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.Read more about OEB Graduate Students Awarded NSF DDIG Grants
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).
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. Read more about The Giribet Lab Sheds Light on The Opiliones Tree of Life
Colloquy, the GSAS alumni magazine, featured an in-depth interview with Graduate student, Callin Switzer (Hopkins Lab) whose PhD work centers around "buzz pollination" -- an unusual method used by bumblebees and other select bee species to liberate pollen from a flower's male anther and in doing so creates a "buzz."
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