The Princeton Guide to Evolution is edited by a distinguished team of evolutionary biologists including Hopi Hoekstra and editor-in-chief Jonathan Losos. This new reference work covers the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions and contains over 100 articles.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has released a new short film, The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree, featuring Jonathan Losos. Shot on location in the Caribbean, Losos demonstrates the traits that enable dozens of anole species to adapt to different vertical niches in the forest. The film is part of the HHMI Biointeractive series of resources for science teachers and students.
Andrew Knoll has been elected as a foreign fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India.
Charles Davis and Elena Kramer were among authors of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in which they solved the nearly 200-year-old mystery of how Rafflesia, the largest flowering plants in the world, develop. The Rafflesia (left) and Sapria closely resemble one another yet are actually built in a fundamentally different way. Harvard Gazette article, November 4, 2013.
Cassie Stoddard, a Junior Fellow in the Edwards Lab, was honored with a 2013 L’Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science. The program is a national initiative that annually recognizes and rewards five outstanding U.S.-based post-doctoral women researchers. October 25, 2013
OEB Faculty Spotlight
OEB Research in Focus
Current Research Areas
- Biodiversity & Systematics
- Biology of Marine Systems
- Biomechanics & Physiology
- Mathematical & Computational Biology
- Neuroethology & Behavioral Ecology
- Population & Evolutionary Genetics
Groundbreaking research in the life sciences is now more interdisciplinary than ever and it is often the case that OEB faculty work in more than one of these areas.
OEB Strategic PartnersThe Broad Institute is a research collaboration of MIT and Harvard, created to bring the power of genomics to medicine. Colleen Cavanaugh, Dan Hartl, Maryellen Ruvolo, and Pardis Sabetiare associate members of the institute.
The OEB concentration provides opportunities for students to study biological diversity in the field, whether close to home or abroad.
OEB Graduate students participate in collaborative forefront research in their chosen area of study.