April 5, 2017
Every day between September and December 2016, Radhika Mathur, a PhD candidate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), would stand outside the West Wing of the White House and take the same photo. “I wanted to soak everything in,” she explains... Read More
March 23, 2017
Not many people can say that their scientific journey began with crying babies. Christalyn Rhodes, however, can. As an undergraduate, Rhodes, now a PhD candidate at GSAS in the Biological Sciences in Public Health (BPH) program based at the Harvard... Read More
March 17, 2017
In 1847, Abbot Lawrence, a mill owner in the eponymous city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, donated $50,000 to Harvard University for the establishment of an advanced scientific school. Driven in part by his friendship with Harvard President Edward... Read More
September 22, 2016
Somewhere along the A2 in Kazakhstan, their plans changed. GSAS students Benny Shaffer and Justin Stern, and GSD visiting PhD Fellow Xiaoxuan Lu, MLA ’12, had sketched out a project back in Cambridge that would study the impact of the 1,100 mile... Read More
August 11, 2016
One graduate student’s investigation of bumblebee behavior.Read More
July 20, 2016
How New Research in Cell Reprogramming Holds Hope for Type 1 Diabetes TreatmentRead More
April 10, 2016
When Whitney Silkworth decided to take a week off last summer from her lab work with Professor David Fisher, a cancer researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, it wasn’t for vacation. Silkworth, a PhD candidate in biological and biomedical... Read More
March 1, 2016
Why Alex Garruss believes biosensors can help make the world a better place.Read More
February 5, 2016
Throughout our history, human beings have sorted themselves into groups. From bands of hunters to citizens of nation states, from tribes to political parties, human history is a story of groups. But why did groups form in the first place? “There are... Read More
January 29, 2016
​When they first began their science careers, neither Phillips Professor of Astronomy Dimitar Sasselov nor sixth-year graduate student Elisabeth Newton intended to search for extraterrestrial life—but that is exactly what they are both doing today... Read More