November 27, 2015

Can’t Believe Their Eyes: Grass Fellow Explores Puzzling Discovery of Light-Sensitive Cells in Zebrafish Tails

MBL Celebration of Discovery to Focus on Research and Education Partnerships and Opportunities


New Exhibit Celebrates Discovery at the MBL

Discovery Never Ends Exhibit Meigs Room

A new exhibit that chronicles milestones in the MBL’s 125+ year history is now open for viewing in the Meigs Room of the MBL’s Swope Conference Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole. Anchored by a 22-foot timeline, the exhibit features MBL discoveries and achievements from the laboratory’s 1888 founding to recent milestones including the MBL’s […]

The Microbiome and Its Influence on Human Health and Well-Being Topic of July 10 MBL Friday Evening Lecture

Jack Gilbert

WOODS HOLE, MA—The microbiome—the communities of trillions of microorganisms that live in our guts—has been implicated in numerous aspects of our health and well-being. The average human gut contains 500 to 1,000 bacterial species, which contribute to our ability to digest our food, our potential to gain weight, and even influences aspects of our mental […]

World of Extreme Adaptation Explored at July 3 MBL Friday Evening Lecture


WOODS HOLE, MA–Confronted with limited oxygen or nutrient availability, numerous organisms demonstrate evolutionarily conserved responses, markedly slowing or arresting fundamental biological processes to achieve a near quiescent physiological state. Although this unique defense strategy that permits adaptation and survival by “turning down to the pilot light” has been extensively studied for more than a century, […]

MBL President and Director to Receive Genetics Education Award

MBL President and Director Huntington F. Willard. Credit: University of Chicago

Contacts: Diana Kenney, MBL: Nalini Padmanabhan, ASHG: BETHESDA, MD—Huntington F. Willard, Ph.D., President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago, is one of three recipients of the 2015 Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). […]

MBL Whitman Scientists Identify a Calcium Channel Essential for Deep Sleep

Dr. Llinás in his MBL lab. Photo credit: Tom Kleindinst

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory; 508-289-7139 Written by Kelsey Calhoun WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Sleep seems simple enough, a state of rest and restoration that almost every vertebrate creature must enter regularly in order to survive. But the brain responds differently to stimuli when asleep than when awake, and it is not […]

MBL Neurobiology Course Faculty And Students Help Identify Gene That Promotes Chronic Itch

Parkinson’s Disease Topic of June 26 MBL Friday Evening Lecture


WOODS HOLE, MA–The Earth’s population is aging fast, and the coming sharp increase in the number of people over age sixty-five will bring with it an epidemic of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Currently, no cures exist for any of the major neurologic disorders. Unless cures can be found, by 2050 […]

Neuroscientists Invited to Apply for a Travel Award to Attend the SPINES Neuroscience Symposium in Chicago