Biology

Dr. Zhang's Pipettes
Science

Dr. Zhang's Pipettes

Dr. Zhang's pipettes hang on a shelf above his lab bench. With a nearly two-year-old daughter at home, Zhang now spends less time in the lab.

Zhang Portrait
Biology

Zhang Portrait

“I tried to build the lab as a start up environment by putting together or recruiting people who are deeply passionate,” Zhang says. “There was just this energy.”

Feng Zhang Door Name
Biology

Feng Zhang Door Name

Dr. Zhang joined MIT and the Broad Institute in 2011, and received tenure just five years later in 2016.

David Cox
Biology

David Cox

David Cox, a graduate student at Harvard Medical School who works in Zhang’s lab. Cox is one of a handful of graduate students who assist with research in Zhang's lab.

ZhangKitchen
Biology

ZhangKitchen

The kitchen where Zhang and his team eat their takeout meals has broad views of the Boston skyline.

Zhang Portrait
Research

Late Nights, Chinese Takeout, and DNA Scissors: The Discovery of CRISPR

In science, timing is paramount. Credit for any discovery goes only to the group that publishes first.

Martin Shkreli
On Campus

Martin Shkreli

Martin Shkreli speaks in the Science Center on Wednesday night at an event organized by the Harvard Financial Analysts Club. Protesters disrupted the event, standing up, walking out, and encouraging others to move to a “teach-in” panel on AIDS treatment and unethical pharmaceutical practices.

The Science Center
Research

Some Science Profs Fear Federal Funding Cuts Under Trump

Some Harvard professors and researchers say they are worried about how Donald Trump’s presidency could affect federal funding for scientific research.

Louis Agassiz
Harvard in the World

Retrospection: Agassiz's Expeditions in Brazil

But for Agassiz, the trip to Brazil was about more than science. Not only was evolution—a process not immediately observable to the human eye—deeply antithetical to Agassiz’s staunch empiricism, evolution was profoundly at odds with his perceived world order.

A Wine and Microbe Affair
College

A Wine and Microbe Affair

Harvard affiliates and Cambridge locals watch as microbiology and immunobiology professor Roberto Kolter introduces “Appreciating Wine and the Microbes that Make It”, an outreach event by Harvard’s Microbial Sciences Initiative. Attendees listened to a lecture about the chemical processes involved in winemaking and had the opportunity to taste wine samples at the end of the program.

Health

Harvard Researchers Link Neurotransmitter to Autism

Harvard researchers recently linked a symptom of autism with the malfunction of GABA signaling pathways, discovering the first proven connection between autism and a specific neurotransmitter in humans.

College

Professors Discuss Rage at Interdisciplinary Symposium

Harvard professors from four different departments discussed the phenomenon of rage in human behavior.

Beaker Time
College

Beaker Time

Mahan Nekoui ’17, left, and Gal Wachtel ’17, right, work on an experiment in a Molecular and Cellular Biology 60 lab on Tuesday. Students designed their own experiments to examine protein interactions in damaged cells.

Beaker Time
College

Beaker Time

Courtney C. Okwara ’18, left, and Dar C. Nwaudo ’18, right, work on an experiment in a Molecular and Cellular Biology 60 lab on Tuesday. Their experiment tests the effects of DNA damage on the function of yeast cells.

Beaker Time
College

Beaker Time

Mahan Nekoui ’17, left, and Gal Wachtel ’17, right, work on an experiment in a Molecular and Cellular Biology 60 lab on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Students designed their own experiments to examine protein interactions in damaged cells.