April 18, 2014

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

Marine Mammal Strandings Topic of MBL School Vacation Event for Kids, April 22

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu   Woods Hole, MA –The MBL Associates will help celebrate Earth Day with a free presentation for middle-school age students on Tuesday, April 22 at 11:00 AM. Kathy Zagzebski, President and Executive Director of the National Marine Life Center, will give a talk titled “Tending Turtles, Studying Seals, and Doctoring […]

MBL Falmouth Forum Concludes Season with Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Dunn, April 18

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Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu MBL, Woods Hole, MA—The MBL Falmouth Forum offers its final presentation of the season on Friday, April 18,, 2014 with a poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn. The event will be held at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. Sponsored by the […]

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 […]

Author of “Einstein’s Dream” Discusses New Book at MBL Falmouth Forum, April 4

Alan Lightman

  Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The next presentation of this season’s MBL Falmouth Forum will be held on Friday, April 4 with a talk titled “The Accidental Universe,” presented by Alan Lightman, physicist, writer, social entrepreneur, and professor of humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The event will be held […]

UChicago and MBL Announce First Recipients of Lillie Awards for Collaborative Research

Erik M. Jorgensen and Clare Waterman are the first two recipients of the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards. The awards will provide funding for scientists to develop novel, collaborative projects based at the MBL that will lead to transformative biological discoveries.

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) today announced the first two recipients of the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards. The newly established grant program honors Lillie, the early 20th-century embryologist who served as the MBL’s second director and as […]

“Done by Noon!” A Tribute to Anne Giblin After Her Election as AAAS Fellow

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First MBL-UChicago Retreat Explores New Ideas for Joint Research and Programs

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