MBL Accepting Applications for 2019 Whitman Center Fellowships

The Marine Biological Laboratory, a hub for research and education and an affiliate of the University of Chicago, convenes biologists from around the world each year to advance the mission of biological discovery. Click to Apply Deadline December 15, 2018We are now accepting applications for Whitman Center Fellowships for 2019. Support is available for scientists […]

Introducing Nipam Patel: Director, Marine Biological Laboratory

On September 4, 2018, Nipam Patel became Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and a Professor at the University of Chicago. Prior to his appointment as Director, Patel was Professor and Co-chair of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. His […]

Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits MBL; Explores Common Interests in Marine Science

Contact: Gina Hebert, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-717-1730; ghebert@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.— HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco today visited the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, where he demonstrated his strong commitment to marine science, exploration, and protection that is the legacy of his great-great-grandfather, the pioneering oceanographer Prince Albert I. His Serene Highness […]

Querying the Brain with State-of-the-Art Technology: The MBL Neurobiology Course

By Sarah Lawhun Every summer at the Marine Biological Laboratory, the seaside campus is teeming with scientists from around the world, including more than 540 pre- and post-doctoral trainees from about 40 different countries. It’s like an exuberant, intensely exploratory United Nations of Science. Since the MBL’s founding, it has fostered both breakthroughs in the […]

MBL Announces 2018 Friday Evening Lecture Series

The Marine Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the Friday Evening Lecture schedule for the summer of 2018.  The hour-long talks are geared for a diverse and engaged audience and appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike. The 2018 lineup of speakers will explore some of the most fascinating subjects in science today including the historical origins of […]

What Does it Take to Hum an Hour-Long Mating Call? MBL Whitman Scientists Explain

By Stephanie M. McPherson When Lawrence Rome comes back to the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Whitman Center summer after summer, he’s excited to see who he’ll find. “Some of the scientists are there every summer, so you have good [ongoing] collaborations,” he says. “And other people come for one or two summers. So there’s this combination of a wash of […]

Jeffrey Hubbell Named Inaugural Bell Professor in Tissue Engineering

Professorship will promote innovative work at UChicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering and the Marine Biological Laboratory Prof. Jeffrey Hubbell, a biomaterials scientist and entrepreneur, has been named the inaugural Eugene Bell Professor in Tissue Engineering at the University of Chicago. The Bell Professorship was created to promote innovative work at UChicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering […]

Studies Highlight New Research Approaches at MBL Frog Facility

By Raleigh McElvery The clawed frog Xenopus boasts a rich background in biomedical research, yet has only just emerged as a genetic model for human disease — from heart conditions to neurological disorders to cancer. Thanks to recent advances in genome editing, it is possible to create Xenopus mutants and also to manipulate their DNA, […]

Seventeen Scientists Selected for Whitman Center Research Awards

Seventeen innovative scientists are recipients of 2017 Whitman Center Research Awards, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has announced. These leading scientists, who hail from 16 institutions in 5 nations, will receive funding to conduct research in the MBL’s Whitman Center, a vibrant, interactive research community that annually includes more than 100 principal investigators from academic […]

Mating Battle Between Wild Cuttlefish Captured on Video for First Time

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139(office) or 508-685-3525(cell) Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvySUXdPeGw WOODS HOLE, Mass. — It sounds like Shakespearean drama: A male fights to protect his mate after a rival steals her away, using all his cunning and strength to win her back. Yet this encounter played out not on the stage, but in the […]