MBL Study Finds Limited Sign of Soil Adaptation to Climate Warming

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-685-3525; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass. — While scientists and policy experts debate the impacts of global warming, the Earth’s soil is releasing roughly nine times more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than all human activities combined. This huge carbon flux from soil — due to the natural respiration of […]

NSF Awards Marine Biological Laboratory $5.9 Million for Coastal Marsh Research

Anne Giblin, interim director of the Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory, has been awarded a $5.9 million National Science Foundation renewal grant to study how sea-level rise, climate change, and human impacts are reshaping the marshes and estuaries behind Plum Island, Mass., the largest remaining marsh area in the northeastern United States. Giblin […]

Marine Biological Laboratory Director Elected to National Academy of Medicine

WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Huntington F. Willard, Ph.D., president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the Academy announced today. Election is considered one of the highest honors in the health and medical fields and recognizes […]

New Microscope Developed at MBL Reveals Nanoscale Structural Dynamics in Live Cells

Contact: dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass. —Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and colleagues have unveiled a new microscope that can track the position and orientation of individual molecules in living cells—nanoscale measurements that until now have posed a significant challenge. As reported this week in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, the […]

Marine Biological Laboratory Course Director Dianne Newman Named MacArthur Fellow

Read Dianne Newman’s interview in the Summer 2015 Catalyst WOODS HOLE, MA— Dianne K. Newman, Professor of Biology and Geobiology at California Institute of Technology, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and Course Director of the Microbial Diversity course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow. Newman is a […]

Every Photon is Valuable: New Microscope Captures “Lost” Fluorescence, Improving Resolution

Contact: Diana Kenney, dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, MASS.—Taking a cue from medical imaging, scientists have invented a multi-view microscope that captures higher-resolution, 3D images of live cells and tissues without upping the dose of potentially harmful radiation the specimens receive. The researchers, who work collaboratively at the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Whitman Center, published their results […]

Four Scientists are Named Distinguished Scientists of the Marine Biological Laboratory

Contact: Diana Kenney; dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Four scientists yesterday were named Distinguished Scientists of the Marine Biological Laboratory, joining a group of six other researchers who have previously received the institution’s highest honor. The title of Distinguished Scientist is conferred to highly accomplished scientists whose exceptional work at the Marine Biological Laboratory is of […]

MBL’s Jerry Melillo is Appointed to Sustained National Climate Assessment Advisory Committee

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced the appointment of 15 members, including MBL Distinguished Scientist Jerry Melillo, to the new Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. This committee will advise the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Global Change Research Program, through NOAA, on sustained climate […]

Marine Biological Laboratory Announces First MBL Fellows

Nine faculty members from institutions around the country have been appointed to the new position of MBL Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory. MBL Fellows come to Woods Hole to pursue collaborative research on key topics related to the MBL’s strategic plan.  Each Fellow holds a primary appointment at another U.S. or global institution while […]

Anne Giblin Named Interim Director of MBL Ecosystems Center

Marine Biological Laboratory senior scientist Anne Giblin has been named interim director of the Ecosystems Center. Giblin has been a member of the MBL faculty for more than three decades. Her research focuses on the cycling of elements in the environment and understanding how ecosystems respond to high nutrient inputs from wastewater and fertilizer. “It’s […]