November 26, 2015

Award-winning Evolutionary Biologist Describes Life of A Brave Genius At MBL Falmouth Forum

Sean Carroll

Sean B. Carroll, an award-winning scientist, writer, educator, and executive producer will discuss his recent book at the next MBL Falmouth Forum on Friday, December 4. His talk, titled Brave Genius: Jacques Monod’s Adventure from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, will be held at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL […]

Cape Symphony Conductor Discusses Future of the Arts at MBL Falmouth Forum, November 6

(c) Dan Cutrona Photography

WOODS HOLE, MA—Cape Symphony artistic director and conductor Jung-Ho Pak will offer a rare and frank discussion about the uncertain future of the arts at the next MBL Falmouth Forum on Friday, November 6 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. In the presentation, titled “Symphony Confidential: A Revolutionary […]

Conservationist Thomas Lovejoy to Discuss Climate Change at MBL Falmouth Forum, October 1

Thomas Lovejoy

WOODS HOLE, MA—Internationally renowned conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy will explain how biological systems can contribute toward reducing climate change at the next MBL Falmouth Forum on Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole.  The talk, titled “A Wild Approach to Climate Change,” is co-sponsored by The […]

MBL Falmouth Forum Season Begins With A Cappella Concert, September 18

Sacred Powers of Water

The MBL Falmouth Forum starts its new season with an a cappella choral concert by nine soloists and choral scholars of the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel Choir, Friday, September 18 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. The concert titled, “Sacred Powers of Water,” features music reflecting ways […]

Erle Ellis to Discuss Ecology in a Human Biosphere at August 14 Friday Evening Lecture

Erle Ellis

Edward Rubin to Discuss “Genomic Dark Matter” at August 7 Friday Evening Lecture

Edward Rubin

Martin Cohn to Discuss Development and Evolution of External Genitalia at July 24 Friday Evening Lecture


New Exhibit Celebrates Discovery at the MBL

Discovery Never Ends Exhibit Meigs Room

A new exhibit that chronicles milestones in the MBL’s 125+ year history is now open for viewing in the Meigs Room of the MBL’s Swope Conference Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole. Anchored by a 22-foot timeline, the exhibit features MBL discoveries and achievements from the laboratory’s 1888 founding to recent milestones including the MBL’s […]

The Microbiome and Its Influence on Human Health and Well-Being Topic of July 10 MBL Friday Evening Lecture

Jack Gilbert

WOODS HOLE, MA—The microbiome—the communities of trillions of microorganisms that live in our guts—has been implicated in numerous aspects of our health and well-being. The average human gut contains 500 to 1,000 bacterial species, which contribute to our ability to digest our food, our potential to gain weight, and even influences aspects of our mental […]

World of Extreme Adaptation Explored at July 3 MBL Friday Evening Lecture


WOODS HOLE, MA–Confronted with limited oxygen or nutrient availability, numerous organisms demonstrate evolutionarily conserved responses, markedly slowing or arresting fundamental biological processes to achieve a near quiescent physiological state. Although this unique defense strategy that permits adaptation and survival by “turning down to the pilot light” has been extensively studied for more than a century, […]