Hopi Hoekstra awarded the "Spark Award" from the Women in Science Harvard Radcliffe (WiSHR) for "continually inspiring young women in science." Nominees are chosen by votes from members of the Harvard undergraduate community. WiSHR is a student-run organization for undergraduate women engaged in science at Harvard College.
Work from the Extavour Lab suggests that BMP signaling may underlie the evolution of reproductive cells in the last common ancestor of animals. Read the original article in Proceedings of the Royal Academy of the USA.
Peter Girguis is partnering with the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School on the Marine Science Internship program at Harvard. The program provides a transformative research experience for local high school students. Learn more about this exciting program here.
Congratulations to graduating senior, Tanner Strickland who won the Hoopes Prize for his thesis, "Lizards bridging the gap: Phylogeography of the Puerto Rican Crested Anole (Anolis cristatellus) across the Puerto Rican Bank.”
Work from the Extavour Lab shows that evolutionary changes in insulin signaling underlie differential reproductive capacity between species of fruit flies, and that the same mechanism also explains why different species show distinct changes in reproductive capacity when faced with changing nutritional conditions. Read the original article in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
Do you have extra office supplies? An extra desktop printer in working condition? Or are you looking to save some money and the planet? Check out the Freecycle area in the OEB Administration Office! Have supplies - leave 'em! Need supplies - take 'em!
OEB community members can now deposit many kinds of waste in collection bins located outside the MCZ Mailroom, the first floor of MCZ Labs, and the HUH Mailroom! Download a poster here. Find out more...
We are excited to announce that we recently rolled out a composting pilot program in the MCZ Labs building! Working with the FAS Green Labs Program, OEB Administration, the OEB Building Operations Team, and Custodial Services we were able to expand the pilot program that began in the BioLabs and Hoffman Labs. We anticipate a successful program that we will be able to rollout to other OEB-...
Celine championed Green Lab Certification for the Hoekstra Lab and now adds her extensive knowledge of lab environments to Jeannette's office environment knowledge to help lead the OEB Green Team toward continued success.
Congratulations to graduate student, Martha Munoz (Losos Lab), winner of this year's 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.
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