Lab News

    Congratulations to Emily Kay who successfully defended her PhD thesis (8/14)
    Congratulations to postdoc Heidi Fisher on her paper demonstrating the fitness benefit of sperm cooperation and featured in National Geographic online (07/14)
    Congratulations to undergraduate Ariana Kam whose "Genetics of Mouse Burrowing" animation was recognized by Harvard's Program in General Education and awarded a Special Mention for the Conant Prize (07/14)
    Hopi Hoekstra is named a Harvard College Professor, a 5-year chair to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching - full story in the Harvard Gazette (6/14)
    Undergraduate Ariana Kam's video animation on burrowing highlighted by Scientific American (05/14)

 

  • Postdoc Sarah Kocher's research is featured in the Simons Foundation Quanta Magazine (05/14)
  • Congratulations to Melisa Noregia for being awarded a Mary Gordon Roberts Summer MBB Fellowship (04/14)
  • Congratulations to Hiller Metz for being awarded an AAUW 2014-2015 American Dissertation Fellowship (04/14)
  • Congratulations to Emily Jacobs-Palmer for winning the Derek Bok Teaching award, which recognizes five outstanding teaching assistants and comes with a $1000 prize (04/14)
  • Congratulations to Heidi Fisher who accepted a faculty position in the Biology Department at University of Maryland, to start in July 2015 (03/14)
  • Congratulations to juniors Young-Mi Kwon and Tess Linden for being awarded Herschel-Smith Summer Research Fellowships (03/14)
  • Congratulations to freshman Lorena Benitez who was awarded a PRISE Fellowship to conduct summer research (02/14)
  • Hopi Hoekstra was recently appointed an Associate Member of the Broad Institute. (10/13)
  • Rowan Barrett's work is featured in this week's Science. (07/13)
  • Congratulations to Heidi Fisher for getting a Pathway to Independence - K99/R00 Award from the NIH. (07/13)
  • Listen to a short radio interview about the Hoekstra Lab at UCSF's Carry the One Radio. (07/13)
  • Congratulations to Emily Jacobs-Palmer for being awarded the Hamilton Award for best student talk at the 2013 Evolution Meeting. (06/13)
  • Hopi Hoekstra gives the 2013 Commencement address for the Integrative Biology Department at UC Berkeley. (05/13)
  • Congratulations to another successful year for the Hoekstra Lab Wondergrads. (05/13)
  • Congratulations to Emily Kay for being awarded the George W. Barlow Award from the Animal Behavior Society. (05/13)
  • Hopi Hoekstra was named an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Read the announcement and profile. (05/13)
  • Hopi Hoekstra gives a public lecture for One Day University in Providence, Rhode Island. (04/13)
  • Congratulations to Rowan Barrett for being awarded the Dobzhansky Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution. (04/13)
  • New research from the Hoekstra Lab in Science shows how one gene with many mutations can affect mouse survival in the wild. (03/13)
  • Hopi Hoekstra's profile in the New York Times includes a video interview. You can also listen to Hopi talking about mice burrowing on Nature Podcast and Groks Science Show. (02/13)
  • Congratulations to Marie Manceau who is now a PI at the College de France in Paris. (02/13)
  • Jesse Weber and Brant Peterson's work on the genetics of mouse behavior published in Nature is featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, Science Now and Nature News. (01/13)
  • On January 6th, following French tradition, graduate student Nicole Bedford and postdoc Brant Peterson became the new lab King and Queen. (01/13)
  • Congratulations to Wenfei Tong who succesfully defended her dissertation and started a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge, UK. (12/12)
  • Wenfei Tong cares about Mus Spicilegus and in her Current Biology Quick Guide she explains why you should too. (10/12) PDF
  • Postdoc Vera Domingues recently accepted a position to join the Biological Sciences Editorial team at Nature. Starting in December 2012, she will be responsible for the areas of Ecology and Evolution (10/12).
  • Lab members Brant Peterson, Jesse Weber, Emily Kay and Heidi Fisher developed an inexpensive method to identify and genotype SNPs in model and non-model species. (05/12) PDF , protocol and code
  • Postdoc Rowan Barrett accepted a faculty position as the Canada Research Chair of Biodiversity Research at McGill University. Starting in the Fall of 2013, he will build a lab group focused on investigating the ecological and evolutionary consequences of adaptation.
  • Graduate students Emily Jacobs-Palmer and Hillery Metz both received a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. (03/12)
  • Postdoc Rowan Barrett was awarded the Young Investigator Prize from The American Society of Naturalists. (02/12)
  • Postdocs Andres Bendesky, Rowan Barrett and Jean-Marc Lassance are awarded the Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship, the NSERC Banting Fellowship and the Human Frontiers in Science Postdoctoral Fellowsip, respectively. (01/12)
  • Postdoc Ricardo Mallarino was named a finalist for the Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. (01/12)
  • Graduate students Hillery Metz and Evan Kingsley were awarded Chapman Research Funds for their work on the genetics of burrowing and climbing behavior, respectively. (01/12)
  • Postdoc Jean-Marc Lassance was awarded an EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship. (11/11)
  • Current work by Rowan Barrett is featured in a recent New York Times article. (08/11)
  • Postdoc Rowan Barrett wins the John Maynard Smith Prize from the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. (08/11)
  • Research by Marie Manceau, Vera Domingues and Ricardo Mallarino on color pattern evolution was featured on MSNBC, the UK Daily Mail and the cover of SCIENCE. (02/11)
  • PhD student Hillery Metz is awarded a Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics Scholarship. (05/11)
  • Postdocs Heidi Fisher, Sarah Kocher and Gilberto Bento are awarded MCZ Putnam Expeditionary Grants. (04/11)
  • Postdoc Vera Domingues received the International Travel Award from The Society for the Study of Evolution (to present work at the 13th ESEB Congress in Tubingen). (04/11)
  • Postdoc Rowan Barrett receives the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for the graduate student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the doctoral degree. (04/11)
  • PhD student Emily Kay receives a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. (04/11)
  • Postdoc Rowan Barrett receives the University of British Columbia Faculty of Science Prize. (02/11)
  • Postdoc Rowan Barrett receives the Howard Alper Prize, which is given to the top Postdoctoral Candidate in Canada. (06/10)
  • Congrats to Krzysztof (Chris) Kozak for receiving The Hoopes Prize for his Senior Thesis and The Herchel Smith Postgraduate Scholarship to attend Cambridge University. (05/10)
  • Research by Heidi Fisher on sperm cooperation was featured in National Geographic News. (04/10)
  • Q & A with Hopi Hoekstra in Current Biology. (04/10)
  • Listen to Hopi Hoekstra on AAAS Science Update talk about cooperative behavior of sperm. (02/10)
  • Listen to Heidi Fisher on NPR talk about her research on the discriminating behavior of mouse sperm. (01/10)
  • Work by Heidi Fisher on the ability of sperm to discriminate and cooperate with closely related sperm was featured in Nature News, ScienceNow, NPR, AAAS and the Harvard Gazette. (01/10)
  • Congrats to Hillery Metz, Jesse Weber and Wenfei Tong for receiving Mind-Brain-Behavior Research Awards . (01/10)
  • Listen to Hopi Hoekstra on WRKO Radio talk about the evidence for evolution. (01/10)
  • Work on lizard color with Erica Rosenblum is featured in the New York Times. (01/10)
  • Listen to Hopi Hoekstra on NSF's Evolution of Evolution Website Feature talk about natural selection. (11/09)
  • Listen to Hopi Hoekstra on CBC's Radio Quirks & Quarks about venom evolution. (11/09)
  • Congrats to Jesse Weber for receiving Chapman Research Funds for his work on burrowing behavior. (11/09)
  • Yael Aminetzach's research on the evolution of venom was featured in Harvard Gazette. (10/09)
  • Hoekstra Lab research is featured as a 4-page News Focus in Science. (09/09)
  • Work by Catherine Linnen and Evan Kingsley on the genetics of rapid adaptation featured in the BBC Science News, The New Scientist, and The Daily Telegraph . (08/09)
  • Listen to Hopi Hoekstra on NPR Science Minutes about Mammals in Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. (08/09).
  • Hoekstra Lab research featured at the Max Planck Society meeting on Evolutionary Biology. (07/09)
  • Congrats to Jesse Weber for receiving the Hamilton Prize , best student paper at the Evolution 2009 Meeting. (06/09)
  • Watch an interview with Hopi Hoekstra about research on beach mice. (06/09)
  • Yael Aminetzach's research on the evolution of venom was featured in The Washington Post. (06/09)
  • Congrats to Emily Kay for receiving a Mind-Brain-Behavior Research Award . (05/09)
  • Congrats to Jesse Weber for receiving a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant . (04/09)
  • Congrats to Emily Kay for receiving a NSF Predoctoral Fellowship. (04/09)
  • Hoekstra Lab research on beach mice is featured in National Geographic Magazine. (02/09)
  • Hoekstra and Nachman's research on crytpic coloration in mice is featured in Smithsonian Magazine. (02/09)
  • Congrats to Yael Aminetzach for receiving a 10-year Fredrico Foundation Fellowship . (11/08)
  • Congrats to Brant Peterson for receiving a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship.(06/08)
  • Congrats to Heidi Fisher for receiving a 3-year NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship. (05/08)
  • Congrats to Jesse Weber for receiving an Honorable Mention for his poster at the annual AAAS meeting. (05/08)
  • Congrats to Emily Kay for receiving a Grants-in-Aid Award from the American Society of Mammalogists. (05/08)
  • Congrats to Emily Kay and Evan Kingsley for each receiving an Honorable Mention NSF Predoctoral Fellowship. (04/08)
  • Welcome to Emily Jacobs-Palmer who joins the lab with a NSF Predoctoral Fellowship. (03/08)
  • Congrats to Vera Domingues for receiving a 2-year FCT Postdoctoral Fellowship from Portugal . (02/08)
  • Congrats to Catherine Linnen for receiving a 3-year NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship. (05/07)
  • Congrats to Wenfei Tong and Evan Kingsley for each receiving a Grants-in-Aid Award from the American Society of Mammalogists. (05/07)
  • Leslie Turner is now a postdoc in Diethard Tautz's lab at the Max Plank Institute in Ploen, Germany. (04/07)
  • Congrats to Evan Kingsley for receiving a Honorable Mention for a NSF Predoctoral Fellowship. (04/07)
  • Welcome to Emily Kay who will join the lab as a new graduate student in the Fall 2007. (03/07)
  • Undergraduate Ed Chuong decided to pursue his Ph.D. in the Genetics Dept at Stanford University. (03/07)
  • Hoekstra Lab research contributes to one of SCIENCE's Breakthroughs of the Year. (01/07)
  • Congrats to Sacha Vignieri for being awarded an Alexander Agassiz Fellowship in Oceanography and Zoology . (01/07)
  • The Hoekstra Lab is moving to the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Department at Harvard University.