April 25, 2014

Marine Biological Laboratory Trustees Elect Three New Members

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The Trustees of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) elected three new members at their meeting on August 2.  They are David A. Greene, University of Chicago; Eric D. Isaacs, Argonne National Laboratory; and John W. McCarter, Jr., The Field Museum. “Our new Trustees bring […]

Built for Efficiency, Not Speed: Scientists Discover New Propulsive Mechanism in Jellyfish

Moon jellyfish (aurelia aurita), processed data from high speed recordings showing the structure of the vortex. Courtesy of Brad Gemmell.

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Jellyfish may not be fast, but they are one of the most efficient propulsors on the planet—which is why they can “bloom” and overrun an ecosystem by outcompeting much swifter predators like fish, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) visiting scientists report this week. “It seems […]

University of Chicago and MBL Announce Lillie Awards for Novel Collaborations

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MBL’s Julie Huber to Lead Research Expedition to Deep-Sea Volcano

Location of Axial Seamount and its Regional Scale Node (RSN), part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s cabled observatory network.  Image credit: Regional Scale Nodes, University of Washington.

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725, ghebert@mbl.edu Woods Hole, MA –MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) microbial oceanographer Julie Huber will lead a national team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition to Axial Seamount, an active volcano 300 miles off the Oregon coast. The researchers are seeking to better understand the vast diversity of marine microbial […]

@MBL: Spring Forward

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Cassandra Bilogan is First Brown-MBL PhD Awardee in the MBL’s Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering

The African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. Photo courtesy of Encyclopedia of Life (www.eol.org).

Brown-MBL student Cassandra Bilogan successfully defended her PhD dissertation last August at Brown University. She conducted her doctoral research in the lab of MBL Associate Scientist Marko Horb, making her the first Brown-MBL student to complete her degree in the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering. Bilogan was enrolled in the Department […]

MBL and Children’s School of Science: Celebrating Together

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits the MBL

MBL President and Director Joan Ruderman, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Dr. Matt Kaeberlein of University of Washington, co-director of the Molecular Biology of Aging course. Credit: Beth Armstrong

Printable version (pdf) U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) toured the MBL on August 2, accompanied by MBL President and Director Joan Ruderman, University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer, Argonne National Laboratory Director Eric Isaacs, and other members of the institutions’ leadership teams. The MBL’s recent affiliation with the University of Chicago, Senator Warren said, […]

“Flukes” is Dedicated in Waterfront Park

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Artist and philanthropist Gordon Gund helped to dedicate his already-popular gift to the MBL, his bronze sculpture “Flukes,” at an August 1 ceremony in Waterfront Park, Woods Hole. Since its installation in May, “Flukes” has drawn the admiration of many young visitors to the park who enjoy touching its massive curves (but are asked not […]

University of Chicago and Marine Biological Laboratory Agree to Form Affiliation

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Printable version (pdf) Frequently Asked Questions For Immediate Release: June 12, 2013 University of Chicago Contact: Jeremy Manier, 773-702-8187, jmanier@uchicago.edu MBL Contact: Andrea Early, 508-289-7652, aearly@mbl.edu Initiative will build new collaborative programs and reinforce existing work at world-renowned biology institution The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. have agreed […]