2012

Michael Russello Named 2012-13 Hrdy Visiting Fellow

December 29, 2012

Michael Russello named 2012-1013 Hrdy Visiting Fellow in Conservation Biology. The fellowship is awarded to an individual who will engage in scientific study and work in the Department of Organismic and Evolutonary Biology.

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Graduate Student, Ben Ewen-Campen and Cassandra Extavour Solves Biological Germ Cell Mystery

December 10, 2012

Research in the Extavour Lab finds that a gene that acts as "master regulator" of germ cell development originally evolved to play a role in the nervous system rather than in reproduction. Graduate student Ben Ewen-Campen was the first author of this study that shows that this gene arose much earlier in evolution than previously suspected. Read the original article in Current Biology , a … Read more about Graduate Student, Ben Ewen-Campen and Cassandra Extavour Solves Biological Germ Cell Mystery

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Hopi Hoekstra Receives First Estela Medrano Award

September 22, 2012

Hopi Hoekstra receives First Estela Medrano Award for excellence in aging research. The award honors the memory and work of Dr. Estela Medrano a professor at the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine and an internationally recognized expert in the regulation of aging and cancer development of human melanocytes, who died tragically in August 2010.

The award was announced at the American Society for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR) Meeting on September… Read more about Hopi Hoekstra Receives First Estela Medrano Award

Kirsten Bomblies and Cassandra Extavour Nominated for HGWISE

July 15, 2012

Kirsten Bomblies and Cassandra Extavour nominated for the 2012 Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE) Mentor of the Year Award. The HGWISE Mentoring Program pairs female graduate students with female faculty in order to promote strong mentoring relationships and nurture a new generation of scientists.

Photographs of the skull of a baby Coelophysis (left), a small dinosaur from the late Triassic, and the skull of Archaeopteryx (right), thought to be one of the earliest birds. © Harvard/B.-A. Bhullar.

Graduate Student, Bhart-Anjan Bhullar's Study Receives Mass Media Coverage

June 4, 2012

Research in the Abzhanov Lab finds that a change in developmental timing was crucial in the evolutionary shift from dinosaurs to birds. Graduate student Bhart-Anjan Bhullar was the first author on a paper that has been receiving a lot of attention in the scientific and popular press. Read more in Naturethe Harvard Gazette, … Read more about Graduate Student, Bhart-Anjan Bhullar's Study Receives Mass Media Coverage

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