September 21, 2014

Xi Yang Graduates from Brown-MBL Graduate Program; Defends Thesis on Leaf Production and Climate Change

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By Emily Skehill and Alison Maksym Xi Yang successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in the Brown-MBL Graduate Program in Biological and Environmental Sciences on April 28 at Brown University. Yang, a former geography and geosciences student from Beijing, began his Ph.D. in the Department of Geological Sciences at Brown in 2009. He was co-advised by Jack […]

U.S. Climate Assessment Commands National Attention

MBL’s Jerry Melillo at White House to Release Third National Climate Assessment, May 6

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Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 (cell) WASHINGTON, D.C., and WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Jerry M. Melillo, Distinguished Scientist at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will join John Holdren, Assistant to the U.S. President for Science and Technology, and other administration officials, to release the Third National Climate Assessment at […]

MBL’s Jerry Melillo, Leader in Ecosystems Research and Climate Assessment, is Elected to National Academy of Sciences

MBL Distinguished Scientist Jerry M. Mellilo, chairman of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. Credit: MBL, Woods Hole

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Jerry M. Melillo, Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Academy announced this week. Election to the Academy recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, […]

Jellyfish Images by MBL’s Osamu Shimomura Light Up an Edinburgh Square

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University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer Becomes Chairman of MBL Board of Trustees

New Internships Allow Eight UChicago Undergrads to Spend Summer at Marine Biological Laboratory

Eight students in the College will spend their summer there as research interns through the Metcalf program. - See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/04/15/new-internships-allow-eight-undergrads-spend-summer-marine-biological-lab#sthash.ATqygHNX.dpuf

By Dianna Douglas, University of Chicago   Eight students in the College will spend their summer as research interns at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, marking a new phase in the affiliation between the lab and the University of Chicago that will allow students to pursue significant scientific projects. “The student interns will make […]

@MBL: “Plastisphere” Paper is Honored by Environmental Science & Technology Journal

University of Chicago Undergraduates Visit MBL

Sensing Gravity with Acid: Scientists Discover a Role for Protons in Neurotransmission

The toadfish (Opsanus tau) is a model organism used by the Highstein lab to study hearing, balance and synaptic transmission. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—While probing how organisms sense gravity and acceleration, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the University of Utah uncovered evidence that acid (proton concentration) plays a key role in communication between neurons. The surprising discovery is reported this week in Proceedings of the […]