Postdoctoral Fellow, Heidi Fisher (Hoekstra Lab) collaborated with L. Mahadevan to create a mathematical model that simulated swimming sperm showing that while groups of sperm don't swim faster, they do swim straighter, which actually increases their speed. Read more about Assembling the Ideal Sperm Swim Teams
Congratulations to Martha Munoz (Losos Lab), winner of the Raymond B. Huey Award for the Best Student Presentation in the Division of Ecology and Evolution at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology meetings in Austin.
Though it's often portrayed as a process that takes place over thousands of years, Yoel Stuart, a former graduate student in OEB, and Jonathan Losos discover rapid real-time evolution in the green anole lizard. Full story.
Stephen Gire, a researcher in the Sabeti lab, took part in 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