Ichthyology

Biohybrid fish on a hook

Biohybrid fish made from human cardiac cells swims like the heart beats

February 14, 2022
Harvard University researchers, including MCZ Faculty-Curator of Ichthyology George Lauder and graduate student David Matthews, in collaboration with colleagues from Emory University, have developed the first fully autonomous biohybrid fish from human stem-cell derived cardiac muscle cells. An autonomously swimming biohybrid fish designed with human cardiac biophysics is published in Science and featured by the... Read more about Biohybrid fish made from human cardiac cells swims like the heart beats
George Lauder

George Lauder awarded Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Ichthyology

January 23, 2019
Congratulations to MCZ Faculty-Curator George V. Lauder, 2018 Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Ichthyology recipient! Awarded by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, "In pushing the boundaries of the field of ichthyology, the awardee has created a truly remarkable and diverse body of work that has had, and will continue... Read more about George Lauder awarded Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Ichthyology
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Thousands of fossilized fish teeth analyzed to discover periods of extinction and evolution

November 26, 2018
Elizabeth Sibert, a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows working the Lauder Lab, studied thousands of tiny fossilized fish teeth to discover how fish responded to the asteroid impact that initiated a mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs.  Read about how she collected the teeth, more about her research... Read more about Thousands of fossilized fish teeth analyzed to discover periods of extinction and evolution
Karsten

MCZ ichthyologists receive ASIH awards

July 12, 2018
Congratulations to MCZ Faculty-Curator George Lauder, awarded the Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Award, and former MCZ Curatorial Associate of Ichthyology Karsten Hartel, awarded the Spiritus Collections Award.  Both awards are presented annually by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologist (ASIH) at their annual meeting, Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH). The Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Award recognizes a member of ASIH for an outstanding body of work in any area of ichthyology and the Spirit Collections Award recognizes excellence in... Read more about MCZ ichthyologists receive ASIH awards
George Lauder

George Lauder named Harvard College Professor

May 23, 2018
Congratulations to MCZ Faculty-Curator George Lauder, named Harvard College Professor. It is a five-year appointment providing faculty with extra support; it's one way Harvard awards excellence in teaching.