Stephen GireOEB Researcher Stephen Gire, a member of Pardis Sabeti's lab, was part of a panel discussion on Ebola at the Harvard School of Public Health. Gire, who studies the Ebola genome, has traveled to the epidemic nations of West Africa several times to conduct genetic research. Full story  
Phlox FlowerOEB Biologist Robin Hopkins and her research team have successfully demonstrated a method for measuring the strength of selection in favor of reproductive isolation in Phlox drummondii, helping scientists end a long and frustratingly difficult history of measuring reporductive isolation in the wildflowers. Full story  
HummingbirdOEB Biologist Maude Baldwin et al. have published a ground-breaking study in SCIENCE. The study (colorfully described here in the Washington Post) shows a link between the evolution of taste with that of diet. Specifically, hummingbirds have repurposed a savory taste receptor to respond to sugars, permitting them to occupy a whole new avian niche. Harvard Gazette

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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