L. Mahadevan and colleagues used developmental experiments, physical models, mathematical theory and computational models to determine what drives the characteristic looping form of the chick gut. Findings published in Nature.
L. Mahadevan studied the abstract artwork of Jackson Pollock and found Pollock's paintings are not accidental patterns, but show deliberateness as the artist explored the coiling aspects of fluid dynamics. The findings are published in Physics Today....
With deep sorrow we learned of the death of our colleague and friend, Navjot Sodhi. He was the 2008-09 Hrdy Fellow in Conservation Biology in OEB. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Tributes to Navjot Sodhi.
Dino Martins, recent PhD graduate from the Pierce Lab, received a 2011 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award. Martins has been recognized for investigating the crucial role that insects play in pollinating plants. Read more about his research and the award here.
Research conducted by Scott Edwards's former student, Anh-Thu Elaine Vo '08, has traced the rise of mercury pollution in endangered seabirds and highlighted the importance of museum collections as a time capsule concerning conditions on Earth over the past century. Full Story.
Anne Pringle selected as one of four recipients of this year's Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award. The Excellence in Mentoring Award was established by the Graduate Student Council in 1998-99 to honor those Harvard faculty members who truly go out of their way to mentor GSAS students. Full Story.
OEB graduate student Luke Mahler (Losos Lab) awarded the 2011 R.A. Fisher Prize by the Society for the Study of Evolution. The prize is awarded for an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation paper published in the journal Evolution.
Cori Bargmann delivers 2011 Prather Lectures March 29, 30, 31. Bargmann is a pioneer in the field of learning and memory behavioral genetics who has focused much of her work on the genetics and neurobiology of the worm, Caenorhabditis elegans.
Michael Desai named a 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. The two-year fellowship is awarded to researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
HarvardOEBIt's #tbt and we visit some work by one of our PhD Students that's still making headlines!
Roopkund Lake is a small body of water nestled deep in the Himalayan mountains miles above sea level. The Lake sits… t.co/NlrkFuvCwt
HarvardOEBNew research by Bence Ölvecsky and Postdoc, Ashesh Dhawale, suggests errors resulting from variability in motor function is a feature, not a bug, of our nervous system and play a critical role in learning. The study… t.co/FZUZ8Z9zRu