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A lifetime of natural history with Gonzalo Giribet

August 11, 2021

For the latest episode of the HMSC Connects! podcast host Jennifer Berglund talks with Gonzalo Giribet, the new director of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, and curator of invertebrate zoology. Giribet recounts his insatiable interest in scouring the beach for shells growing up south of...

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Gonzalo Giribet named director of the MCZ

July 1, 2021

We are pleased to welcome the new director of the MCZ, Gonzalo Giribet. James Hanken is stepping down from the role after 20 years during which he was instrumental in modernizing the museum’s collection, teaching and research facilities; overseeing the recruitment of several outstanding faculty-curators; and spearheading several specimen databasing and digital imaging initiatives. We thank him for his passion for and unwavering dedication to the MCZ.  

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Mansi Srivastava received the 2021 Elizabeth D. Hay New Investigator Award

January 21, 2021
Congratulations to Mansi Srivastava, MCZ Faculty-Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, on receiving the 2021 Elizabeth D. Hay New Investigator Award from the Society for Developmental Biology for her work developing the acoel worm, Hofstenia miamia as a model to study whole-body regeneration and uncovering its gene regulatory network.  Read more about Mansi Srivastava received the 2021 Elizabeth D. Hay New Investigator Award