Postdoctoral Fellow, Heidi Fisher (Hoekstra Lab) collaborated with L. Mahadevan to create a mathematical model that simulated swimming sperm showing that while groups of sperm don't swim faster, they do swim straighter, which actually increases their speed. The study was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B was featured in...
Congratulations to Martha Munoz (Losos Lab), winner of the Raymond B. Huey Award for the Best Student Presentation in the Division of Ecology and Evolution at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology meetings in Austin.
Though it's often portrayed as a process that takes place over thousands of years, Yoel Stuart, a former graduate student in OEB, and Jonathan Losos discover rapid real-time evolution in the green anole lizard. Full story.
Stephen Gire, a researcher in the Sabeti lab, took part in a panel discussion on Ebola at the Harvard School of Public Health. Gire, who studies the Ebola genome has traveled to the epidemic nations of West Africa several times to conduct genetic research. ...
HarvardOEBOne evolutionary debate is whether evolutionary complexity is the result of random variations, or if there are evolutionary processes that act uniformly across clades
Stephanie Pierce and Postdoc Katrina Jones… t.co/J3RXZ4NVgG
MCZpaleoHow does biological complexity arise? #mczvertpaleo Stephanie Pierce & Katrina Jones tackle this using the complex mammalian spine as an evolutionary example. Data show major shifts in spine complexity are associated with increases in aerobic capacity! @MCZHarvard@HarvardOEBt.co/xjSQ7Z9XNL