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Welcome to the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB)! Our core mission in OEB is to study biological diversity. As our name suggests, we recognize the organism as one of the most important levels of biological organization. But in OEB we take a multi-level, integrative approach to research and teaching, which spans the range of molecules, cells, organisms, populations, species, higher taxa, communities, and ecosystems. Our curriculum explores the many ways in which Life has solved complex problems posed by past and present environments. And, we offer a wide variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Upcoming Events

2017 Apr 20

OEB Seminar Series

4:00pm to 5:00pm


Biological Labs Main Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Avenue

Matthew Meselson
Harvard University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Title: "Are There Any Ancient Asexual Eukaryotes? Evidence of Sexuality and Atypical Meiosis in Bdelloid Rotifers"

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