Biomechanics Faculty

We employ physical, chemical and engineering principles to analyze the way organisms function and to shed light on the ecological significance and evolutionary history of organismal design. We perform both laboratory and field experiments using a range of species, from microbes to plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates.

Andrew A. Biewener

Andrew A. Biewener 

  • Charles P. Lyman Professor of Biology

abiewener@oeb.harvard.edu
Biewener Lab
Concord Field Station

Evolution FacultyBiomechanics FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Comparative biomechanics of mammalian and avian locomotion; neuromuscular control of movement during walking and running, as well as during flight

Peter R. Girguis

Peter R. Girguis

  • Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

pgirguis@oeb.harvard.edu
Girguis Lab

Ecology FacultyBiomechanics FacultyBiodiversity and Systematics FacultyBiology of Marine Systems FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Physiology and biochemistry of deep sea microorganisms, emphasis on carbon and nitrogen metabolism, to better understand their role in mediating local and global biogeochemical cycles; physiological relationships between microbes and animals in natural systems

Noel Michele Holbrook

Noel Michele Holbrook

  • Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry
  • Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

holbrook@oeb.harvard.edu
Holbrook Lab

Ecology FacultyBiomechanics FacultyBiodiversity and Systematics FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Physics and physiology of vascular transport in plants with the goal of understanding how constraints on the movement of water and solutes between soil and leaves influences ecological and evolutionary processes

George V. Lauder

George V. Lauder

  • Henry Bryant Bigelow Professor of Ichthyology
  • Curator of Ichthyology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
  • Professor of Biology

glauder@oeb.harvard.edu
Lauder Lab

Evolution FacultyBiomechanics FacultyBiodiversity and Systematics FacultyBiology of Marine Systems FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Biorobotics and evolution of fishes

L. Mahadevan

L. Mahadevan

  • Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Professor of Physics
  • Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics (SEAS)

lm@seas.harvard.edu
The Applied Math Lab

Biomechanics FacultyMathematical and Computational Biology FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Natural interface between physical and biological systems that arises in the context of collective biophysical and biomechanical behavior over a range of scales, from O(nm) to a O(cm)

Stephanie E. Pierce

Stephanie E. Pierce

  • Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology

spierce@oeb.harvard.edu
Stephanie Pierce Lab

Evolution FacultyBehavior FacultyBiomechanics FacultyPaleobiology Faculty

Assessing link between form and function of the vertebrate skeletal system – especially with respect to muscle/skeletal interactions during feeding and locomotor behaviors in modern and extinct animals