artistic rendering of consciousness

EVENT: Biology of Consciousness

March 6, 2017

Brian Farrell's lecture, Biology of Consciousness, live broadcasted world-wide, drew an audience that packed the Geological Lecture Hall at the Museum of Natural History. If you missed it, you can view the video here:

It also earned a well-deserved review in The

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Prof. Farrell at Gran Foro de la Biodiversidad

Gran Foro de la Biodiversidad

September 19, 2016

On Wed., Sept. 14, Prof. Farrell gave the inaugural presentation at the Gran Foro de la Biodiversidad, in Bogotá, Colombia. 

"Gran Foro de la Biodiversidad is a Colombian initiative that aims to create a space for national and international conferences, with the purpose of discussing the importance of preserving biodiversity around us. In addition, it aims to show how, through science research, one can find alternative options to gain value from biodiversity in a sustainable manner." (description from 

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Sang Il Kim at desk with microscope

2016 SSB Graduate Student Research Award

July 18, 2016

Congratulations to Sang! He received a Graduate Student Research Award from the Society of Systematic Biologists  towards his study of diurnal longhorn beetle radiation in the Caribbean. 

Alyssa collecting in Puerto Rico

Alyssa & Sang awarded DRCLAS summer travel grants

May 16, 2016

Congratulations to Alyssa and Sang! Both have been awarded DRCLAS summer travel grants for their field research in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Alyssa and Sang will be exploring Chrysomelidae and Cerambycidae diversity, respectively.

Excellence in advising

Excellence in advising

May 4, 2016

Prof. Farrell was nominated for the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising, for exemplary intellectual and personal guidance of undergraduate students.

Farrell Lab members at 2016 senior thesis poster session

Paige presents senior thesis

April 8, 2016

Congratulations Seniors!

Students presented their senior theses at a poster session at Northwest Labs today. Farrell Lab senior, Paige Kouba, presented her thesis, "Aedes dance party: Interbreeding and hybridization between Aedes triseriatus and Aedes hendersoni in Eastern MA."  We look forward to seeing where Paige's future research takes her (and her dancing bees!).

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EVENT: Cultures in Motion: Humans, Their Seeds and Other Stuff

EVENT: Cultures in Motion: Humans, Their Seeds and Other Stuff

February 22, 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 23: 

Join Professors David Carrasco and Brian D. Farrell as they discuss how the migration of species in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean contributes to the evolution of ecological complexes, such as seeds, human families, and cultural practices, like religious rituals and music. This discussion will be centralized over a presentation of various foods that embrace rich histories and stories of migration.

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