People

Brian D. Farrell

Brian D. Farrell

Professor of Biology
Curator of Entomology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

We are generally interested in whether the diversity of species on earth is a cause or consequence of the diversity of roles different species play...

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Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Gary Alpert

Associate, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Gary is an environmental biologist and MCZ Associate, specializing in ants. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1981 and has been conducting field studies on the ants of New England since 1990.... Read more about Gary Alpert

Emily Blank

Curatorial Assistant - NSF Fossil Insects TCN
Emily is currently assisting with our NSF Digitization TCN - "Collaborative Research: Digitization TCN: Fossil Insect Collaborative: A deep-time... Read more about Emily Blank
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Whit Farnum

Curatorial Assistant
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Patrick Gorring

Patrick Gorring

Graduate Student

Herbivorous insects and their hostplants together comprise about half of all terrestrial eukaryotes (Futuyma and Agrawal 2009) and are food for most of...

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Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Alyssa collecting in Puerto Rico
Photo by Sang Il Kim

Alyssa Hernandez

Graduate Student

Before pursuing my PhD at Harvard, my background had been largely focused on examining various ecological processes throughout the natural world. As an undergraduate at Cornell University, I completed a degree in Natural Resources with a focus on applied ecology. During my time at Cornell, an internship at Harvard Forest sparked my love of insects.... Read more about Alyssa Hernandez

Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Sang Il Kim at desk with microscope

Sangil Kim

Graduate Student

My broad interests include systematics, phylogeny, and evolution of stag beetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Previously I have worked on a taxonomic review...

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Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fabio Laurindo da Silva

Fabio Laurindo da Silva

Research Fellow, University of São Paulo

I am an evolutionary biologist with a strong interest in the use of molecular phylogenies as a tool to understand biogeographical and evolutionary processes in time and space. Most of my research so far has been on the ecology and systematics of aquatic non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) in the Neotropics.... Read more about Fabio Laurindo da Silva