November 1, 2014

MBL Falmouth Forum Announces New Season

MBL Falmouth Forum

WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL Associates are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014-2015 season of the MBL Falmouth Forum. Now in its 24th year, the Falmouth Forum has provided audiences from the Cape Cod community with a wide range of intellectual and artistic experiences. Supported in part by the Falmouth Forum Endowment, the Falmouth […]

Biological Bulletin Editor James L. Olds to Lead National Science Foundation Biological Sciences Division

James Olds

Printable version (pdf) MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—James L. Olds, editor-in-chief of The Biological Bulletin, the 100+ year-old general biology journal published by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has been selected by The National Science Foundation to serve as assistant director for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). BIO’s mission is to enable discoveries for understanding […]

Ecologist Cathy Pfister Kicks Off MBL Fall Seminar Series, September 12

Cathy Pfister Tatoosh Island

WOODS HOLE, MA—The 2014 MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series will kick off on Friday, September 12 with a talk by University of Chicago professor Cathy Pfister. Pfister will discuss the ecology of rocky shores, in particular her work on the remote Tatoosh Island, off the west coast of Washington State. The lecture, […]

Susan Lindquist To Present Final Lecture in 2014 Friday Evening Series, August 22

Stanford Neurobiologist Carla Shatz Discusses Developmental Critical Periods and Alzheimer’s Disease at August 15 Friday Evening Lecture

Mitchell Sogin to Discuss “Long Tail of Microbial Populations” at August 8 Friday Evening Lecture

Timescales of Climate Change Topic of August 1 Friday Evening Lecture

Daniel Shrag

Calcification in Changing Oceans Explored in Special Issue of The Biological Bulletin

Branching coral
Acropora
sp. (Photo by Maria
Byrne, University of Sydney

Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—What do mollusks, starfish, and corals have in common? Aside from their shared marine habitat, they are all calcifiers—organisms that use calcium from their environment to create hard carbonate skeletons and shells for stability and protection. The June issue of the Biological Bulletin, published by the Marine Biological […]

Richard Hynes to Present “The Intelligent Glue that Holds us Together” at MBL Friday Evening Lecture, July 25

Use of Human Specimens in Genetic Research Topic of Special Bioethics Falmouth Forum at MBL, August 4

Pearl O’Rourke

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The ethical implications of using human biospecimens in research will be discussed at the 2014 Fischbach Bioethics Falmouth Forum Lecture at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) on Monday, August 4.Pediatrician and health policy expert, Dr. P. Pearl O’Rourke will present “Do You Know Where Your Tissue Is: […]