2021

Dwayne Evans

Dwayne Evans Awarded Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

July 22, 2021

Congratulations to PhD candidate Dwayne Evans (Harvard Medical School Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD Program, Cassandra Extavour, Advisor) awarded a 2021 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

The fellowship, administered by the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, seeks to increase the...

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In Memoriam: Richard Lewontin 1929-2021

July 9, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we share the news that OEB Professor Richard (Dick) Lewontin died on Sunday, July 4th, he was 92. Professor Lewontin is considered one of the most brilliant population geneticists and pioneered the study of genetic variation among humans and other animals. He was a much loved and respected member of the department as well as more broadly at Harvard and, indeed, worldwide.

Professor Lewontin retired in 2003, but remained active until recent years. He...

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Richard J. Knecht

Richard Knecht

May 4, 2021

Congratulations to PhD candidate Richard Knecht (Ortega-Hernández Lab) awarded the 2021 Arete Fellowship.

Harvard Effective Altruism established the Arete Fellowship to equip Harvard students with the knowledge to do good in the world more effectively and the tools to think critically about their career ambitions. Arete Fellows join Harvard Effective Altruism for a 9 week fellowship based on weekly readings, discussions, socials, writing, research, and more.

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Resting Buds courtesy of Kristel Schoonderwoerd

More Species of Trees with Naked Resting Buds than Previously Believed

May 24, 2021

The bud scales of resting buds (buds that form at the end of a growth season which lie dormant until the next growth season) of temperate trees are thought to provide essential winter protection. However naked buds (buds without bud scales) are often considered rare occurrences in temperate climates.

In a study in New Phytologist PhD candidate Kristel Schoonderwoerd (Friedman Lab) and Ned...

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Misha Gupta

Misha Gupta Awarded India Fellowship

February 2, 2021

Congratulations to PhD candidate Misha Gupta (Desai Lab) awarded Fellowship for Students from India. The award is granted to highly accomplished students pursuing studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

The fellowships are funded by the government of India in recognition of the accomplishments of Harvard Professor of Economics and Philosophy and Thomas W. Lamont University Professor Amartya Sen and his work for social and economic justice across the globe. It also recognizes the work of Harvard’s South Asia Initiative toward establishing Harvard as a locus...

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Kristel Schoonderwoerd

Kristel Schoonderwoerd Awarded Philip Hofer Prize

May 3, 2021

Congratulations to PhD candidate Kristel Schoonderwoerd (Friedman Lab) awarded Harvard Library's Philip Hofer Prize for her essay, "Winter twig keys: Manuals for tracing time".

The Philip Hofer prize is awarded each year to a student or students whose collections of books or works of art best reflect the traditions of breadth, coherence, and imagination exemplified by Philip Hofer, A.B.'21, L.H.D. '67, ...

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Ben Goulet-Scott and Jacob Suissa

Ben Goulet-Scott and Jacob Suissa Awarded ESEB's Outreach Initiative Fund

March 1, 2021

Congratulations to PhD candidates Ben Goulet-Scott (Hopkins Lab) and Jacob Suissa (Friedman Lab) awarded funding through the European Society for Evolutionary Biology's Outreach Initiative Fund for their outreach project, "Let's Botanize"!

The ESEB Outreach Initiative Fund is for projects that promote evolution-related activities that help improve public knowledge about evolution globally. "Let's Botanize"  (@letsbotanize) is an...

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Amaneet Lochab Awarded Harvard GSAS Merit Fellowship

Amaneet Lochab Awarded Harvard GSAS Merit Fellowship

April 21, 2021
Congratulations to PhD candidate Amaneet Lochab (Extavour Lab) awarded the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Merit Fellowship for her proposal, "Germ cell migration through a developing embryo".

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