December 19, 2014

An MBL SUCCESS Story: Providing Career Guidance to Young Scientists

Participants applaud at the end of a workshop. Credit: Tom Kleindinst.

By Laurel Hamers On a sunny summer day in Woods Hole, about seventy young scientists are eschewing the waterfront benches just outside their MBL labs and are instead packed into a non-air-conditioned room, listening attentively while munching on sandwiches. They’re not here for the free lunch they’re enjoying—most of them are already on an all-inclusive […]

Calcification in Changing Oceans Explored in Special Issue of The Biological Bulletin

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Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—What do mollusks, starfish, and corals have in common? Aside from their shared marine habitat, they are all calcifiers—organisms that use calcium from their environment to create hard carbonate skeletons and shells for stability and protection. The June issue of the Biological Bulletin, published by the Marine Biological […]

In the Whitman Center: Tadpoles Aid Neural Regeneration Research

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Donation from Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation Supports New UChicago Professorship in Tissue Engineering with Appointment in MBL’s Bell Center

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@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 […]

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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