Welcome to the Kacar Lab!

We study evolution at the molecular level. Our research objectives relate to historical aspects of evolution and the origins of life on Earth, and how these questions in turn relate to astrobiology. We conduct our research activities under two themes:

  1. Molecular Mechanisms of Cellular Evolution
  2. Reconstructing Ancient Phenotypes

Click on Research for more information regarding our work.

Update: Several positions are available, please see Opportunities.

Upcoming Event: February 23, 2016 “Reconstructing Evolution: A Molecular Time Machine” RSVP here: Science for the Public


Kacar Lab is the co-founder of SAGANet.org: The Online Astrobiology Grassroots Network, a member of the Earth-Life Origins Network and the NASA Astrobiology Institute. We are located at Harvard University, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, MCZ Edwards Labs 3rd Floor.

For more details, please email Betül.