Ben de Bivort'slatest paper in Evolution combines computational modeling and lab experiments on Drosophila to find that variability in temperature and light preference likely reflects a bet-hedging strategy to counter seasonal fluctuations.
Congratulations to OEB graduate student, Tauana Cunha (Giribet Lab) for receiving the Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) from the Society of Systematic Biologists for her project, "Resolving the deep relationships of gastropods with transcriptomics."
Bence Ölveczky'slatest study published today in Nature shows for the first time that acute manipulations of specific brain regions can have strikingly different effects than permanent lesions of the same areas. Full Story.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History's new Marine Life gallery features the research work of OEB Profs. Peter Girguis, James McCarthy, Gonzalo Giribetand Colleen Cavanugh. MCZ Director and OEB Prof., James Hanken says the new gallery, which took three years to make, celebrates marine science at Harvard and provides a connection to the public and the issues facing the oceans. ...
Congratulations to OEB graduate student, Stephen Klosterman (Richardson Lab), for receiving the Ecological Society of America's W.D. and S.M. Billings Award for his talk, "Bridging the organism and landscape scales of deciduous forest phenology using an unmanned aerial vehicle, PhenoCam, and remote sensing" at the 2015 ESA meeting. Full Story.
Congratulations to OEB graduate students, postdocs and associates awarded the Spring 2015 Derek Bok Certificates of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching!
Certificates of Distinction for TFs, TAs and CAs: Nicole Bedford (OEB 57), Glenna Clifton (OEB 53), Tauana Cunha (OEB 51), Seth Donoughe (OEB 57), Clara Levy (OEB 52), Thomas Powell (OEB 55), Bruno Souza de Medeiros (OEB 141), Joel Vitti (OEB 242), Jingyi Yu (OEB 223) and Xuemei Zhai (OEB 118)
Certificates of Excellence for Lecturers and Preceptors: Andrew Berry...
Colleen Cavanaugh one of 48 research experts from 50 different scientific organizations who have published a paper in Science calling on the United States government to launch a cross-agency and cross-institutional program to provide support for microbiome 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