May 20, 2020
For some students, the pressures of pursuing a PhD would be challenging enough. For Blakely Bussie O’Connor, who will receive a PhD in bioengineering in May 2020, it was only the beginning. During her six years at GSAS, O’Connor became a mother, a... Read More
February 19, 2020
Imagine being cooped up on a Mars-bound spaceship for seven months with nothing to eat except freeze-dried meals that, once rehydrated, only vaguely resemble "real" food. The sharp crunch of a fresh apple or the unctuous creaminess of a soft cheese... Read More
February 14, 2020
When Alfredo (Freddy) Valencia learned that mutations in a single family of proteins caused a fifth of all cancers and more than half the known cases of a rare developmental disability syndrome, the fact hit close to home. Valencia’s sister... Read More
February 12, 2020
Khytie Brown’s family recounts her being able to read and talk before she could walk. “People in my community said it wasn’t normal for babies to talk at that age and asked my family if they were afraid that I was a witch,”... Read More
February 12, 2020
Howard Gardner, PhD ’71, wrote the book on how to change minds, but he acknowledges that minds are not always easy—or even possible—to change. PhD candidate Zoe Jenkin, who studies philosophy of mind, thinks she knows why. John H. and Elisabeth A... Read More
February 12, 2020
Whether they are targeting soybeans or dishwashers, computers or cheese, tariffs—once the minutiae of treaties—are making headlines. Traditionally levied to counter other economic factors, tariffs have become a weapon in our ongoing trade wars with... Read More
February 12, 2020
Janet Conrad, PhD ’93, considered studying the stars as a child, but eventually decided to investigate something continuously produced by them: neutrinos. Through her research, Conrad has overturned the standard model's assumptions about these... Read More
January 8, 2020
GSAS is pleased to announce the 2020 Harvard Horizons Scholars, who have been selected by the Harvard Horizons Faculty Fellows as representatives of the extraordinary researchers who make up Harvard’s PhD community. These eight students form the... Read More
December 16, 2019
Neuroscience PhD Jess Kanwal says that our brain’s ability to combine taste and smell is just one example of how our brains are able to mix and match senses – with very interesting results.Read More
December 9, 2019
Ryan Truby has created bioinspired soft robots that can squish, stretch, and feel their way around the world — and they have the potential to change how we understand robotics.Read More

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