Losos_HHMI Video

Jonathan Losos's "The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree" Video on HHMI

November 25, 2013

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has released a new short film, The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree, featuring Jonathan Losos. Shot on location in the Caribbean, Losos demonstrates the traits that enable dozens of anole species to adapt to different vertical niches in the forest. The film is part of the Bio-interactive series of resources for science teachers and students.

L. Mahadevan Aids in Discovering How the Gut Gets Its Villi

August 29, 2013

L. Mahadevan helped develop a computational model that provides a mechanistic understanding of the formation of villi, the folded elaborations of the lining of the gut, essential for providing sufficient surface area for nutrient absorption. The paper describing the work was published in Science.

Hopi Hoekstra Selected HHMI Fellow

Hopi Hoekstra Selected as HHMI Investigator

May 9, 2013

Hopi Hoekstra has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator. Through its flagship Investigator Program, HHMI helps to advance biomedical research and science education in the United States. This prestigeous honor provides the flexible support necessary to move an investigator's research in creative new directions over time and encourages risk taking.

Arkhat Abzhanov

Arkhat Abzhanov Named 2013-14 Grass Fellow

May 25, 2013

Arkhat Abzhanov named the 2013-14 Grass Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. His research project is entitled "Evolution of the Animal Face: From Principles to Mechanisms." Radcliffe Institute fellows are accomplished individuals in an array of fields who pursue independent projects within a rich, multidisciplinary environment.