Mathematical & Computational Biology Faculty

By modeling the biological world, we formalize verbal theories, generate testable hypotheses, and develop methods of data analysis. Within OEB, we are focussed primarily on evolutionary and ecological modeling.

Benjamin L. de Bivort

Benjamin L. de Bivort

  • Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

debivort@oeb.harvard.edu
de Bivort Lab

Evolution Faculty Behavior Faculty Mathematical and Computational Biology FacultyNeuroethology and Behavioral Ecology Faculty Physiology Faculty

Discovering why individuals behave uniquely by linking automated quantification of behavior to variation at the molecular, cellular and neural circuit levels

Michael M. Desai

Michael M. Desai

  • Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

mdesai@oeb.harvard.edu
Desai Lab

 

Evolution Faculty Mathematical and Computational Biology Faculty

How genetic variation is created and maintained; natural selection in asexual populations such as microbes and viruses

Scott Edwards

Scott V. Edwards

  • Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Curator of Ornithology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
  • Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology

sedwards@fas.harvard.edu
Edwards Lab

Evolution Faculty Behavior Faculty Biodiversity and Systematics FacultyMathematical and Computational Biology FacultyNeuroethology and Behavioral Ecology FacultyPopulation and Evolutionary Genetics Faculty

Evolutionary biology of birds and relatives, combining field, museum and genomics approaches to understand the basis of avian diversity, evolution and behavior

Gonzalo Giribet

Gonzalo Giribet

  • Professor Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
  • Curator-in-Charge of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology

ggiribet@g.harvard.edu
Giribet Lab

Evolution Faculty Biodiversity and Systematics FacultyEvolutionary Developmental Biology FacultyMathematical and Computational Biology Faculty

Evolution and biogeography of invertebrate animals, mainly arthropods and mollusks

David A. Haig

David A. Haig

  • George Putnam Professor of Biology

dhaig@oeb.harvard.edu
Haig Lab

Evolution Faculty Behavior Faculty Mathematical and Computational Biology FacultyNeuroethology and Behavioral Ecology Faculty

Maternal-fetal conflict in human pregnancy to the evolution of plant life cycles; genetic conflicts within individual organisms, as exemplified by genomic imprinting

Daniel L. Hartl

Daniel L. Hartl

  • Higgins Professor of Biology
  • Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

dhartl@oeb.harvard.edu
Hartl Lab

Evolution Faculty Mathematical and Computational Biology FacultyPopulation and Evolutionary Genetics Faculty

Interface between evolution, molecular biology and genomics

 

L. Mahadevan

L. Mahadevan

  • Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Professor of Physics
  • Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics (SEAS)

lm@seas.harvard.edu
The Applied Math Lab

Biomechanics Faculty Mathematical and Computational Biology FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Natural interface between physical and biological systems that arises in the context of collective biophysical and biomechanical behavior over a range of scales, from O(nm) to a O(cm)

 

Paul R. Moorcroft

Paul R. Moorcroft

  • Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

paul_moorcroft@harvard.edu
Moorcroft Lab

Ecology Faculty Mathematical and Computational Biology Faculty

Ecological dynamics of terrestrial plant communities and ecosystems; biosphere-atmosphere interactions; mechanistic models of animal movement

 

Martin A. Nowak

Martin A. Nowak

  • Professor of Mathematics and Biology
  • Director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics

Nowak Lab

Evolution Faculty Behavior Faculty Mathematical and Computational Biology FacultyPopulation and Evolutionary Genetics Faculty

Initiated the field of virus dynamics which led to quantitative understanding of HIV infection; evolution of cooperation

Pardis Sabeti

Pardis Sabeti

  • Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

pardis@broadinstitute.org
Sabeti Lab

 

Evolution Faculty Mathematical and Computational Biology FacultyPopulation and Evolutionary Genetics Faculty

Genomic signals and mechanisms of evolutionary adaptation in humans and microbial pathogens 

 

Mansi Srivastava

Mansi Srivastava

  • Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Curator of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology

mans@oeb.harvard.edu
Srivastava Lab

 

Evolution Faculty Biodiversity and Systematics FacultyEvolutionary Developmental Biology FacultyMathematical and Computational Biology Faculty

Wound response and stem cell biology during regeneration in an evolutionary framework

John Wakeley

John Wakeley

  • Professor Of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

wakeley@fas.harvard.edu
Wakeley Lab

 

Evolution Faculty Mathematical and Computational Biology FacultyPopulation and Evolutionary Genetics Faculty

Mathematical and statistical population genetics, especially coalescent theory