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.
Pending approval by the City of Boston, the proposed Life Lab will feature 36 lab benches, fume hoods, tissue culture and microscopy facilities, a private faculty-in-residence lab suite, conference rooms, and co-working spaces to support team planning.
The founding director of the Broad Institute has come under fire for publishing an article that critics charge fails to disclose a conflict of interest and understates the contributions of women in developing a biotechnology.
The gift by investor Robert A. Belfer and his family—for whom the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has been named since 1997—brings the Kennedy School's capital campaign total just short of its $500 million goal.
A group of 15 professors has begun searching for the replacement of Harvard Medical School Dean Jeffrey S. Flier, who will step down from his post in July.
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.
While College students account for only 96 seats in classes at MIT, more students could be inclined to go the mile down Massachusetts Avenue for classes in the future.
Cherry A. Murray, who served as dean of SEAS from 2009 until her resignation in 2014, was nominated by President Obama in August and has been awaiting Senate confirmation since then.
Moiya McTier is a joint concentrator in two of the most different fields from one another: Astrophysics and Folklore & Mythology.
Matthew Kaplan’s lecture on the “Science of the Magical" explored scientific realities of modern and ancient mythology and drew a crowd of more than 150 people.
Harvard Chemistry and Chemical Biology professor Daniel G. Nocera discussed his vision for the energy infrastructure of the future on Wednesday night in the Science Center.
Professor Sheila Jasanoff ’64 leads a weekly meeting about Science, Technology, and Society on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.