October 24, 2014

Tarantula Toxin is Used to Report on Electrical Activity in Live Cells

Fluorescent tarantula toxin reveals location of resting ion channels in live cells. Tarantula toxin (red) binds to potassium channels (green). Yellow indicates colocalization. Courtesy of Jon Sack.

MBL Neurobiology Course Students Contribute to Probe’s Development With Scientists from UC-Davis and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contact: Diana Kenney 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Crucial experiments to develop a novel probe of cellular electrical activity were conducted in the Neurobiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in 2013. Today, that optical probe, which combines […]

Serendipity, MBL Style

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@MBL: Origin of Life Symposium Prompts Discussion on Early Evolution

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@MBL: Adam Cohen Receives Inaugural Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

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PEP Broadens the Woods Hole Net

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By Laurel Hamers Among scientists, Woods Hole holds an international reputation as a hotspot for research. Especially during the summer, the community brims with geographic diversity, attracting visiting scientists from around the world. Yet it is still lacking in diversity in a very important aspect: with members of traditionally underrepresented groups in science in the […]

Becoming Fearless: The Neural Systems and Behavior Experience

The 2014 NS&B class with faculty from cycles 3 and 4. Credit:  Mufaddal Baghdadwala

By Wojciech Mikoluszko The following is an edited interview with André Fenton of New York University and Hans A. Hofmann of University of Texas, co-directors of the MBL Neural Systems and Behavior (NS&B) course. This is your second year as NS&B co-directors, for which you spend eight weeks of your summer engaged in very intense […]

An MBL SUCCESS Story: Providing Career Guidance to Young Scientists

Participants applaud at the end of a workshop. Credit: Tom Kleindinst.

By Laurel Hamers On a sunny summer day in Woods Hole, about seventy young scientists are eschewing the waterfront benches just outside their MBL labs and are instead packed into a non-air-conditioned room, listening attentively while munching on sandwiches. They’re not here for the free lunch they’re enjoying—most of them are already on an all-inclusive […]

MBL Career Development Program Launches Second Year

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Printable version (pdf)   Contact: A. Kristine Johnson 508-289-7766; kjohnson@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL will launch its second year of SUCCESS, a career development program for young scientists, on June 18, 2014. Chaired by MBL Director of Education Bill Reznikoff, SUCCESS (which stands for Shaping and Understanding Career Choices in Education, Science, and Self) is […]

Science Teachers from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Visit the MBL

University of Chicago Undergraduates Visit MBL