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OEB Graduate Students Receive 2016 Derek Bok Certificate of Distinction in Teaching

March 10, 2017

Congratulations to OEB Graduate students awarded the Fall and Spring 2016 Derek Bok Center Certificates of Distinction in Teaching!

Fall 2016:  John Boyle (OEB 155R), Liming Cai (OEB 59), Samuel Church (OEB 115), Benjamin Goulet (OEB 50), Philip Grayson (OEB 125), Danny Haelewaters (OEB 54), Ambika Kamath (OEB 210), Clara Levy (OEB 10), Ya Min (OEB 50), and Kira Treibergs (OEB 10).

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OEB Graduate Students Awarded NSF DDIG Grants

March 3, 2017

Congratulations to OEB graduate students Tauana Cunha (Giribet Lab), "Integrative Research in Gastropods: Phylogeny and Shell Shape Evolution", Mara Laslo (Hanken Lab), "Evaluating the Role of Thyroid Hormone in Embryonic Limb Development in Direct-Developing Frogs", Brianna McHorse (Biewener Lab), "Macroevolutionary Drivers of Digit Reduction in Fossil Horses'", and Zach Morris (S.


Congratulations to the Harvard SACNAS Branch for Receiving HILS Funding!

February 24, 2017

Congratulations to the Harvard Branch of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) for receiving HILS funding to work with underrepresented minority high school students to improve their understanding of careers in STEM fields! The Harvard SACNAS branch is led by OEB PhD students Jasmin Camacho (Hoekstra Lab), Clara Meaders, (Kramer Lab), and Mary Salcedo (Mahadevan Lab).


The Giribet Lab Sheds Light on The Opiliones Tree of Life

February 23, 2017

Postdocs, Rosa Fernandez and Ana Lucia Tourinho, former graduate student, Prashant P. Sharma and Gonzalo Giribet used transcriptomics on the broadest taxonomic sampling to shed light on the harvestmen (Opiliones) interrelationships.  As well, they pieced together an overview of the general biogeographic patterns of the ancient arthropod group that dates back at least to the times of Pangea.

Scientists from the Nautilus exploration vessel found this bright purple orb near California's Channel Islands. E/V Nautilus/Screen shot by NPR

Gonzalo Giribet and Graduate Student Vanessa Knutson Investigate Mysterious Pacific Ocean Organism

July 28, 2016

Gonzalo Giribet and graduate student, Vanessa Knutson are investigating a mysterious purple organism recently found in the Pacific Ocean near California's Channel Islands by E/V Nautilus researchers. The Nautilus team sent samples to Professor Giribet at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, where he is working with Vanessa Knutson to identify the organism. The story is featured on NPR. Photo credit: NOAA