Hopi E. Hoekstra

Hopi E. Hoekstra

Curator of Mammalogy
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
(On Leave Academic Year 2022-2023)
Hopi Hoekstra

Prof. Hoekstra combines field and laboratory work to understand the evolution of mammalian diversity from morphology to behavior. Her research focuses on the genetic basis of adaptive variation—identifying both the ultimate causes and the proximate mechanisms responsible for traits that help organisms survive and reproduce in the wild. Research in the Hoekstra lab integrates ecological, behavioral, genetic and molecular approaches.

Faculty Support: Nikki Hughes

Contact Information

Harvard University
Biological Laboratories
16 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-9040


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