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...
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...
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...
August 11, 2016
One graduate student’s investigation of bumblebee behavior.
July 20, 2016
How New Research in Cell Reprogramming Holds Hope for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
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...
March 1, 2016
Why Alex Garruss believes biosensors can help make the world a better place.
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...
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...
January 12, 2016
For Yifei Shi, academic discovery was far from her mind when she visited the Harvard-Yenching Library for a routine course assignment. A master’s student in the Regional Studies–East Asia program, Shi was looking for a monograph written by the...

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