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Whether you are new to the MBL or a longtime member of our scientific family we invite you to explore what is so special about the MBL. Our blend of research and education has been transformative for generations of biologists, since the first students and faculty arrived at this seaside marine lab in 1888.
Anchored in this tradition but pointed firmly towards the future, today’s MBL addresses some of the world’s most pressing scientific questions, committed to fundamental biological discovery and with a strategic focus on understanding the oceans, marine life, and the science of our changing planet. READ MORE >
The MBL offers immersive courses, workshops, and conferences year-round. Central to the MBL’s identity are its advanced, discovery-based courses for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. READ MORE >
MBL scientists pursue research in diverse areas of fundamental biological discovery, to explore the origins, diversity, and nature of life on a changing planet and to inform the human condition. READ MORE >
Authors of Optica paper include Marine Biological Laboratory collaborators Hari Shroff (NIH) and Patrick La Rivière (University of Chicago).
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Work initiated in the MBL Whitman Center by Tetsuya Nakamurua provides insight on the evolutionary path from fish to four-limbed animals.
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