November 23, 2014

MBL Scientists to Participate in International Ocean Sampling Day

Marine diatoms. Credit: Gordon T. Taylor, Stony Brook University

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139; cell 508-685-3525 WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Saturday, June 21, 2014 is International Ocean Sampling Day. Scientists around the globe—including at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)—will be collecting water samples, each containing a myriad of microorganisms, from different sites in the ocean. The goal of Ocean Sampling Day is to provide fundamental […]

Second Scientific Retreat Moves MBL, University of Chicago Toward “A New Era in Discovery”

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@MBL: Cities are Ecosystems, Too

A New Look at Old Forests: Study Revises Theory on Growth and Carbon Storage in Mature Trees

Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass. Credit: D. Foster

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass.— As forests age, their ability to grow decreases, a new study by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists and colleagues has determined. Since most U.S. forests are maturing from regeneration that began about 100 years ago when extensive clear-cutting occurred, the study suggests the future growth of U.S. […]

@MBL: Science Journalism Fellows Conducting Urban Mosquito Habitat Studies

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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 […]

MBL Awards Fellowships to Health and Environmental Science Journalists

SJP Biomedical Fellow Onche Onde and Brad Shuster, co-director of the Biomedical Course, at work in the lab at MBL. Credit: Melanie DG Kaplan

Contact: Diana Kenney 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Thirteen science journalists have been awarded Logan Science Journalism Fellowships from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an international center for biological, biomedical, and environmental research and training and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. Now in its 28th year, the MBL’s Logan Science Journalism Program […]

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

MBL Director Joan Ruderman Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-appointment

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WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Joan Ruderman, president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), announced May 19 that she will not seek reappointment once her current term at the University of Chicago-affiliated lab expires in October. She agreed to stay in her position at least through the fall during the search for a new director. Ruderman […]

Justine Allen Defends Ph.D. Thesis on Cephalopod Camouflage; Graduates from Brown-MBL Program

Justine Allen with her advisor, Dr. Roger Hanlon.

By Emily Skehill and Alison Maksym Justine J. Allen, a Brown-MBL graduate student in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University and the MBL Program in Sensory Physiology and Behavior, successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on March 24, 2014 at Brown University. Her advisor was MBL Senior Scientist Roger T. Hanlon, director of the Program […]