“Natural Born Hustlers” on PBS Features Roger Hanlon’s Camouflaging Cuttlefish

Posted 1 week, 5 days ago @

Cuttlefish are astonishingly good at using camouflage to hide from their predators, so it’s right they take a starring role in a new PBS mini-series called “Natural Born Hustlers.” “Meet the planet’s greatest animal hustlers – the con artists, impersonators, and thieves – animals that will do whatever it takes to survive,” the show’s introduction […]

How Does a Highly Efficient Swimmer Move? Jellyfish, Lamprey Study Reveals Surprising Forces At Play

November 6th, 2015 @

Millions of years ago, even before plate tectonics had nudged the continents into their current locations, jellyfish were already moving through the oceans using the same pulsing motions we observe today. Now through clever experiments and insightful math, an interdisciplinary research team has revealed a startling truth about how jellyfish and lampreys, another ancient species […]

Marine Animal Colony is a Multi-Jet Swimming Machine

October 14th, 2015 @

Marine animals that swim by jet propulsion, such as squid and jellyfish, are not uncommon. But it’s rare to find a colony of animals that coordinates multiple jets for whole-group locomotion. Last month in Nature Communications, scientists report on a colonial jellyfish-like species, Nanomia bijuga, that uses a sophisticated, multi-jet propulsion system based on an […]

MBL Workshop Escaping Flatland: Imaging biological architecture and events in 3 dimensions

July 24th, 2015 @

August 7 and 8, 2015. Source: Michael Babwahsingh Marine Biological Laboratory Speck Auditorium, Rowe Building Woods Hole, Massachusetts The workshop will bring together researchers who work at the interface of biology, biochemistry, physics, engineering, and computer science to advance both sides of the coin, the technology of 3D imaging and its applications in biology. We […]

Bell Center Welcomes REU Students for Summer 2015

June 18th, 2015 @

The Bell Center welcomes five undergraduate students who successfully entered the Biological Discovery in Woods Hole program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. Each undergraduate student will be mentored this summer in the laboratory of an Bell Center research scientist and will fully participate in all laboratory […]

UChicago Metcalf Students to Join Bell Center for Summer Research

March 31st, 2015 @

During the summer of 2015, twelve undergraduates from the University of Chicago will gain substantive, project-based professional research experience at the Marine Biological Laboratory through the MBL/Jeff Metcalf Summer for Undergraduate Research Fellows program (SURF). The goal of the SURF Program is to introduce students to scientific research under the guidance and direction of MBL’s […]

Bell Center Recipients of MBL-UChicago-Argonne Collaboration Awards

March 17th, 2015 @

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has announced new recipients of the MBL-UChicago/Argonne Collaboration Awards. These awards support innovative scientific collaborations among faculty at the MBL and UChicago/Argonne, in service of laying the foundation for long-term interactions between the institutions. Two of the three teams chosen for the 2015 Collaboration Awards include Bell Center scientists: “Color […]

2015 Lillie Awards for Collaborative Research Includes Bell Center Recipient

March 17th, 2015 @

The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have announced the 2015 recipients of the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards. The grant program honors Frank R. Lillie, the early 20th-century embryologist who served as the MBL’s second director and as chair of UChicago’s Department of Zoology. Awards are open to collaborators from […]

MBL Announces First Recipients of MBL-UChicago/Argonne Collaboration Awards

November 19th, 2014 @

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has announced the first recipients of the MBL-UChicago/Argonne Collaboration Awards. These awards support innovative scientific collaborations among faculty at the MBL and UChicago/Argonne, in service of laying the foundation for long-term interactions between the institutions. We’re so pleased that Shalin Mehta’s project “Cytoskeletal Adaptation During Suspended Animation,” was awarded. Shalin, […]

Endowed Position in the field of Tissue Engineering

November 14th, 2014 @

The Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago is inviting applications for a senior faculty appointment to the Eugene Bell Professor in Tissue Engineering. This search for the endowed position is targeting candidates at the senior associate or full professorial levels. The endowed chair holder will also hold joint appointment and direct research […]