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 […]

Dr. Morgan promoted to MBL Associate Scientist

October 23rd, 2013 @

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Morgan on her well deserved promotion to the rank of Associate Scientist at the MBL’s Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology. Her strong achievements as an independent scientist, high quality research publications, and service to the MBL in many capacities are being recognized with this promotion. We all wish Dr. Morgan […]

Congratulations, Dr. Cassandra Bilogan

August 6th, 2013 @

Brown-MBL PhD candidate Cassandra Bilogan, of the Bell Center for Regenerative Biology at MBL and the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown, successfully defended her thesis, “Analysis of endoderm patterning and pancreatic organogenesis in Xenopus laevis,” at 2:00 pm, Monday, August 5th, receiving an unconditional pass. Please join us in congratulating […]

Jennifer Morgan receives project support from Morton Cure Paralysis Fund

July 8th, 2013 @

Dr. Jennifer Morgan, Associate Director of the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering, recently received a grant from the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund to support her project, “Defining the molecular recipe for successful regeneration after spinal cord injury.” Presently, ~300,000 Americans live with spinal cord injury (SCI) and ~12,000 new injuries occur […]

Joel Smith elected to to the Society for Developmental Biology Board of Directors

June 26th, 2013 @

Joel Smith, Assistant Scientist in the Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, is a member of the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) Board of Directors and was recently elected as the Junior Faculty Representative for the 2013-2014 term. Joel will represent the perspective of early-stage faculty and will be running the Student and Postdoc […]

“Neurulation and neurite extension require the zinc transporter ZIP12 (slc39a12)”

June 14th, 2013 @

Congratulations to Mark Messerli and David Graham of the Bell Center, co-authors on a  paper published in PNAS today.