Linda Amaral-Zettler Receives Fulbright Award to Study Extreme Bacteria

By Claudia Geib The Rio Tinto, an acidic, rust-colored river flowing through the Iberian Peninsula, is often used to study the sort of extreme life that might live on Mars—so Linda Amaral-Zettler was surprised to find a potential human pathogen in the river. Amaral-Zettler, an associate scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, has received a […]

UChicago Faculty Members to Serve on MBL Interim Leadership Team

Melina Hale and Neil Shubin have agreed to serve as interim leaders of the Marine Biological Laboratory effective May 1, 2017.   Hale and Shubin will join the MBL staff while the Board identifies a successor to Huntington F. Willard who will resign as president and director of the MBL at the end of April, 2017. […]

Huntington F. Willard to Step Down as Marine Biological Laboratory President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2017 Contact: Gina Hebert (508) 717-1730;     WOODS HOLE, MA—Huntington F. Willard has announced he will step down from his position as president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at the end of April. Willard has held the position since January 2015, during which time he led […]

NSF Awards MBL $6.8 Million for Arctic Ecology, Climate Change Research

For the fourth consecutive decade, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will lead the nation’s primary research project on Arctic ecology and its responses to climate warming, with $6.8 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant was recently awarded to Senior Scientist Edward B. Rastetter, lead principal investigator of the […]

MBL Study Illuminates the Origin of Vertebrate Gills

Contact: dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 WOODS HOLE, Mass.—What did the last common ancestor of the vertebrate animals — a very small, soft-bodied marine organism that lived about 600 million years ago — look like? While the portrait is still emerging, a new study indicates that it had gills. This week in Current Biology, J. Andrew Gillis of […]

Eight Early-Career Scientists Receive Awards to Carry Out Research in MBL Whitman Center

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has announced the recipients of this year’s Whitman Center Early Career Investigator Awards, which enable exceptional scientists from around the world to conduct research at the MBL and take advantage of its resources and collaborative scientific community. The eight awardees will be supported for up to ten weeks to pursue […]

Message from the MBL President and Director Regarding Immigration

The Marine Biological Laboratory is deeply committed to the free and open exchange of scholars from around the world. It is the defining characteristic of our mission supporting the advancement of scientific knowledge for the benefit of mankind. We are concerned about the potential impact of the Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, which […]

Squid and Cephalopod Scientist Joshua Rosenthal Joins Marine Biological Laboratory Faculty

Joshua C. Rosenthal, a neurobiologist who studies how marine organisms adapt to the physical environment, has been appointed to the position of Senior Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). Rosenthal comes to the MBL from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, where he was a Professor in the Institute of Neurobiology. His […]

Marine Biological Laboratory Announces 2017 Friday Evening Lecture Series

The Marine Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the Friday Evening Lecture schedule for the summer of 2017.  The hour-long talks are geared for a diverse and engaged audience and appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike. The 2017 lineup of speakers will explore some of the most fascinating subjects in science today including aging and […]

Scientists Develop Novel Assay to Decode Functional Elements of Genome

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 WOODS HOLE, Mass.–One of the most profound changes in the life of an organism is what Antonio Giraldez calls “embryonic puberty”: the stage when an early embryo stops taking instructions from its mother on how to develop and activates its own genome to kick out those instructions […]