MBL Annual Giving Drive Nears Year-End

The Annual Fund helps ensure that the MBL’s education and research programs receive the support they need to thrive. The stronger the Annual Giving program, the more flexibility we have to meet emerging needs and seed key strategic initiatives. Annual Giving makes possible nimble responses to a rapidly changing scientific environment, and ensures a measure […]

University of Chicago and MBL Announce Lillie Awards for Novel Collaborations

Harvard Biologist Joan Ruderman is Named President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory

Printable version (pdf) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2012, 1200 EST CONTACT: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory, 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu Joan V. Ruderman Biosketch (pdf format) MBL, WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Joan V. Ruderman, Ph.D., has been named President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an independent, nonprofit center for international research and education in biology, biomedicine, […]

Gary Borisy Announces Plans to Retire as MBL President and Director

October 22, 2012 Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am writing to let you know of my intention to retire as President and Director of the MBL at the end of this year. It has been my great privilege and honor to lead the MBL for the past six and one-half years and I am very […]

MBL and Stanford Scientists Receive 2012 Lasker Award For Basic Medical Research

Printable version (pdf) Embargoed until 8 AM EST, September 10, 2012 CONTACT:  Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory, dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 Lasker Foundation press kit Michael Sheetz, James Spudich, and Ron Vale cited for groundbreaking discoveries related to biological motors WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Scientists who invented new ways to study how “cargo” is moved within cells and, as […]

“Groovy BSO Chamber Ensemble” Boston Cello Quartet To Perform at the MBL, September 30

Printable version (pdf) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2012 Contact: Susan Joslin, (508) 289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu Concert proceeds to benefit MBL Falmouth Forum MBL, Woods Hole, MA – The Boston Cello Quartet will perform at the MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) on Sunday, September 30 at 4:00 PM in the Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. Click here […]

MBL Scientists Discover Nerves Control Iridescence in Squid’s Remarkable “Electric Skin”

Printable version (pdf)   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2012 Contact:Gina Hebert, (508) 289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu Laboratory of Roger Hanlon Link to paper     MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Squid’s colorful, changeable skin enables the animal—and their close relatives, cuttlefish and octopus—to display extraordinary camouflage, the speed and diversity of which is unmatched in the animal kingdom. But […]

Advocate and Author Discusses Ethics and the Autism/Asperger World at MBL Summer Falmouth Forum, August 13

Printable version (pdf) This lecture was recorded live on August 13, 2012. Click here to watch the video.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 26, 2012 Contact: Susan Joslin, Marine Biological Laboratory, (508) 289-7281, sjoslin@mbl.edu MBL, Woods Hole, MA – Michael John Carley, author and executive director of The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership […]

Distinguished Neurobiologist Leslie Vosshall to Discuss Drive Mechanisms that Control Feeding and Sex at MBL Friday Evening Lecture, August 10

Printable version (pdf) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Contact:  Gina Hebert, Senior Publicist/Development Communications, Marine Biological Laboratory, (508) 289-7725, ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, Woods Hole, MA – The biological drive to eat and have sex is important for all sexually reproducing species. These drives, however, must be carefully controlled for animals—including humans—to function normally. Renowned […]

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