News from 2017

  • Research

Hoekstra Inducted to National Academy of Sciences

MCB professor Hopi Hoekstra was recently inducted into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), after being officially elected to the organization last year. The NAS is one of…

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MCB Professor Elected to AAAS

MCB professor Hopi Hoekstra was among the Harvard professors elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) this year. AAAS is one of the oldest honorary…

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Good Parent, Bad Parent: The Evolution of Parental Care in Monogamous Mice [Hoekstra and Dulac Labs]

Parental care is crucial for the survival of mammals, yet species vary widely in the extent and type of care they give to their young. In species where…

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HOW A MAMMAL GOT ITS STRIPES [HOEKSTRA LAB]

by the astonishing variety of forms, shapes, and colors that have evolved in nature. This variation has allowed organisms to adapt to their local environments, for example, to…

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MCB PROFESSOR WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD [HOPI HOEKSTRA]

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology is pleased to announce that Professor Hopi E. Hoekstra of MCB and the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology has won…

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HOPI HOEKSTRA NAMED HARVARD COLLEGE PROFESSOR

Hopi Hoekstra Professor Hopi Hoekstra was recently named a Harvard College Professor in recognition of her “distinguished contributions to undergraduate teaching.”  The Professorships are five-year appointments that provide…

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HOPI HOEKSTRA APPOINTED HHMI INVESTIGATOR

The prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has appointed Hopi Hoekstra as an HHMI Investigator. The Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Curator of Mammals in the Museum…

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ONE GENE, MANY MUTATIONS, CONTRIBUTE TO MOUSE SURVIVAL [HOEKSTRA LAB]

In recent years, a growing number of studies have reported the identity of genes that contribute to phenotypic variation.  However, few have narrowed the causative effects down to…

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DIGGING FOR GENES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO BEHAVIORAL EVOLUTION [HOEKSTRA LAB]

(l to r) Hopi E. Hoekstra, Dana Brimmer, and Jesse Weber Many animals build elaborate structures—bees make hives, birds build nests, and rodents construct burrows—for which Richard Dawkins…

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