December 21, 2014

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Microscopist and MBL Visiting Scientist and Faculty Member Eric Betzig

Eric Betzig tests one of his super-resolution microscopes, still under development, at the MBL. Credit: Tom Kleindinst

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-685-3525 (cell); 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—When Eric Betzig loaded his hand-built, “bleeding edge” super-resolution microscope into an SUV in 2007 and drove it up to the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) for biologists to “test drive” it, it was immediately embraced as a major breakthrough in […]

Julie Huber Delves into the Deep-Sea “Dark Energy Biosphere”

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Congressman Bill Keating Visits the MBL

@MBL: A New Method for Checking the Ocean’s Health

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Biological Bulletin Editor James L. Olds to Lead National Science Foundation Biological Sciences Division

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Printable version (pdf) MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—James L. Olds, editor-in-chief of The Biological Bulletin, the 100+ year-old general biology journal published by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has been selected by The National Science Foundation to serve as assistant director for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). BIO’s mission is to enable discoveries for understanding […]

University of Chicago Graduate Student Research Awardees Discover the MBL

@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

PEP student Ola Olawoyin conducts field work in

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 […]