Biology Without Borders

April 20, 2018
photos of Profs. Sharad Ramanathan and Vinothan Manoharan

Sharad Ramanathan (left) and Vinothan Manoharan

For centuries, people have looked at living things and wondered how they work, why they look the way they do, and how they adapt to changing environments.

Yet despite the enormous strides made in understanding such developments with the advent of such aids as single-cell sequencing, whole-brain imaging, and connectomics, there is still much that biologists do not understand about the systems they study.

To address that gap, Harvard is launching an interdisciplinary research effort called the Quantitative Biology Initiative, to be headed by Sharad Ramanathan (left) and Vinothan Manoharan, with support from University President Drew Faust and Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Michael D. Smith...

Read the rest in the Harvard Gazette: Peter Ruell, "Biology without borders," April 18, 2018.