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 […]

Dr. Gary Wessel, Adjunct Reappointment in the Bell Center

November 14th, 2014 @

We are very pleased and fortunate to announce the recent Adjunct Scientist reappointment for Dr. Gary Wessel (Brown University) in the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering at the MBL. Gary has had long association with the MBL, starting as a graduate student giving a major scientific talk in Lillie Auditorium in […]

National Xenopus Resource at MBL Innovates New Way to Study Proteins

July 16th, 2014 @

Proteomics, the study of large groups of proteins, can enhance our understanding of a wide range of organisms, with applications in medicine and developmental biology. Such analyses traditionally require a complete genome for the organism being studied in order to obtain a reference set of proteins. However, many organisms that hold potential for proteomic analysis […]

Donation from Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation Supports New UChicago Professorship in Tissue Engineering with Appointment in MBL’s Bell Center

July 16th, 2014 @

The University of Chicago is creating a new professorship in tissue engineering to promote innovative work at the University’s Institute for Molecular Engineering and the Marine Biological Laboratory, supported by a $3.5 million donation from the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation. The Eugene Bell Professorship in Tissue Engineering will reside within the Institute for Molecular […]

Bell Center Welcomes Maienschein, Laubichler and Miller as Adjunct Scientists

March 14th, 2014 @

We are very pleased and fortunate to announce the recent Adjunct Scientist appointments for Dr. Jane Maienschein (ASU), Dr. Manfred Laubichler (ASU) and Dr. Andrew Miller (HKUST) in the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering at the MBL. These three distinguished scientists have had long association with the MBL and the appointments […]

Blind Cavefish Offer Evidence for Alternative Mechanism of Evolutionary Change

December 16th, 2013 @

In a blind fish that dwells in deep, dark Mexican caves, scientists have found evidence for a long-debated mechanism of evolutionary change that is distinct from natural selection of spontaneously arising mutations, as reported this week in the journal Science. The eyeless cavefish Astyanas mexicanus is “a special system in which we can look at […]

Mechanisms of Wound Healing are Clarified in Zebrafish Study

October 23rd, 2013 @

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Messerli on the beautiful cover image and article recently published in the Journal of Cell Science A new paper by Mark Messerli and David Graham of the MBL’s Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering clarifies the role of calcium signaling in this medically significant communication between skin cells. […]

Advanced Imaging Workshop, Xenopus

October 23rd, 2013 @

An Advanced Imaging Workshop in Xenopus was held at the Marine Biological Laboratory and hosted by the National Xenopus Resource (NXR) in Woods Hole, MA from November 16-22, 2013. Topics covered in this imaging workshop included: 1) A primer on microscopes and optics with a focus on practical considerations. 2) Imaging immunostained Xenopus embryos in […]