Physiology Faculty

We work to understand how organisms function at the molecular, cellular, and organ-systems levels, with a focus on the ecological and evolutionary aspects of physiology. OEB has a strong program in biomechanics and physiology, with expertise in microbes, plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates, and has a wide array of facilities for studying organismal function in the laboratory and in the field.

Andrew A. Biewener

Andrew A. Biewener 

  • Charles P. Lyman Professor of Biology

abiewener@oeb.harvard.edu
Biewener Lab
Concord Field Station

Evolution FacultyBiomechanics FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Comparative biomechanics of mammalian and avian locomotion; neuromuscular control of movement during walking and running, as well as during flight

 

Benjamin L. de Bivort

Benjamin L. de Bivort

  • Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

debivort@oeb.harvard.edu
de Bivort Lab

Evolution FacultyBehavior FacultyMathematical and Computational Biology FacultyNeuroethology and Behavioral Ecology FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Discovering why individuals behave uniquely by linking automated quantification of behavior to variation at the molecular, cellular and neural circuit levels

Peter R. Girguis

Peter R. Girguis

  • Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

pgirguis@oeb.harvard.edu
Girguis Lab

Ecology FacultyBiomechanics FacultyBiodiversity and Systematics FacultyBiology of Marine Systems FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Physiology and biochemistry of deep sea microorganisms, emphasis on carbon and nitrogen metabolism, to better understand their role in mediating local and global biogeochemical cycles; physiological relationships between microbes and animals in natural systems

Noel Michele Holbrook

Noel Michele Holbrook

  • Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry
  • Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

holbrook@oeb.harvard.edu
Holbrook Lab

Ecology FacultyBiomechanics FacultyBiodiversity & Systematics FacultyPhysiology Faculty

 

The physics and physiology of vascular transport in plants with the goal of understanding how constraints on the movement of water and solutes between soil and leaves influences ecological and evolutionary processes

George V. Lauder

George V. Lauder

  • Henry Bryant Bigelow Professor of Ichthyology
  • Curator of Ichthyology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
  • Professor of Biology

glauder@oeb.harvard.edu
Lauder Lab

Evolution FacultyBiomechanics FacultyBiodiversity & Systematics FacultyBiology of Marine Systems FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Biorobotics and evolution of fishes
L. Mahadevan

L. Mahadevan

  • Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Professor of Physics
  • Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics (SEAS)

lm@seas.harvard.edu
The Applied Math Lab

Biomechanics FacultyMathematical & Computational Biology FacultyPhysiology Faculty

Natural interface between physical and biological systems that arises in the context of collective biophysical and biomechanical behavior over a range of scales, from O(nm) to a O(cm)