NSF Awards Marine Biological Laboratory $6.8 Million for Arctic Ecology, Climate Change Research

For the fourth consecutive decade, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will lead the nation’s primary research project on Arctic ecology and its responses to climate warming, with $6.8 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant was recently awarded to Senior Scientist Edward B. Rastetter, lead principal investigator of the […]

Message from the MBL President and Director Regarding Immigration

The Marine Biological Laboratory is deeply committed to the free and open exchange of scholars from around the world. It is the defining characteristic of our mission supporting the advancement of scientific knowledge for the benefit of mankind. We are concerned about the potential impact of the Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, which […]

Marine Biological Laboratory Announces 2017 Friday Evening Lecture Series

The Marine Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the Friday Evening Lecture schedule for the summer of 2017.  The hour-long talks are geared for a diverse and engaged audience and appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike. The 2017 lineup of speakers will explore some of the most fascinating subjects in science today including aging and […]

MBL Study Finds Limited Sign of Soil Adaptation to Climate Warming

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-685-3525; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass. — While scientists and policy experts debate the impacts of global warming, the Earth’s soil is releasing roughly nine times more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than all human activities combined. This huge carbon flux from soil — due to the natural respiration of […]

Marine Biological Laboratory Announces First MBL Fellows

Nine faculty members from institutions around the country have been appointed to the new position of MBL Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory. MBL Fellows come to Woods Hole to pursue collaborative research on key topics related to the MBL’s strategic plan.  Each Fellow holds a primary appointment at another U.S. or global institution while […]

Anne Giblin Named Interim Director of MBL Ecosystems Center

Marine Biological Laboratory senior scientist Anne Giblin has been named interim director of the Ecosystems Center. Giblin has been a member of the MBL faculty for more than three decades. Her research focuses on the cycling of elements in the environment and understanding how ecosystems respond to high nutrient inputs from wastewater and fertilizer. “It’s […]

MBL Awards Fellowships to Science and Health Journalists to “Get Their Hands On Research”

Contact: Diana Kenney 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Thirteen science journalists have been awarded Logan Science Journalism Fellowships from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an international center for biological and environmental research and education and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. Now in its 30th year, the Logan Science Journalism Program (SJP) allows […]

2016 Friday Evening Lecture Series Announced

The Marine Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the 2016 Friday Evening Lecture schedule. The series kicks off June 17 and will run each Friday through August 19. All lectures will be held at 8:00 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole and live-streamed at videocenter.mbl.edu. The hour-long lectures are geared […]

MBL Scientists Identify Drug that Improves Neuronal Survival after Spinal Cord Injury in Lamprey

By Diana Kenney Spinal cord injury (SCI) in humans typically has a poor prognosis, including permanent losses in mobility and sensation, reflecting in part our very limited capacity for neural regeneration. To understand these limits on recovery after SCI, MBL Associate Scientist Jennifer Morgan studies the lamprey, a fish that can spontaneously regenerate neurons after […]

Of Whales, Scales, and Microbes: New Program for UChicago Undergraduates at MBL Offers Broad View of Marine Biodiversity