Past Events

  • 2022 Nov 10

    HEB Colloquium: Adaptive sequence divergence forged new neurodevelopmental enhancers in humans

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    BioLabs 1080

    Speaker: Dr. Craig Lowe, Duke University

    Abstract:

    Searches for the genetic underpinnings of uniquely human traits have focused on human-specific divergence in conserved genomic regions, which reflects adaptive modifications of existing functional elements. However, the study of conserved regions excludes functional elements that descended from previously neutral regions. Here we demonstrate that the fastest-evolved regions of the human genome, which we term Human Ancestor Quickly Evolved Regions (HAQERs), rapidly diverged in an episodic...

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  • 2022 Nov 01

    HEB Graduate Program Open House

    8:00pm to 10:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual - https://harvard.zoom.us/j/96291893499?pwd=Y2FPMFVOMjhQTFlHRDVZVU90dkFNUT09

    You're invited! Please join us virtually. Main event page here

    What: HEB graduate program virtual Open House and info session. Meet with faculty, chat with graduate students and postdocs, learn about our program, and get all the info you need to apply!

    Who: Anyone interested in deeply exploring how human evolution shapes our biology and culture. If you’ve ever considered pursuing a PhD and...

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  • 2022 Nov 01

    HEB Research Labs Undergraduate Open House (In-Person)

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum 52B

    Description: What is HEB? We are a human biology program that explores all aspects of human biology, from genetics to nutrition to physical activity to behavior to culture and everything in between! But humans are more than the sum of our parts, so we integrate these aspects of human biology using the evolutionary lens as a framework to better address the question, What makes us human?

    Come and learn about the research going on in our department.  Explore our labs and find out how to get involved.  Start by  researching the labs...

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  • 2022 Oct 27

    HEB Undergraduate Concentration Open House (In-Person)

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    MCZ 429 (DeVore Conference Room)

    Description: What is HEB? We are a human biology program that explores all aspects of human biology, from genetics to nutrition to physical activity to behavior to culture and everything in between! But humans are more than the sum of our parts, so we integrate these aspects of human biology using the evolutionary lens as a framework to better address the question, What makes us human?

    We have a few exciting events coming up to help undeclared students learn more about the Human Evolutionary Biology (HEB) concentration. ...

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  • 2022 Oct 25

    HEB Undergraduate Concentration Open House (Virtual)

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual (Zoom): https://harvard.zoom.us/j/91831325426

    Description: 

    What is HEB? We are a human biology program that explores all aspects of human biology, from genetics to nutrition to physical activity to behavior to culture and everything in between! But humans are more than the sum of our parts, so we integrate these aspects of human biology using the evolutionary lens as a framework to better address the question, What makes us human?

    We have a few exciting events coming up to help undeclared students learn more about the Human Evolutionary Biology (HEB) concentration. ...

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