Biology


David L. Craft

David L. Craft holds up part of a narrow-leaf plantain plant by the Charles River. Craft lead an urban plant foraging tour around Harvard, identifying a variety of different plants for participants.


New Harvard-MIT Biotech Center Appoints CEO, Begins Construction on Facility

The University’s new biological research and manufacturing facility appointed biotechnology industry veteran Ran Zheng as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer and began construction on a 40,000 square-foot facility in Watertown, Mass. on Thursday.


Distinguished Harvard Geneticist Richard C. Lewontin ’50, A ‘Fantastic Mentor,’ and ‘Polymath,’ Dies at 92

Richard C. Lewontin ’50, a renowned population geneticist and organismic and evolutionary biology professor at Harvard, died on July 4 at the age of 92. Though he retired in 2003, he remained involved with Harvard until shortly before his death.


Harvard Prof. Completes Cross-Country Bike Trip Spurred by Black Lives Matter Movement

Harvard Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Professor Scott V. Edwards ’86 dipped his bike tires in the Pacific Ocean at Oregon’s Sunset Beach Thursday afternoon, completing a solo, cross-country bicycle journey that began on the Massachusetts coast June 6.


Researchers Discover First Known Swimming Dinosaur

An international research team that includes two Harvard professors has determined that the Spinosaurus is the first known swimming dinosaur, according to a study published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature.


Harvard Researchers Examine Mumps Outbreak with New Genomic Data

A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute, and Harvard School of Public Health investigated the 2016-2017 mumps outbreak in Boston, finding previously unknown genetic connections between cases.


Dana-Farber Memory Cells

Ramesh A. Shivdasani (right) is a professor at the Harvard Medical School and deputy director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Unmesh Jadhav (left) is a post-doctoral fellow.


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