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Illustration of ice melting and spilling out of a bowl

Illustration by Dan Page

Research

The effect of post-glacial rebound was overlooked in the West Antarctic

8.6.21

From left, top to bottom: Cigall Kadoch, Shingo Kajimura, Emily Balskus, Flaminia Catteruccia, Sun Hur

Photographs courtesy of the subjects unless otherwise noted.

Photograph of Flaminia Catteruccia courtesy Wikimedia Commons/ Harvard SPH. 

The designation comes with $9 million in research support

9.23.21

Penny Pritzker

Corporation member Penny Pritzker underwrites new economics building

© Moshe Zusman Photography Studio

Landmark support for an eminently strong department

9.21.21

Jim Stock, new vice provost for climate and sustainability

James Stock, newly appointed vice provost for climate and sustainability

Photograph by Stu Rosner

A summary of current work—and an important new appointment

9.9.21

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(1 of 2) In mice, a lab-evolved vector for delivering a gene therapy (MyoAAV, indicated by the presence of green fluorescent protein) selectively targets muscle (depicted whole, top, and in cross-section, above right) dramatically better than commonly used, naturally-occurring viral vectors (above left and center). 

Image courtesy of the Pardis Sabeti Lab and Cell/DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.08.028

A uniquely interdisciplinary lab has developed a new technique to deliver targeted gene therapies.

9.9.21

Dan Barouch

Dan Barouch

Photograph courtesy of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dan Barouch awarded $24.5 million for HIV research, Marc Lipsitch named to national center for public health forecasting

8.20.21

Photograph of Ekpar Asat and Rayhan Asat.

Rayhan Asat with her brother Ekpar

Photograph courtesy of Rayhan Asat

Rayhan Asat is speaking out against the imprisonment of her brother Ekpar, drawing attention to the plight of Uighurs in China.

8.12.21

Photo of Jane Pickering

Jane Pickering

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/HPAC

Disputes over the disposition of sensitive collections shadow Peabody Museum

September-October 2021

Composite illustration of African American poets Phillis Wheatley, Melvin B. Tolson, Dudley Randall, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Laurence Dunbar

Left to right: Phillis Wheatley, Melvin B. Tolson, Dudley Randall, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Laurence Dunbar. In the background: On Virtue, written in 1766 by Phillis Wheatley

Photomontage illustration by Niko Yaitanes

Kevin Young’s anthology of African American poetry, from Phillis Wheatley to hip hop

September-October 2021