October 13, 2015

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: dkenney@mbl.edu Nalini Padmanabhan, ASHG: press@ashg.org 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 dkenney@mbl.edu; 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

Spider Silk Scientist Cheryl Hayashi to Kick Off MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series, June 19


Spiders are the superstars of the natural world when it comes to spinning silk. Spiders reign supreme in the diversity of silks they can spin and the extreme toughness of silk rivals some of the best manmade materials. Capable of remarkable feats, spiders and their web spinning abilities have been the inspiration for ancient legends, […]

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW to Perform at MBL, July 26


The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Provides $1 Million Endowment for MBL Education Program

MBL President and Director, Huntington Willard (left) and BWF President Dr. John E. Burris

WOODS HOLE, MA—The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has received $1 million in endowment support from the The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) to fund students in the MBL’s advanced education program. Proceeds from this endowment gift will support students in the MBL courses traditionally sponsored by the Fund including Physiology, Biology of Parasitism, Frontiers in Reproduction, […]

MBL Ecosystems Center to Celebrate 40th Anniversary


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu   MBL Ecosystems Center to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Keynote Speech by John P. Holdren, Assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology,  Will Kick off June 5-6 Event Woods Hole, Mass. — The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will commemorate the […]